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How Chris McCandless Died

Twenty-one years ago this month, on September 6, 1992, the decomposed body of Christopher McCandless was discovered by moose hunters just outside the northern boundary of Denali National Park. He had…
PUBLISHED: Sept. 12, 2013
LENGTH: 10 minutes (2589 words)

Jack Handey Is the Envy of Every Comedy Writer in America

When Jack Handey sold his first jokes to Steve Allen in 1977, Allen sent him a letter offering him $100 and telling him his name sounded like a product, not a person. “Say homemakers, take a…
AUTHOR:Dan Kois
PUBLISHED: July 15, 2013
LENGTH: 11 minutes (2925 words)

Whoomp! (There It Was)

“How do you spell ‘whoomp’?”Steve Rolln was on the line with his man DC the Brain Supreme. DC had been talking to three strippers—Cinnamon, Chocolate, and…
LENGTH: 18 minutes (4585 words)

Crash Test

During his first run for the White House, George W. Bush called it the Texas Miracle. High-stakes testing in the public schools, along with other measures meant to hold teachers and principals…
PUBLISHED: April 17, 2013
LENGTH: 25 minutes (6431 words)

Best time evering the Super Bowl: My attempt to eat, drink, party like a VIP

Hello Beyonce! I still haven't watched the halftime show as it was shown on TV. This was my angle. The least I could do after you helped me win Super Bowl tickets through the Procter & Gamble…
LENGTH: 15 minutes (3782 words)

Friday Night Tykes

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. For public distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers, contact ccasey@texasmonthly.com for reprint information and fees. I. The…
PUBLISHED: Jan. 1, 2013
LENGTH: 34 minutes (8568 words)

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Q&A; on the Jerry Sandusky Child Sex Abuse Cases

As a former assistant district attorney and current criminal defense lawyer, my husband, Bill Stradley is known for working on difficult trial cases that other attorneys do not have experience…
LENGTH: 5 minutes (1464 words)