Carrie Fountain


Whose Women’s Movement

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Crash Course in Empathy

Last Chance in Texas: The Redemption of Criminal Youth By John Hubner</p > In his latest book, Last Chance in Texas, journalist John Hubner recounts the nine months he spent at the Texas Youth Commission’s Giddings State School, where therapists … Read More


Damned Beautiful

Damned Beautiful BY CARRIE FOUNTAIN Honored Guest: Stories Joy Williams Knopf 224 pages, $24. had this weird feeling reading these stories that all my teeth were going to fall out or something. It may’ve been the anxious way I was … Read More


America Go Home

by Carrie Fountain

Homeland A few months after 9/11, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dale Maharidge headed west from his home in New York City and wound his way through America’s heartland, conducting hundreds of interviews with folks from everywhere along the political spectrum, covering … Read More


Portrait of the Artist as a Young Chula

Take the commitments of a short story, the achy sureness of a memoir, the unraveling of a long poem, and the occasional, humorous swoop into the dramatic monologue, and what do you get? You get what novelist and playwright Denise … Read More


The Sound of Its Making

Tony Hoagland writes about the self as if the self was some poor sucker he tortured in high school only to look into the mirror one day and find that same, poor sucker staring back at him, both beaten and … Read More



Trinity Site: America's First Ground Zero

Entering White Sands Missile Range is like driving into another reality. Barbed wire glints in the sun, razors gleaming; spattered on the distant mesa, odd, dome-shaped structures break the horizon. Signs read, Explosives Turn Here; No Photographs!; Visitors MUST Stay … Read More