Andrew Roush

Andrew Roush is a writer in Bastrop, Texas.

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On Giant’s Shoulders: New Cinema History Dissects Texas Tropes

"Giant" was meant to confront certain ugly implications about Texas, chiefly that it is perpetually big, bigoted and booming.

In 1956, America was ascendant, and Texas was America. Eleven years after the end of World War II, the greasy machinery of capitalism had conquered the country and modern America was being churned out on its assembly lines. Glistening cars … Read More

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‘Last Sheriff in Texas’ Tells True Story of State’s Deadliest Lawman

James P. McCollom’s "The Last Sheriff in Texas" paints the South Texas town of Beeville as a microcosm of Texas politics and policing — past, present and future.

James P. McCollom’s The Last Sheriff in Texas paints the South Texas town of Beeville as a microcosm of Texas politics and policing — past, present and future. Read More

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