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 >>
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 >>
Ranchers are struggling to hold on to their herds during the driest year in Texas history.
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 >>
McMurtry and Ossana speak to the Nasher
Saturday, April 21, at the Granada Theater
McMurtry lays it out straight
Ledger and Gyllenhaal are cowboys in love in Ang Lee's wrenching Brokeback Mountain
Elmer Kelton is likely the best Texas author you've never heard of
Plus: Gimme Some Skin; Dude, You Owe Us, Like, $304
Peter Bogdanovich wasn't dead. He was just acting like it.
The Winedale Tavern has an eclectic clientele. And at least one impostor.
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
Matt Damon and cast tackle Cormac and give us a predictably mythic Cowboy flick. Yeehaw.
Boys Don't Cry, unless he's a she in this heart-wrenching true tale
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.
October 22 - 28, 1998
October 8 - 14, 1998
The Evening Star can't-- and doesn't--succeed on its own Terms
A center for Texas literature at UNT closes
El Nuevo Leon offers subtle, delicious Mex-Mex mutations
A first-time director triumphs with a tale of first romance
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
Texas journalism loses a great writer and friend in Grover Lewis