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In Her Tender Poetry Collection, Lucy Griffith Commemorates a West Texas Figure

Lucy Griffith first saw “the burro lady” out in far West Texas back in the eighties, trundling along highways on the back of her animal with blankets and knapsacks. Griffith would see her riding from Alpine to Marfa to Van Horn to Valentine, often camping without a tent, sleeping outdoors in the frigid wind and […]

On ‘Good News,’ Megan Thee Stallion Owns Her Well-Deserved Fame—and Gets Down to Brass Tacks

A full year and a half after dropping her breakthrough mixtape, Fever, the Grammy-nominated rapper Megan Thee Stallion is the proud owner of a debut album, Good News. Released on Friday, the project is, in Megan’s words, a welcome interruption during a devastating year. “I just felt like during this time of lots of bad […]

Homemade BBQ Rubs for the Grill Master on Your List

Originally Published: December 10th 2013 We’ve always been fascinated by the simple alchemy by which assertive seasonings are melded into a harmonious whole. Clearly, we’re not alone. Wherever you find people grilling, you’ll find spices, and wherever you find spices, you find signature rubs and spice mixes that give barbecue flavor and personality. In fact, […]

Record Turnout Helped Texas Republicans, So Why Are They Still Pushing to Make It Harder to Vote?

During a mid-October drizzle, I pulled into a Houston church parking lot to cast a ballot from my car—a pandemic-inspired option meant to help voters avoid congested lines. A poll worker stepped out from under a canopy, exposing herself to the rain, and explained the procedure: I would have to turn off my cellphone, show […]

At the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, an Impressive New Exhibition Space Opens Amid Hard Times

When Houston philanthropist Caroline Wiess Law died on her eighty-fifth birthday, on Christmas Eve, 2003, she left her collection of twentieth-century paintings—including masterpieces by Willem de Kooning, Joan Miró, and Andy Warhol—to the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she had served on the board of trustees. Law also willed the bulk of her estate, […]