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Re-Greening the Shrub

Legion of Doom-kopfs

Ebola’s Grim Math

100 Years of Painting

2nd Thought

2nd Thought

Abuse Behind Bars

The scoreboard reads: Texas Prison Officials 1, Justice 0. A jury decided last week that former Texas prison inmate Roderick Johnson was not entitled to...

Finding Our (New) Way

Mayor Mike Moncrief's favorite term is "the Fort Worth Way." In general, the mayor uses this vague term to describe Cowtown as a polite...
Photo by Lee Chastain

NORML-izing Drug Laws

If there’s any doubt that the landscape of marijuana laws is changing in Texas, as it is in the rest of the country, look...

Whistling Dixie

This is a strange time in American history. I don’t recognize us. And by us, I mean white people. We seethe with hatred. We’re fed...

Not So Revolutionary

Grant Wood’s most famous painting features an iconic farmer, his prim daughter and a pitchfork. His most satiric painting is “Daughters of Revolution.” Three...

A Tar Sands Manifesto

The mornings start off frosty. Four months ago, in the August heat, waking with the sun was still a muggy, sweaty pleasure. Late summer...

More Latex Gloves?

It is the duty of public officials to "do something" whenever a new threat appears, even if there is nothing sensible to be done....

Unhealthy Rhetoric

When the healthcare reform bill passed the U.S. House last week by a vote of 220 to 211, it wasn’t hard to find things...
Graves, at Hard Scrabble in 1992. Robert Hart

Goodbye to a Giant

Editor’s note: Beloved Texas author John Graves, a native of Fort Worth, died July 31 at his home near Glen Rose. His books on...

Gossage Owes Us an Apology

Eddie Gossage, president of Texas Motor Speedway, offered some rather disparaging words for the lesbian-gay-bisexual-transgender-queer community during Mike Huckabee’s “Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day” earlier this...