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The Ghosts of Jefferson

by | Mon, Oct 28, 2019 at 6:04 CST
This East Texas tourist town calls itself “the most haunted town in Texas,” but its whitewashed ghost stories elide a complex racial history.
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We Were the Safety Net

From Rachel Pearson's "No Apparent Distress: A Doctor’s Coming of Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine," this excerpt is featured in our April issue.

We Were the Safety Net As a medical student in Galveston, Rachel Pearson learned as much in her work at St. Vincent’s, a student-run charity clinic, as in...Read More

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High-Wire Act

Laughter, fear and Trump at the Spanish-language circus on the Texas-Mexico border.

Laughter, fear and Trump at the Spanish-language circus on the Texas-Mexico border....Read More

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Adiós Utopia, Hello Texas

The first major U.S. show since 1942 of Cuban art comes to Houston.

The landmark exhibit Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 is at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), from March 5 to May 21....Read More

Degrees of Separation at the Station Museum in Houston by

Lives in Limbo

How activism, art and architecture are bringing the shadowy immigrant detention system into clearer view

“These are public institutions,” Lopez says. “It's taxpayer money. And it's immigration — a national issue. But it's not something that we're having the...Read More

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Fungi Town

Taking a mushroom census in southeast Texas.

Fungi Town Taking a mushroom census in southeast Texas. – by Leah Caldwell December 8, 2016 David Lewis makes the occasional pilgrimage to Sand Ridge Cemetery...Read More

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If These Walls Could Talk

The pictographs of the Pecos River have lasted millennia in a tempestuous desert, surviving mostly in silence. Now an archaeologist has cracked the code — and they can begin to speak again.

The pictographs of the lower Pecos have lasted millennia in a tempestuous desert, surviving mostly in silence. Now that a code has been cracked, and they can be...Read More

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