Juliana Barbassa

Latest Stories

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    Walter Cruz sits down on the rocky river bank in Nuevo Laredo, watching the Rio Grande, his back turned to Mexico and to the long trail leading to his native Honduras. He feels cold--gripped by a familiar hunger that comes from weeks of uncertain ...

  • 16 years ago | Longform

    As Sheri Crowder lay wide-awake in bed in her Frisco home, she wondered what her husband was doing. He had gotten up suddenly, unable to sleep. Just hadn't been the same over the past few months. She worried about his depression, about his drinkin...

  • 17 years ago | Longform

    One minute, the woman in the clingy, curvy red and black dress makes the rounds as a waitress, taking drink orders from the tables of men at Mike's El Socio Nightclub. The next moment, she is sitting with a customer in boots and straw hat, talking...