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Senior Editor — Texas Monthly
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Executive Editor at Texas Monthly, covering criminal justice. Die-hard believer in long-form journalism.Executive Editor at Texas Monthly, covering criminal justice. Die-hard believer in long-form journalism.

To Love and to Cherish — In a 5-4 ruling on June 26, the U.S. Supreme Court declared that the Constitution guarantees the right for same-sex couples to marry across the country. Here is the story of two women who fought for that historic decision in Texas-and helped to make it a reality.

The State of Texas: March 23, 2016 — "They may look human but they are acting like monkeys." -Mohammad Dar to KHOU, referring to Hindus. Dar, who owns a Dairy Queen in Kemah, offered this theological commentary after he made news for placing a whacked-out sign in front of his business advertising his disturbing religious intolerance alongside delicious soft-serve treats.

How We Talk About Paul Qui's Arrest Reflects How Seriously We Take Domestic Violence — Paul Qui, the Top Chef winner and popular Austin-based chef behind restaurants such as Qui and East Side King, was arrested Saturday morning on domestic violence charges.

Is Texas Southern, Western, or Truly a Lone Star? — It's that time of year again, that time when old-school, mainly Anglo Texans celebrate, commemorate-and in some extreme cases-reenact the fall of the Alamo, the massacre at Goliad, and the decisive victory at San Jacinto.

The State of Texas: March 22, 2016 — "Ca$h truck," - Two unidentified graffiti vandals writing in gold spray paint on Texas's famous Enchanted Rock. What's it mean? Who knows. But the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department says it could cause damage to the site for years to come.

What We Learned At SXSW 2016 — We digested quite a bit after nine days of interactive, film, and music programming at SXSW. But each of the conferences offered a different view on the future of their respective industries. The Texas Monthly SXSW team sifted through the marketing melée to find out the best of what's next for Texas.

Seriously, Republicans. It’s Time to Drink the Cruz Kool-Aid — On February 11, in the wake of the New Hampshire primary, I offered a straightforward observation about the 2016 presidential election: Trump has been the frontrunner for the Republican nomination for six months, according to nearly every national and state poll that has been conducted in that time.

Warriors, Come Out To Play — As the Spurs' Kawhi Leonard stepped to the free-throw line late in the fourth quarter of Saturday night's game against the Warriors, a three-letter chant rained down on him from the San Antonio faithfuls who were packed into the AT&T Center: "M-V-P! M-V-P! M-V-P!"

The State of Texas: March 21, 2016 — "You go up and you grab the ball off the rim when it comes off, then you grab it with two hands, then you come down with it, and that is considered a rebound. So they got more of those than we did."

Texas, My Texas, You Deserve a New State Song — Do you know the lyrics to our state song? Okay, I'll start with something a little easier: Do you even know the name of our state song?Some of you wiseacres might be thinking, "Why, of course I do, you dang Yankee. Get back to New York."
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Apr 29, 2016

The remarkable story of a Texas slave named Emeline who sued for her freedom in 1848...and won. By @mikehalltexas

Apr 28, 2016

Dan Rather stopped by the office today. Of 2016: "I've seen goat ropings and space shots, but I've never seen anything like this campaign."Dan Rather stopped by the office today. Of 2016: "I've seen goat ropings and space shots, but I've never seen anything like this campaign."

Apr 26, 2016

@jakesilverstein @cjchivers Such a moving story and so beautifully written. I'd love to read more a year from now.

Apr 26, 2016

Katharine Heyhoe: renowned climate scientist, evangelical Christian, recipient of hate mail.…

Apr 25, 2016

RT @michelledean: There was a random Joan Didion in Sandusky, Ohio in the 1960s and she always screws up newspaper search results.

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