Ben Fountain’s new book of essays chronicles the ascent of Trumpism with a keen eye for the past, present and future.
The rise of Donald J. Trump repeatedly confounded political scholars, reporters, pundits and campaign operatives alike. Time after time, those who closely follo...Read More
In this year's Texas Observer Short Story Contest winner, Daniel Zima, publisher/editor of a Czech-language newspaper, delivers papers to his elderly neighbors in a nursing home while awaiting a buyer he suspects will never appear.
If you’re considering entering the 2019 Observer story contest, you could do worse than to write a story about a small Texas publication fighting an uphill ba...Read More
The first-of-its-kind Museum of Street Culture challenges art-world norms by employing homeless docents and displaying art on the street.
The first-of-its-kind Museum of Street Culture challenges art-world norms by employing homeless docents and displaying art on the street. – by Michael Hoi...Read More
Dallas author Brantley Hargrove’s new biography of storm chaser Tim Samaras is a streamlined primer in tornado science — and a hell of a story.
At least he died doing what he loved. Brantley Hargrove doesn’t write a single sentence so crassly clichéd in The Man Who Caught the Storm. (He also doesn’...Read More