Larry McMurtry

  • Music

    June 26, 2014
  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 6/23 - 6/29

    Well Dallas, it's finally officially summer, which can only mean on thing: lots and lots of rain. Hey, wait a minute. That's supposed to be "crazy heat," isn't it? Okay, so sometimes life is a little unpredictable, but neither that nor the weather are going to be keeping us from checking out concert ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2014

    Air Force Vet Jason Eady May Be the Only Country Musician Who Can Speak Arabic

    Country singer/songwriter Jason Eady is one fascinating guy. Not only did Eady perform secret missions for the Air Force, he did so after spending two years learning Arabic. After leaving the military, Eady picked up a guitar and started making some seriously fine Americana music. From his home in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2013

    James McMurtry is the Antidote to Beurocrats and Boring Songwriters

    Legend has it that Stephen King once called James McMurtry: "The truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation." Taking the stage this weekend at the Granada Theater in Dallas, McMurtry proved that he deserves such a title, as the Texas songwriter took fans deep into the heart of the Lone Star Sta ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    The Rekindled Dallas-Fort Worth Rivalry is ... Really Boring

    The current iteration of the debate began when Larry McMurtry, writing in Texas Monthly, ranked Dallas well below Fort Worth among Texas cities, dismissing it as "a second-rate city that wishes it were first-rate." That sentiment wasn't particularly surprising. Anyone who's read his books knows tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    'Bad Sex' or None at All: King's Dallas Novel Nominated for Dubious Honor

    Stephen King made a rare appearance at the 6th Floor Museum recently, touting his new novel, 11/22/63, which was nominated last week for an annual Bad Sex in Fiction Award by the Literary Review. We understand that bad sex might not be the only reasonable gripe about King's Kennedy-era thriller, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    This Week In Dallas Music History: Tales From The Winedale

    ‚ÄčThere was a time years ago when the old Winedale Tavern on Lower Greenville Avenue was a decent place to grab a drink. That was long before Singlewide owner Kim Finch, who bought the Winedale earlier this year, had her team scrape dried vomit from the bathroom floor when renovating the space.It w ... More >>

  • News

    September 29, 2011

    The Long, Dry Fall of the Texas Rancher

    Ranchers are struggling to hold on to their herds during the driest year in Texas history.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2011

    Top 100 Reasons Texas Is Twice as Awesome as Any Other State

    Merritt MartinOh, you can damn well bet this is on the list.​By now most of you dear readers are well aware of the Gawker-produced list of the 50 Worst States In America. Gawker placed their home base at 50, and the Lone Star State at 13. Sure sure, our placement could be worse, but instead of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    The Tipping Point: Is it Un-American,
    Or are Some of Us Just Cheap SOBs?

    ​I recently traveled with a contingent of Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Conference attendees to Archer City, where we were supposed to meet with Larry McMurtry and tour his family's ranch before speeding back to cocktail hour in Grapevine. But McMurtry was laid up with an aching eye, and our bus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    Down On The Grass-Fed Farm: The Beef May Be Better, But It's Still Damn Hard Work

    Jayme RutledgeMarguerite Robbins with her cattle.‚Äč Sweat pours down Marguerite's sun-baked face. She feels briars scratching through her dusty jeans. The buzzing and biting of mosquitoes is maddening. So is the old fence lining one of the back pastures. It's broken again. Marguerite stops wha ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 26, 2009
  • Blogs

    July 18, 2008

    Last Night, Larry McMurtry Was All Booked Up at the Nasher

    Daniel Rodrigue Larry McMurtry, speaking last night at the Nasher Sculpture Center Last night, folks who attended the Nasher Salon Lecture Series featuring Larry McMurtry and Diana Ossana spent roughly a dollar a minute to hear the two authors, screenwriters and essayists talk about reading, writin ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008

    Legendary Larry

    McMurtry and Ossana speak to the Nasher

  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    James McMurtry

    Saturday, April 21, at the Granada Theater

  • Calendar

    December 28, 2006


    McMurtry lays it out straight

  • Film

    December 15, 2005

    Homo on the Range

    Ledger and Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in Ang Lee's wrenching Brokeback Mountain

  • News

    December 11, 2003

    History Teacher

    Elmer Kelton is likely the best Texas author you've never heard of

  • News

    November 13, 2003

    Star Bright

    Plus: Gimme Some Skin; Dude, You Owe Us, Like, $304

  • Culture

    April 25, 2002

    Lazarus, Reborn

    Peter Bogdanovich wasn't dead. He was just acting like it.

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    Sam and Larry

    The Winedale Tavern has an eclectic clientele. And at least one impostor.

  • Culture

    May 31, 2001

    Skip It

    Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters

  • Film

    December 21, 2000

    Ranch Hams

    Matt Damon and cast tackle Cormac and give us a predictably mythic Cowboy flick. Yeehaw.

  • Film

    October 21, 1999

    Identity crisis

    Boys Don't Cry, unless he's a she in this heart-wrenching true tale

  • Calendar

    May 20, 1999
  • News

    January 28, 1999

    Odd Man Out

    Dallas-raised Terry Southern wrote Easy Rider, hung with the Beatles, and influenced a generation. But he died penniless, and now his son must pay off Terry's debts--and restore his father's legacy.

  • Calendar

    October 22, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 22 - 28, 1998

  • Calendar

    October 8, 1998

    Night & Day

    October 8 - 14, 1998

  • Calendar

    September 25, 1997
  • Film

    December 26, 1996

    Aurora Bore ya silly

    The Evening Star can't-- and doesn't--succeed on its own Terms

  • News

    October 17, 1996
  • Calendar

    September 12, 1996
  • News

    May 23, 1996

    Final chapter

    A center for Texas literature at UNT closes

  • Dining

    January 25, 1996

    Evolving idiom

    El Nuevo Leon offers subtle, delicious Mex-Mex mutations

  • Film

    July 6, 1995

    Love story

    A first-time director triumphs with a tale of first romance

  • News

    May 25, 1995

    Archer County Justice

    When a sheriff had sex with a criminal suspect, he called it an indiscretion. She called it rape. and a dallas federal judge called it a $2 million outrage

  • Music

    May 4, 1995

    Farewell from Cracker Eden

    Texas journalism loses a great writer and friend in Grover Lewis

  • Calendar

    November 24, 1994