This edition features stories from Joshua Kaplan, Justin Elliott, and Alex Mierjeski, Michael Hall, Ben Goldfarb, Meg Bernhard, and Angela Burke.
“For decades, the Houston folklorist labored over his biography of the legendary bluesman. Seven years after McCormick’s death, the book is finally out—and so are the secrets long kept by its troubled author.”
We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in arts and culture.
This week, we’re sharing stories from Lakeidra Chavis, Jodi S. Cohen, Jennifer Smith Richards, Heidi Blake, Zandria F. Robinson, Michael Hall, and Eve Peyser.
“A guitar sounds better as it gets older, just like a Stradivarius does.”
This week, we’re sharing stories by Ijeoma Oluo, Michael Hall, Erika Hayasaki, Jerry Saltz, and Caren Chesler.
In Texas Monthly, Michael Hall surveys the Texans whose health has dramatically improved after receiving medical coverage through the Affordable Care Act, and the group who labored to get them enrolled.