Articles tagged: Film


The Western’s Long Glorification of Oppression

A quintessentially American, and Texan, film genre, the Western has mistold Texas history since its beginnings.

From the May/June 2021 issue “It just so happens we be Texicans,” says Mrs. Jorgensen, an older woman wearing her blond hair in a tight bun, to rough-an...Read More


Captivity Narrative

"News of the World" unsuccessfully tries to redeem the Western at its most harmful.

A version of this story ran in the March/April 2021 issue. More than most Westerns, News of the World is about things which no longer are. Where most entries o...Read More