The Texas writer, who died in December, caught lightning in a bottle with his celebrated 1993 book ‘Travels With Lizbeth,’ but he still couldn’t escape life on the margins.
With his ex-team in the Super Bowl and a new memoir on bookshelves, the Hall of Fame running back from Sealy, Texas, is back in the limelight.
‘Blood and Money’ has it all: new oil money, an equestrian heiress, a handsome plastic surgeon, River Oaks mansions, and gossip-worthy trials.
The San Marcos author draws on her scientific training and tribal storytelling to weave a spellbinding tale in ‘A Snake Falls to Earth.’
The new show has a strong premise that’s derailed by cheap laughs. But cartoonist Gilbert Shelton’s counterculture strips are still great.
A new book tells the sweeping tale of the Alamo’s Weird Wednesday series, the American Genre Film Archive, and Austin’s custodians of cult.
Indulge in over-the-top cocktails like the Skeleton Cruise, which comes in a boat with dry ice and activates bar-wide light and sound effects.
You won't be able to put these down.
The book for anyone who has ever felt the lure of the Lone Star State, already loves it, or simply wants to make sense of the place.
Things unseen moved along the river bank, slithered or crawled or pranced between the thick growths of trees that ran for miles.
There’s something for every Texan on this list.
A recent tribute in Archer City gave Texans an overdue opportunity to pay their respects to their state’s greatest writer.
Ann Richards, Farrah Fawcett, Beyoncé. An excerpt from TM’s new book, ‘Being Texan,’ explores a strain of toughness in the iconography of the state’s females.
A searingly feminist 1925 memoir of life in small-town Texas rises from the dustbin of patriarchy.
To me, Garth Ennis's ‘Preacher’ is about growing past juvenile, self-destructive notions of masculinity.
The former San Antonian started writing the story that became ‘Martita, I Remember You’ thirty years ago.
A new book explores the recent work and landscape-driven philosophy of the esteemed San Antonio architecture firm.
The owner of Austin’s Dai Due has crafted a thorough, beautifully photographed new guide to hunting, preparing, and cooking wild hog.
First published in 1987, ‘The Accommodation’ still resonates today.
Part historical text, part recipe book, ‘Lost Restaurants’ memorializes the self-made entrepreneurs who uplifted the island during its years of segregation.
Plus: Some yummy Mexican pastries in Austin and an early collection of Sandra Cisneros poetry.
Nico Martini's tome is part industry profile, part tasting notebook, and 100 percent—or 200-proof—Texas whiskey boosterism.
One hundred years ago this month, a natural disaster devastated the city's poorest neighborhoods—and then transformed its politics.
Kathryn Paige Harden’s new book says social scientists must acknowledge how DNA shapes our lives. Critics call that dangerous.
Though uneven and at times lacking in self-awareness, Abraham Quintanilla’s book sheds light on the extreme approach he took to protect his daughter’s legacy.
A conversation with the author of the moving and assured ‘God Spare the Girls.’
Stacey Swann's ‘Olympus, Texas’ is the read of the summer. Plus: a so-bad-it's-good reality show and Megan Thee Stallion on ‘Legendary.’
Austin author Nathan Harris dazzles in his first novel, which explores racial violence, family, and identity.
In ‘Cheated,’ Andy Martino reports that Houston’s sign-stealing scheme continued through the 2019 MLB playoffs.
Video: The University of Houston professor walks us through his process and his award-winning poem "Carbonate of Copper."
Lyndon B. Johnson rehearsed his speech in the bathroom, the new fountain doused the guests, and the booze flowed freely.
Is Phil Collins’s legendary Texana collection everything it’s cracked up to be? An adapted excerpt from ‘Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth.’
The Fort Worth author’s new book follows a gay teen’s bid for prom queen in a fictional West Texas town.
In her new book ‘On Juneteenth,’ the Pulitzer Prize–winning historian takes on the Texas holiday that has gone national.
May Cobb’s second novel explores how the members of a women-only shooting club love, betray, and protect one another.
The Texas Rangers Tried (and Failed) to Capture Pancho Villa. The Conflict Still Shapes the Texas-Mexico Border Today.
Jeff Guinn’s ‘War on the Border’ punctures the myth of the Rangers as frontier heroes.
The San Antonio–raised author’s new novel, ‘Yolk,’ is about learning to be gentle with yourself—something Choi herself is still working on.
In ‘The Sports Revolution,’ Frank Guridy revisits the 1960s and ’70s, when Black, Latino, and female athletes pushed for change.
After 21 years in Waco, the coach who led Baylor to three NCAA titles is headed to her home state of Louisiana to take over at LSU.
‘Walter Benjamin at the Dairy Queen’ offers a glimpse at the author’s life in Archer City. Plus: a boxed wine club and food pop-ups in Houston and Austin.
But twelve months of renovations and a few burst water pipes later, our dream came true.
He confessed after someone spotted him in surveillance footage.
Former Texas Monthly editor in chief Greg Curtis’s new book explores the years he spent rediscovering Paris after the death of his wife.
His new book traces the evolution of caracaras—a strange and beautiful type of falcon.
In her best-selling memoirs, her eclectic, taxidermy-filled San Antonio bookstore, and her unvarnished tweets, the author makes light of her darkest times—and helps her readers make light of theirs.
In her funny, vulnerable essay collection ‘Leaving Isn't the Hardest Thing,’ Hough takes on the cult she grew up in, coming to terms with being a closeted lesbian, and her complex relationship with her home state.
Veteran Austin journalist Bill Minutaglio’s latest book is a crowd-pleasing account of heated political battles in Texas over the past 150 years. But does it get the big picture right?
S. Kirk Walsh used her time with the animals and their caretakers for her new book, ‘The Elephant of Belfast.’
I caught my first glimpse of the 'Lonesome Dove' author on the streets of Archer City when I was a teenager. It was an encounter that shaped the rest of my life.