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On Giant’s Shoulders: New Cinema History Dissects Texas Tropes

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'Giant' was meant to confront certain ugly implications about Texas, chiefly that it is perpetually big, bigoted and booming.
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Short Story Contest Winner: ‘Muriel’

The winner of our 2017 short story contest "contends with the fears and obsessions of modern life without being frantic."

The winner of our short story contest "contends with the fears and obsessions of modern life without being frantic," writes judge Deb Olin Unferth....Read More

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Short Story Contest Finalist: ‘Malena’

Kim Henderson says her story "Malena" was inspired by the news that her New Mexico hometown was the fastest-shrinking city in the country.

Kim Henderson says her story "Malena" was inspired by the news that her New Mexico hometown was the fastest-shrinking city in the country....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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