Nancy Nusser

Nancy Nusser is the managing editor of the Observer.

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Anthony Graves
Criminal Justice

The Interview: Anthony Graves

Life after death row and the search for justice.

Graves spent 18 years in prison, 12 on death row. Now that his former prosecutor has been disbarred, Graves talks about forgiveness and life going forward. Read More

Martín Ramírez
Art

Captive Genius

From the isolation of a psych ward, Mexican immigrant Martín Ramírez became a 20th century master.

From the isolation of a psych ward, Mexican immigrant Martín Ramírez became a 20th century master. The content of Ramírez’s drawings shows that he was driven by a strong need for expression, communication, and recognition. Read More

Books

Five Books We Loved in 2015

The Observer’s criteria for book reviews is intentionally vague, so we can include anything with a connection to Texas that’s well worth reading. In 2015, Observer reviews covered fiction, essays, poetry, politics, economics, sociology — even cooking. Here are our five favorite books we reviewed in 2015. Read More

A photo of 'Lucille's Treasure Chest of Fine Foods.'
Books

Returning Southern Cuisine to the Women Who Created It

In 'The Jemima Code,' Toni Tipton-Martin introduces readers to the African-American women who created Southern cooking.

In The Jemima Code: Two Centuries of African American Cookbooks, Tipton-Martin describes Southern cooking as a fusion of African, European and Caribbean cooking created by blacks but credited to white people. Read More

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