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Short Story Contest Finalist: ‘Malena’

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Kim Henderson says her story "Malena" was inspired by the news that her New Mexico hometown was the fastest-shrinking city in the country.
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‘Los Zetas Inc.’ Author on Why Mexico’s Drug War Isn’t About Drugs

The Zetas and groups like them have morphed into transnational corporations with interests in everything from coal mining and the extraction of oil and gas to cornering the market on avocados.

For more than a decade, Mexico has been embroiled in a drug war that has resulted in unprecedented violence. In 2016 alone, nearly 23,000 homicides were reporte...Read More

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Wall Flowers

Border art projects bloom in the shadow of Trump's wall.

"When I’m building spaces, they’re really to invite people in, oftentimes people who are excluded or don’t have access to more traditional art spaces.”...Read More

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The Impossible City

Houston was built on a stubborn defiance of nature. As the city recovers from Hurricane Harvey, that same attitude will be on display — for better or worse.

Houston was built on a stubborn defiance of nature. As the city recovers from Hurricane Harvey, that same attitude will be on display — for better or worse....Read More

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Our Lady of the Underground

Whether you need love or money, safety or security, Santa Muerte is open for business—and business is booming.

Santa Muerte also protects those who work in darkness: cabbies and street kids, prostitutes and petty hustlers, cops and soldiers....Read More

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The King of Pulp

In Cross Plains, a literary festival honors the most influential Texas writer you've never heard of.

In Cross Plains, a literary festival honors Robert E. Howard, the most influential Texas writer you've never heard of....Read More

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