Episode 32: Jake Silverstein, editor-in-chief of Texas Monthly.
"Texas is not a frontier in the same way it was 150 years ago, but it still has a frontier mentality. And that's definitely true from a journalistic standpoint. ... You have more of a feeling that you're figuring things out for yourself. Which means that you make more mistakes, but you also have a little bit more leeway and freedom to find a certain path down here than you would if you were surrouded by other magazines and media companies."
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Show notes and links:
- Silverstein's Texas Monthly archive
- [5:00] Welcome to the New National Homepage of Texas (Texas Monthly • Jan 2013)
- [14:00] "The Innocent Man, Part 1" (Pamela Colloff • Texas Monthly • Nov 2012)
- [14:30] Colloff's ongoing coverage of the Michael Morton case
- [19:30] "Walking the Border" (Luke Dittrich • Esquire • April 2011)
- [20:00] Nothing Happened and Then It Did: A Chronicle of Fact and Fiction
- [27:00] "The Devil and Ambrose Bierce" (Harper's • Feb 2002) (sub req)
- [28:30] "The Small Boys' Unit: Searching for Charles Taylor in a Liberian civil war" (Denis Johnson • Harper's • Oct 2000) (sub req)
- [30:30] "What Is Poetry? And Does It Pay?" (Harper's • August 2002)
- [42:00] "Still Life" (Skip Hollandsworth • Texas Monthly • May 2009)