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Are You My Granddaughter?

“Right now I feel like am sitting in my grandmother’s living room, looking at the world through her lace curtains. From time to time, […]

Lifestyles of the Rich and Infamous

Bryan Burrough’s new book, The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes, covers almost a century of Texas oil, […]

Arab Bashing on the Big Screen

Jack G. Shaheen is the leading scourge of anti-Arab media bias. A professor emeritus of mass communications at Southern Illinois University, he has for […]

Hell No, They Won’t Go

One of the more disconcerting (if poorly publicized) effects of the last eight years of American foreign policy is that I’m now forced to […]

It’s Shopping Time!

Yes, these are tough economic times, but when the going gets tough, the tough get going … to Neiman Marcus. Hoping to cut through […]

The Life Penalty

Juan Leonardo Quintero was on the expressway to Texas death row. Prosecutors had the 34-year-old on video confessing to gunning down a police officer […]

Proposition This

It’s been three years since Texas voters overwhelmingly passed Proposition 2, glomming a strictly heterosexual definition of marriage onto the state constitution. But just […]


One evening a week after the Nov. 4 election, hundreds of Texas power brokers filed into their favorite haunt near the state Capitol, the […]

The Latino Factor

Before she filed to run for a spot on the Texas Supreme Court, Linda Reyna Yañez received some unsolicited advice. “I was told, don’t […]

Political Intelligence

Gov. Rick Perry has long been eager to remake the Texas Department of Public Safety. And for almost $1 million-the cost of a study […]