Politics

A Dangerous Job

Gayle Reaves
Journalists around the world are watching North Korea these days to see what is in store in that repressive country for two young journalists, Euna Lee and Laura Ling, who were recently sentenced to 12 years in a labor prison f...


Stop Sarah Stop

Jeff Prince
Sarah Palin continued digging her own grave this morning during an interview with Matt Lauer about her feud with David Letterman.



Nukes in the Air

Gayle Reaves
The fight over more nukes in North Texas gets another public airing tomorrow in Granbury. The SEED Coalition, Public Citizen, a Fort Worth-based group called True Cost of Nukes, and others are opposing the application by Lumina...


Possibly Gay Judges and Singers

Kristian Lin
President Obama still has to pick a Supreme Court justice to replace David Souter, and most of the candidates on his shortlist are women. This is gratifying, but what’s troubling are the lesbian rumors circulating in the main...



Texas BBQ Joints in Pictures

Anthony Mariani
Blink-and-you’ll-miss-it Bailey’s Bar-B-Q on Taylor Street downtown is one of several dozen Texas ‘cue joints included in Wyatt McSpadden’s new photography book, Texas BBQ. The Texas Monthly photog will be at Barnes and...


50 million ways to raise money

Jeff Prince
A loyal reader has been hearing all the talk about the city building itself a grandiose city hall at the old post office and — after he picked his jaw up off the floor — he sent this insightful email of wonderment: ...



Movies, politicians, and gay sex

Kristian Lin
I went to the AMC Grapevine Mills this past weekend to see Private Eye, a Korean movie that’s so obscure that it has neither an English-language website nor an entry on the Internet Movie Database, and yet here it is in T...


Wendy Davis comes out swinging

Jeff Prince
State regulatory agencies that come across as apologists interested in protecting rather than regulating industry are getting torched down in Austin. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality is the latest bunch to draw the...



Rick Perry & Texas Tea

Kristian Lin
Well, well. April 15 was a day when the nuttier wing of the Republican party yet again managed to embarrass the rest of the GOP by holding a protest with the same name as a sexual practice (thus issuing an open invitation for m...