At the 20th anniversary screening of Dazed and Confused, filmmaker Richard Linkater told me he was a weekend toker.
Two Dallas-based British ad men are trying to get their fellow citizens to give the speech JFK had planned to deliver on the day of his assassination.
The painter Trenton Doyle Hancock, whose work has appeared in two Whitney Biennials and is on display in Cowboys Stadium, invited me into his Houston studio to scope out “The Den” and his other new works.
The Texas Governor’s Mansion has reopened for the first time in four years, after an arsonist’s Molotov cocktail almost destroyed it, but some historical preservationists are upset with the way the renovation was handled.
A park and statue in honor of Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champ, symbolizes Galveston’s coming to grips with its slave-trading past and embracing its present as a tourist destination.
Lama Lobtsul, the Tibetan Buddhist, tends to a rare and powerful statue at a dharma center in Austin.
For the new Shearwater album, Animal Joy, frontman Jonathan Meiburg entered a crummy practice space, turned his guitar up really loud, and set about writing songs that conveyed times in his life when his blood was running close to the surface.