For readers who’ve wrestled with their religious upbringing, Jessica Wilbanks evokes a powerful sense of loss: the loss of the person she used to be, and of the person she might have become, had she stayed inside the fold.
On a research trip to Nigeria, Houston writer Jessica Wilbanks fills out a questionnaire after attending a Pentecostal church service. The form asks a series of intensely personal questions that transport her back to her rural Maryland childhood in the … Read More
With arms outstretched, the 67-foot-tall mortar Christ of the Ozarks sculpture towers over Eureka Springs, Arkansas, literally and figuratively. For decades, tourists have come to this town of 2,000 to see The Great Passion Play, a dramatic re-enactment of the … Read More
The price tag on a new public sculpture in San Antonio renews a 20-year debate over whether a city program creates art — or just controversy.
The price tag on a new public sculpture in San Antonio renews a 20-year debate over whether a city program creates art — or just controversy. Read More
History takes the stage in Palo Duro Canyon
Produced annually by the Texas Panhandle Heritage Foundation, "Texas" is the best-attended outdoor history drama in the nation. Though it debuted 50 years ago, its depiction of life in the Texas Panhandle represents a romanticized version of our history that, in some ways, hasn't changed. Read More
Why should a person read about injustices perpetrated by her country in the distant past? To honor those who suffered? To inoculate against the repetition of errors? To strip the scales from her eyes and develop a more realistic, if more jaded, picture of her government? Read More