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 >>
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 >>
There 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Jayme RutledgeMarguerite Robbins with her cattle. 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 >>