"Chili, as I wrote those many years ago, violates every principle of good cookery. Its basic ingredient is grease; the object is to reduce the beef to a tasteless mush. If the essence of fine cuisine is to bring out natural flavors, then the apotheosis of chili demands their obliteration." — Paul Burka still hates chili, in case you wondered
Photograph by Wyatt McSpadden
February issue editorial meeting is sorely lacking in donuts. Somehow, we’ll power through. #coffee (at Texas Monthly)
Let the tasting dares begin! #randomstuff #aroundtheoffice #thismightgetweird (at Texas Monthly)
Anonymous asked: Is it possible to get a copy of a photo from a past issue - in this instance, August 2007?
Due to contracts with our photographers, we are not allowed to send out images from past and present issues. Thanks for the question!
Anonymous asked: I am and old Fort Worth/TCU guy who wrote a short story about the last of some Mills county farm property that was recently sold by a Fort Worth family that had owned land in the county since about 1900. Is there an individual or department at Texas Monthly that I may submit the story for possible publication consideration? Sid Fikes
Thanks for thinking of us! You can email your story idea to firstname.lastname@example.org. Or if you prefer snail mail, please send all materials to Jake Silverstein, Editor-in-Chief, Texas Monthly, P.O. Box 1569, Austin, TX 78767-1569.
50 years ago today, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. For our November issue, Pamela Colloff rounded up condolence letters to Jackie from grieving Texans in a heartbreaking photo essay. Above is just one of the many letters featured in book and online.
Go here for a full archive of all the JFK coverage we’ve done over the past 40 years.
Photograph by Johnny Miller
Let today be forever known as the day the world finally knew the answer to the most important question to be asked: Who Shot J.R.?
Read about the man under the hat here.
We post this kind of stuff near lunchtime just to torture you.
December issue hits newsstands tomorrow gentle reader. All things Texas food, including barbacoa. You have to provide your own Big Red.
Cover image by Jody Horton
So THAT’S where those have been hiding. #weseeeverything (at Texas Monthly)
Edit and Art field trip to the Governor’s Mansion this morning. Surprisingly, everyone passed security clearance. 😜 (at Texas Governor’s Mansion)
You guys may be in November but we’re already moving on to the January issue. See ya in the future. (at Texas Monthly)
DUDES! It’s TM BBQ FEST DAY! This is the very first person up to enjoy a day of endless meat comas. Tag your photos #tmbbqfest if you’re out here! (at Long Center)
Fun fact: the poor model for our November cover was sprayed with a mix of chocolate sauce and cooking oil to resemble the real deal. Now this hat not only stinks, but is also headed off to the official Texas Monthly Archive at Texas State University. Yeehaw! (at Texas Monthly)
Happy Halloween from your spooky TM fam! (at Texas Monthly)
As some of you may know, I am the featured poster artist for this years Texas Book Festival. As part of the festival, renowned Texas Monthly Creative Director, TJ Tucker is moderating a discussion with me this Saturday from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM at The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center.
TJ and I have shot 16 covers together over the past 6 years. We will be discussing my entry into the photographic world, The Amazing Faith of Texas book, our Texas Monthly covers, the ‘making of’ some of my images, and stories both insightful, humorous, and possibly embarrassing. It’s sure to be fun and entertaining. Oh, and it’s free!
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM at The Contemporary Austin - Jones Center.
700 Congress Avenue
Austin, Texas 78701
If you’ve ever wondered how the art magic happens, we recommend snagging a seat to this.