Andrea Grimes

Andrea Grimes is a freelance writer and reluctant Texpat living in California.

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The Laugh Ceiling: A New Book on Women Comics Misses the Show

Hysterical! builds a big tent for women in American comedy, but stops short of looking forward at some of the most innovative work.

My reward, earlier this year, for convincing myself it would be worthwhile to find some stage time at a stand-up comedy open mic in San Francisco, was a beer that came courtesy of a sympathetic bartender. Or maybe it was … Read More

Health Care

Red is the New Orange: Handmaids Bring More than Just Silence to the Abortion Fight

The grassroots group of reproductive justice activists have seized a terrifying political moment and created a defiant act of pop-cultural resistance.

In white bonnets and bright-red robes, they sit silently in protest as lawmakers usher in yet another bill that will make it harder for Texans to access abortion. Single-file, they shuffle through the halls of the Capitol, eyes on their … Read More

Troopers lead a woman out the Capitol's east doors Friday evening.
Health Care

Guys Get Off Free with Tinderholt’s Abortion Ban

Tinderholt wants to police what 'consenting adults' do in the bedroom, but his bill only puts one of those consenting adults behind bars: the pregnant one.

Tinderholt wants to police what “consenting adults” do in the bedroom, but his bill only puts one of those consenting adults behind bars: the pregnant one. Read More

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Politics

Texans: You Are Your Legislators’ Boss, Now Act Like It

A Texas legislator seeks to make divorce inaccessible, while ignoring Texans' real problems...

Matt Krause, and so many of his fellow lawmakers who’ve been hired to make Texas government less intrusive, could use a little bossing around. Don’t be afraid to do it. Read More

UT Austin Anti-Trump Protest
Politics

This Outpouring of Empathy from Trump Supporters is Simply Too Much

I get that the GOP wants to understand why it lost the popular vote in an effort to build bridges with the frustrated majority it must now govern, but my emotions are still raw.

I get that the GOP wants to understand why it lost the popular vote in an effort to build bridges with the frustrated majority it must now govern, but my emotions are still raw. Read More

Politics

The Texas Miracle #31: Goodnight and Good Luck, Y’all!

On the podcast: Host Andrea Grimes signs off on our final episode, and Texpat listeners call in to tell us what they miss most about the Lone Star State.

On the podcast: Host Andrea Grimes signs off on our final episode, and Texpat listeners call in to tell us what they miss most about the Lone Star State. Read More

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