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Is Ted Cruz Less Radical Than We Think?

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

Think you know Ted Cruz? Erica Grieder, writing in Texas Monthly, debunks some myths about the man who just won the Republican Iowa caucus.

TEXAS MONTHLY’S FIELD GUIDE TO TED CRUZ. Note this excerpt: I’m not ideological about intellige…

TEXAS MONTHLY’S FIELD GUIDE TO TED CRUZ. Note this excerpt: I’m not ideological about intelligence. In my view, it comes in many forms and none of them have a moral valence. So when I say that Cruz is smarter than us, I don’t mean it to imply a value judgment or even a contrast with […]

Quote of the Day

“I know it may sound contrarian, but this is the position that he wants to be in.” — George P. Bush, quoted by Texas Monthly, on his father’s lagging presidential campaign.

America's Festival of Beer, North Texas Edition

last monthNews : James Fallows

A sampling of North Texas’s finest, shown on a doorstep in Dallas today. When my wife and I lived in Austin long ago, while she was a UT graduate student and I was working for the then-new Texas Monthly (and then-State Senator, now Congressman,...Show More Summary

Preparations For Texas Open Carry

David Codrea: Internet trolls have learned to exploit our over-militarized police. It’s a crime that’s hard to stop — and hard to prosecute Read the rest of it for context and the Dallas PD’s response. Texas Monthly also has a long article dedicated to preparations for open carry. Texas law enforcement has also been pretty […]

Somber Read: “Why the Mock Mass Shooting [at UT-Austin] Matters”

It’s always fun — and, I would argue, important — to mock ammosexuals as the blowhards and bigots they are. But their buffoonery still has real-world consequences. Christopher Hooks, in Texas Monthly: … The actual experience of mass murder, of course, is raw horror. It’s too intense for many people to contemplate for long, so […]

Pentagram's DJ Stout: There Needs To Be More Storytelling In Graphic Design

"Everything we do is about storytelling," Stout says. The cover of Texas Monthly's July 1992 issue features an portrait of then governor Ann Richards sitting on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle. She's dressed head to toe white leather, her hair is coiffed in her signature gray bouffant, and she stares confidently at the camera. Show More Summary

In This Case: Luis Jiménez's Model for "Fiesta"

3 months agoArts / Museums : Eye Level

In redefining the myth we're really redefining ourselves... Luis Jiménez,Texas Monthly, September 1998 The Luce Center is filled with all kinds of treasures and Model for "Fiesta" by Mexican-American artist Luis Jiménez is no exception. The General Services Administration (GSA)...

Texas Has Become Slang for 'Crazy' in Norway

The reputation of Texas extends so far that its name is slang for "crazy" in Norway. Texas Monthly notes that the phrase "helt Texas" is routinely used by Norwegians to mean "completely crazy" or "chaotic." Norway's media has been including the phrase for everything from sporting events to a biologist finding a tropical swordfish in Norwegian waters. Show More Summary

Texas is so crazy Norwegians are literally using ‘Texas’ as slang for ‘crazy’

4 months agoNews : The Raw Story

The reputation of Texas extends so far beyond U.S. borders that it has become slang for “crazy” in Norway. Texas Monthly noted this week that the word “helt Texas” was being routinely used by Norwegians instead of “completely crazy” or “chaotic.” And...

Scott Cooper in Talks to Direct ‘American Wolf’ for Warner Bros.

5 months agoEntertainment / Film : SlashFilm

Last year, Warner Bros. got hold of a story called American Wolf. That’s the film concept based on a book proposal from a  Texas Monthly editor that tells the story of a hunter who accidentally kills an endangered wolf while on a trip in Yellowstone. Show More Summary

Barbecue Experts Blast Fox News’s ‘Racist’ List of Influential Pitmasters

How do you leave Ed Mitchell off a list like this? Fox News is getting some serious flack for a recent guide to the country's "most influential pitmasters and BBQ personalities." Shortly after the list was published, Texas Monthly barbecue...Show More Summary

Austin Day Trip: San Antonio Missions Hike & Bike Trail

I was flipping through the latest issue of Texas Monthly, the Newcomer’s Guide, and was surprised to learn of the San Antonio Missions Hike & Bike Trail. This 16-mile roundtrip trail runs alongside the San Antonio River and stops at four of San Antonio’s famous missions: Mission Espada, Mission San Juan, Mission San Jose and Mission […]

Gun Rights Activists Hijack Texas Politics

Texas Monthly: “More alarming is what this year’s gun debate reveals about the state of politics in Texas, in which general elections are foregone conclusions, the only contests that matter are Republican primaries, and the path to victory lies in [...]

Time for government to butt out of marriage

This month, two women grace the cover of Texas Monthly, "The National Magazine of Texas." Both are young and conservatively dressed, and have worried half-smiles. One is pregnant; the other holds a toddler, his face buried in her shoulder. Legos litter the ground beneath their feet. The...

Let’s Talk About That Wendy Davis Cover of ‘Texas Monthly

Just months after Texas Monthly lauded Davis as a potentially serious political threat, the magazine flung her into a cow pasture in an act of pure, derisive mockery—all for the crime of running for office and losing. Image: Texas Monthly The post Let’s Talk About That Wendy Davis Cover of ‘Texas Monthly’ appeared first on RH Reality Check.

Wendy Davis Crowned 'Bum Steer of the Year' By Texas Monthly

Oh, how the mighty have fallen. Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, a former media darling who could do no wrong, has lost most of her support following a weak campaign and crushing loss in the state's gubernatorial race. Her loss, however,...Show More Summary

Wendy Davis Just Won an Award, But Not a Good One…

last yearNews : Mediaite

At the close of a crushing year, former Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis finally won an award: Texas Monthly's Bum Steer of the Year. It ain't a compliment.

Abbreviated Pundit Round-up: Immigration discussion heats up

Rs have 2 enormous problems: no immigration plan, no "replace ACA" plan. That’s why they’re focusing on process (and losing argument). — @DemFromCT In the process of discussing the above with Texas Monthly's Erica Greider, we realized we were talking about two completely different groups of undocumented. Show More Summary

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