Tag: texas

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To Love and to Cherish

The love story behind the battle over gay marriage in Texas.


Not This Town

A horrifying animal attack turns into an examination of rural life.

"Admit it. You want to jump to the part about Bubba tearing into Child, who still has no identifiable name. This story isn't about Child; it's about the town and its assumptions. But since I cannot narrate the story of the assuming town without touching on what it is they assumed upon, I will tell you the parts of the Bubba/Child story that will elucidate they and their assumings."


A Shooting on Spring Grove Avenue

The mystery of a death in Dallas.


Friday Night Lights

On the start of the high school football season in Odessa, Texas. An adaptation published alongside the release of Bissinger’s 1990 book of the same name, which led to the movie and the show.


A Changed Woman

A survivor of conversion therapy gets the wedding of her dreams.


The Churn

A Texas border town fails to keep up.



A profile of Candy Barr—porn star pioneer, burlesque legend, Texas folk hero.


Who Stole the Water?

How greed is sucking Texas dry.


They Came. They Sawed.

In Austin in 1973, politicos and hippies could get together and create violent, visionary horror films for $60,000. So they did. The story of how The Texas Chainsaw Massacre got made.


Who Gets to Graduate?

Rich students complete their college degrees; working-class students usually don’t. How one school is trying to intervene.


A Death in the Texas Desert

On the murder of a popular bar owner in a ghost town near the Mexican border.


Sacred and Profane

On the FBI's failed negotiations with David Koresh and the Branch Davidians in Waco.

Previously: Malcolm Gladwell on the Longform Podcast.