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Politics & Prose with Elizabeth Hailey

When Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey-that classy, classic-penning author of the trailblazing A Woman of Independent Means-told me over dinner in Los Angeles last January that […]

A Novelist in Full

At the start of her career, Susan Choi-who is half-Korean, and whose first novel won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction-could have comfortably ensconced […]

The Serendipity Wrangler

The Southwestern Writers Collection is located on the top floor of the Alkek Library on the Texas State University campus in San Marcos. White […]

Hidden Facts, Apocryphal Tales

HORSE THIEF GEORGE We’ve learned the hard way over the past seven years that George W. lives in his own world-a place in which […]

Creosote Blues Revisited

Dennis Davis’ uncle died in his arms on New Year’s morning in 2005. Cancer had eaten away Don Hightower’s face. “He had lost his […]

Unconventional Wisdom

The man who is perhaps best positioned to appreciate the ironies piled up around the ongoing Texas Democratic prima-caucus is state party Chair Boyd […]

Vote by Mail, Go to Jail

Willie Ray was a 69-year-old African-American city council member from Texarkana who wanted her granddaughter, Jamillah Johnson, to learn about civil rights and voting […]

Political Intelligence

CRADDICK’S CRUDE American families are being hammered by plunging real estate values and soaring oil prices. But one person’s loss is another’s gain.Texas House […]


In 2002, a clique of radical Republicans backed by specific moneyed interests stormed the halls of power in Texas, winning every lever of state […]


TATOO VIEWS Real nice article from the “progressives” at the Observer (“The Skins They Carried,” March 21). Why did you leave out the photos […]