Katy Vine

6 articles

Just Desserts

Sandy Jenkins was a shy, daydreaming accountant at the Texas headquarters of Collin Street Bakery, the world’s most famous fruitcake company. He was tired of feeling invisible, so he started stealing — and got a little carried away.


Man About Town

A profile of rapper Bun B, “the unofficial mayor of Houston.”


The Line of Fire

How volunteer firefighters responded to a lethal West, Texas explosion.


Of Meat and Men

The story behind “the best brisket you’ll ever eat.”



An account of the trial of Warren Jeffs, the polygamous prophet of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


With God On Their Side

437 children were removed from Yearning for Zion Ranch as part of the largest custody battle in American history. They were eventually returned to the compound polygamist Warren Jeffs made infamous—but questions remained.