"There is no room for dignified depiction of refugees, and they’re not shown as human beings with hopes and plans to go back to normal life."
The United States will shut its doors to most refugees on Wednesday, as the nation has just reached the Trump administration’s 50,000-person fiscal year reset...Read More
We're now taking submissions for our seventh annual short story contest.
We're now taking submissions for our seventh annual short story contest....Read More
In 'All the Agents and Saints,' Stephanie Elizondo Griest doesn't just describe her country's in-between zones. She inhabits them.
There’s an almost throwaway bit of scene-setting late in All the Agents and Saints, just a few pages from the book’s end, that explains a lot about its writ...Read More
From air quality to vaccines, much of this week’s Observer coverage focuses on public health in Texas.
Keep up with the Observer’s sharp reporting on the Legislature and throughout Texas with this weekly newsletter. As GOP leaders in Washington, D.C. push a...Read More
John T. Edge’s new food history is an unflinching look at 60 years of racism and activism in the South.
John T. Edge’s new food history is an unflinching look at 60 years of racism and activism in the South....Read More
The oldest public park in Houston has been transformed by a $33 million renovation. But will it be enough to save the Third Ward?
Behind the New Look of Houston’s Oldest Park, a Complex Racial History The oldest public park in Houston has been transformed by a $33 million renovation. But...Read More
I traveled to Big Bend Ranch State Park in October for the second-annual Trans-Pecos Ultra. This rugged ultramarathon spans 170 miles and 15,000 feet of elevati...Read More