Geoff Rips

Geoff Rips is a novelist and a former editor of The Texas Observer.
  • Austin Novelist Tom Zigal Explores Katrina’s Chaos

    Tim Zigal's new novel exploring the damage caused by Hurrican Katrina reminds us that the order of our world is fragile and temporary. Full Story

  • Walking the Walk

    Somewhere near the intersection of the practice of democracy and the money-logged electoral politics of a flagging empire, the Texas Industrial Areas Foundation network […] Full Story

  • Editorial

    The first week in October found the Republican message peppered with not-very-subtle code meant to enliven the racist vote. Sarah Palin told us that […] Full Story

  • Editorial

    Economic levees have burst. The water’s pouring in, and we’re being herded toward the Superdome, where we’ll be asked to sacrifice while lords of […] Full Story

  • Editorial

    Apparently, John McCain won’t let Sarah Palin out of his sight. They’re together everywhere you look. That short leash will make campaigning in all […] Full Story

  • Editorial

    The first week in October found the Republican message peppered with not-very-subtle code meant to enliven the racist vote. Sarah Palin told us that […] Full Story

  • Editorial

    Economic levees have burst. The water’s pouring in, and we’re being herded toward the Superdome, where we’ll be asked to sacrifice while lords of […] Full Story

  • Editorial

    Apparently, John McCain won’t let Sarah Palin out of his sight. They’re together everywhere you look. That short leash will make campaigning in all […] Full Story

  • Editorial

    In this issue, we observe the 100th birthday of Lyndon Johnson with a memoir by Observer founding editor Ronnie Dugger about the personal and […] Full Story

  • Editorial

    As we approach the national political conventions, we all know this promises to be a mean season. Has America transcended its racist past? We’re […] Full Story