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Rattling Cages

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Dallas artist Sedrick Huckaby’s new work portrays the grief of incarceration for black men and their families.
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How To Turn Texas Blue

Mary Beth Rogers' new book is a blueprint for turning Texas blue, or at least giving Democrats a fighting chance.

Mary Beth Rogers ran the last successful statewide Democratic campaign in Texas — in 1990. Here, she lays out a plan for turning Texas blue again. ...Read More

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Observatory Podcast No. 2: Second Chances

Dara Musick was a career criminal with nearly two decades behind bars; now, she's sharing her story in Texas theaters.

Dara Musick was a career criminal with nearly two decades behind bars; now, she's sharing her story in Texas theaters. Here's her journey, in her own words....Read More

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Our Blue Period

When clinical depression strikes a marriage, the cracks are long and deep.

People with clinical depression are wired differently. In a neurotypical brain, mood-regulating neurotransmitters, such as serotonin, noradrenaline and dopamine...Read More

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Catching Up with Janis

Her brand of blues presaged 21st century sexual politics.

Joplin remains important now, 45 years after her death, through a combination of that indelible voice and her zeitgeisty identification with the exuberant spiri...Read More

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