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Burn It All Down

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Ben Fountain’s new book of essays chronicles the ascent of Trumpism with a keen eye for the past, present and future.
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Eye on Texas: Fiesta Protesta

The Voices From Both Sides festival commemorates the 2002 closure of the border crossing between Lajitas and its Mexican sister city, Paso Lajitas.

Jennifer Boomer In May, I traveled to Lajitas to document the sixth annual Voices From Both Sides festival (also called Fiesta Protesta). The daylong event comm...Read More

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Sarah Bird’s Lively New Novel Resurrects a Little-Known Civil War Hero

Bird produces a memorable re-creation of a freed slave who passed as a man to become a Buffalo Soldier — and of the thoroughly racist country in which she suffered and triumphed.

You want to use phrases like “ripping yarn” and “helluva story” for Sarah Bird’s new page-turner, but that makes Daughter of a Daughter of a Queen sou...Read More

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100 Ways to Draw a Line

The edge becomes the center at the Transborder Biennial 2018 in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez.

100 Ways to Draw a Line The edge becomes the center at the Transborder Biennial 2018 in El Paso and Ciudad Juárez. Nearly 80,000 people cross the border in the...Read More

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Tinkering with the Human Heart in ‘Ticker’

Set in Houston, Mimi Swartz’s new book delivers an engrossing human drama populated with off-kilter geniuses.

Early in Mimi Swartz’s fascinating Ticker: The Quest to Create an Artificial Heart, a surgeon with no good options left cuts out a sheep’s heart and...Read More

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