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Elizabeth Olsen to Star in ‘Love and Death’ Limited Series at HBO Max

If grieving over the loss of her synthezoid husband in WandaVision wasn’t enough, Elizabeth Olsen is about to face even more neighborhood woes in a new HBO Max limited series called Love and Death. Inspired by the book Evidence of Love: A True Story of Passion and Death in the Suburbs and a collection of articles called “Love & Death In Silicon Prairie, Part I & II” from Texas Monthly, the series follows two churchgoing couples in a small town in Texas whose lives take a dark turn when someone ...
Tags: Texas, Television, Movies, Drama, Casting, Thriller, Nicole Kidman, Scott Brown, Elizabeth Olsen, Elizabeth, Nicole, Lionsgate Television, Texas Monthly, Saari, Kevin Beggs, David E. Kelley


Prez Biden gets timely reminder that criminal justice reform presents unique bipartisan opportunity

I complained in this post that Prez Biden did not have all that much to say about criminal justice issues in his lengthy speech to Congress this week. But I now see from a number of news reports that criminal justice reform got some brief, but especially notable, bipartisan attention after the speech.  This Washington Post piece, headlined "GOP lawmaker who voted to overturn Biden’s election win wants to help him on criminal justice reform," provides these details: Moments after President Biden...
Tags: Texas, Law, Congress, White House, China, America, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Houston, Biden, The Washington Post, Trump, Texas Tribune, Texas Monthly, Gribble


People on the US-Mexico border use $5 ladders to go over Trump's $15 billion wall

A Texas Monthly article says people are regularly using homemade ladders built from $5 worth of materials to climb Trump's border wall in Texas, which cost $27 million a mile to build: Despite its obvious vulnerabilities, some border agents maintain that the wall serves a useful purpose. — Read the rest
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Larry McMurtry, novelist beloved for chronicles of the American West, dies at 84

By Cynthia Osterman | Reuters Novelist Larry McMurtry, who wrote of complex relationships in novels such as “The Last Picture Show” and “Terms of Endearment,” and then helped redefine the American Old West with the epic “Lonesome Dove,” has died at 84, his publicist said Friday. McMurtry died Thursday night, publicist Amanda Lundberg said. She did not immediately have any further details, including how or where the author died. McMurtry, writer/producer Diana Ossana and director Ang Lee hold t...
Tags: Books, Texas, News, Montana, Sport, Soccer, Obituaries, Obituary, Academy Awards, Ang Lee, Los Angeles Times, Dick, Texas Rangers, Ucla, Reuters, Gus


9 best food, wine and spirits podcasts to listen to in 2021

If your 2021 New Year’s intention — “resolution” is so 2020 — is to learn something new, there are many ways to do that. You can read a book, of course, or take an online class. Or you can plug in those ear buds and check out a podcast that’s informative as well as entertaining and delightful. This collection of food, wine and spirit podcasts offers a little something for everyone, from the somm-wannabe to the casual sipper, fine-dining enthusiast and home cook. Swirl Suite This podcast about ...
Tags: Maryland, California, Washington, San Francisco, Sport, Rome, Netflix, Soccer, Paris, Amy Poehler, Portland, San Diego, New Orleans, Manhattan, Michelin, Brussels


Thomas Haden Church to Star in Fox Multi-Cam Comedy Series ‘The Texanist’

Thomas Haden Church will star in and executive produce the multi-cam comedy “The Texanist” currently in development at Fox. The series, which Variety exclusively reported was in development back in January, is innspired by the long-running Texas Monthly column of the same name. It centers on Dave (Church), an opinionated Austin-area radio show host who calls […]
Tags: News, Austin, Fox, Texas Monthly, Thomas Haden, Thomas Haden Church, The Texanist, Dave Church


Amazon is producing a TV series based on the star of Netflix's 'Tiger King' with Nicolas Cage as Joe Exotic

Nicolas Cage. JC Olivera/Getty Images Amazon Studios has picked up a scripted TV drama series based on the story of convicted felon and zoo operator Joe Exotic, with Nicolas Cage starring as the infamous big cat breeder. The story of Joe Exotic caught traction with millions when Netflix's "Tiger King" was released in March. A release date for the Amazon series is unclear. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Amazon Studios confirmed on Thursday that it is picking up an eight...
Tags: Amazon, Nbc, Entertainment, Abc, Trends, Netflix, Las Vegas, Nicolas Cage, Cage, Cnet, Streaming Services, Amazon Studios, Texas Monthly, Kate McKinnon, Tech Insider, Joe Exotic


‘Tiger King’ TV Series Casts Nicolas Cage to Play Joe Exotic for ‘American Vandal’ Showrunner [Updated]

Update: The Wrap reports that Cage has been confirmed to star in this series. Amazon Studios will co-produce it, and the show will be available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. Our original post from May 4, 2020 follows. Nicolas Cage is in talks to star in the first television show of his career, and you’re probably familiar with the role he’s set to play. A new report says Cage will suit up as Joe Exotic, the subject of the wildly popular Netflix documentary series Tiger King, in a new scripte...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Drama, Casting, Netflix, Adaptation, Oklahoma, Ron Howard, Nicolas-Cage, Cage, Brian Grazer, Joe, Amazon Studios, Texas Monthly, Kate McKinnon, CBS Television Studios


Amazon Acquires Joe Exotic Scripted Series Led by Nicolas Cage

Amazon acquires Joe Exotic scripted series led by Nicolas Cage After shopping the project out to studios in May, CBS Television Studios’ scripted series centered on Joe Exotic, the infamous subject of the Netflix docuseries Tiger King, with Nicolas Cage (Mandy) in the lead role has been acquired by Amazon Studios, according to Deadline. RELATED: Kate McKinnon to Lead Joe Exotic Series at NBCUniversal PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {...
Tags: Amazon, TV, Texas, Movies, Netflix, Mtv, Nbcuniversal, Scott Brown, TV News, Oklahoma, Times, Hulu, Rotten Tomatoes, Nicolas Cage, Cage, Brian Grazer


Houston Anti-Gun Police Chief Puts Out Hiring Call

By Larry Keane Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is rolling out the welcome mat to police frustrated with cities enacting “defund police” policies. IMG iStock 906402938 U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo is rolling out the welcome mat to police frustrated with cities enacting “defund police” policies. Chief Acevedo is looking to fill 400 vacancies and he’s telling police frustrated with progressive policies to head to Houston. It’s like a swimmer at a shark-infested bea...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Senate, America, Joe Biden, Fox, Ted Cruz, Capitol Hill, Houston, Black Lives Matter, Al Green, Nra, IMG, Mitch McConnell R Ky, U S House of Representatives, Texas Monthly


Video of injured Austin protesters, Texas Monthly interviews Grits and Chas Moore, local TX GOP chairs tell on themselves, when cussing is (not) a crime, and other stories

There's been so much coverage of policing issues in the last few days, rounding it all up would be an impossible task. But here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention: Video of injured Austin protesters A bunch of people have asked me to post the police brutality video my wife presented at Thursday's Austin City Council meeting. This was actually prepared by a gal named Catina Voellinger, who has posted it on Facebook. Watch it here.  Texas Monthly, Chas, and me Te...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Law, Austin, Gop, Aclu, Dallas, Houston, Donald Trump, Martin Luther King Jr, San Antonio, Miller, Austin City Council, Torres, George Soros, Chas


Did a Houston cop set up George Floyd years before Minnesota cops killed him? How militarized policing escalated protests; 50 years of ignoring 'accumulated grievances,' and other stories

It's been a crazy few days for those of us who work on criminal-justice reform. The news right now is filled with analysis and accounts of all the protests, so I won't rehash it all. But here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention: George Floyd in Texas We've been learning more about George Floyd, who died in Minnesota at the hands of police but grew up in Texas and was a victim of corrupt police here, as well. Mike Hall at Texas Monthly wrote a brilliant profile of Floy...
Tags: Texas, Minnesota, Law, America, Austin, Houston, US supreme court, Texas Rangers, Ku Klux Klan, Mike, Houston Chronicle, Midland, Floyd, Marshall Project, Supreme Court Justice, San Antonio Express News


Texas barbecue history

Texas just likes to do things its own way. Dress shoes with a tuxedo? No sir, we prefer cowboy boots. Measuring distances in miles? When you have a state this big, distance is measured in hours. Coke or Pepsi? How ‘bout Dr. Pepper. But we’ll still call it a coke. But perhaps nothing signifies the individuality of Texas better than the world of barbecue. In other parts of the country barbecue means pork and sauces, but in Texas it’s all about the beef. And they like it that way. “We’re the bee...
Tags: Travel, Texas, US, America, Dallas, Kansas City, Memphis, San Antonio, Barbecue, BBQ, All, Pepsi, Central Texas, Vaughn, Texas Monthly, Lockhart


Texas Salon Owner Admits to ‘The View’ She Received PPP Funds Before Court Date

Shelley Luther, the Texas hair salon owner who received national attention for defying orders to keep her shop temporarily closed during the coronavirus pandemic, admitted on Monday morning that she had received $18,000 in stimulus funds days before her fateful court appearance.Luther became a conservative hero when she was briefly jailed last week following her refusal to apologize to a Texas judge after she was found guilty of civil and criminal contempt for violating a temporary restraining o...
Tags: Texas, News, Abc, Luther, Donald Trump, PPP, Greg Abbott, Texas Monthly, Hostin, Shelley Luther, Texas Salon, Dan Patrick Appearing


‘Tiger King’ TV Series Wants Nicolas Cage to Play Joe Exotic for ‘American Vandal’ Showrunner

Nicolas Cage is in talks to star in the first television show of his career, and you’re probably familiar with the role he’s set to play. A new report says Cage will suit up as Joe Exotic, the subject of the wildly popular Netflix documentary series Tiger King, in a new scripted series from the showrunner of Netflix’s American Vandal.  Variety brings word about Cage’s first TV project, which will consist of eight episodes and is being produced by CBS Television Studios and Ron Howard and Bria...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Casting, Netflix, Adaptation, Oklahoma, Ron Howard, Nicolas-Cage, Cage, Brian Grazer, Joe, Texas Monthly, Kate McKinnon, CBS Television Studios, Joe Exotic, Samie Kim Falvey


Laid-off employees reluctant to return to reopened jobs may lose unemployment benefits

Several states are lifting their COVID-19 mitigation orders Friday, allowing many businesses to reopen, usually with some health precautions in place. In Georgia, for example, Gov. Brian Kemp (R) is lifting shelter-in-place orders for most of the state, even with 37 new coronavirus deaths and 227 new cases reported in the past 24 hours. In Texas, where Gov. Greg Abbott (R) is allowing restaurants, movie theaters, and retail stores to reopen at 25 percent capacity, a record 50 deaths and 1,033 ne...
Tags: Texas, News, Georgia, Joe Biden, Iowa, Oklahoma, Mike Pence, Texas Tribune, Greg Abbott R, Brian Kemp, Texas Monthly, Kim Reynolds, Jessica Huseman, COVID, AFL CIO s Damon Silvers Texas, Emily Williams Knight


Fox Entertainment Brings on Rob Long to Develop ‘The Texanist’ With SideCar

Fox Entertainment has brought on SideCar, its content development accelerator, and writer and executive producer Rob Long to develop the multi-camera comedy, “The Texanist.” Variety exclusively learned in January that Fox was in the very early stages of developing the series, which is based on a long-running advice column from writer David Courtney. According to […]
Tags: News, Fox, Sidecar, Texas Monthly, Fox Entertainment, David Courtney, Rob Long, The Texanist, Texanist Variety


Fox Developing Texas Monthly Advice Column ‘The Texanist’ as Comedy (EXCLUSIVE)

Fox Entertainment is in very early stages of development of a newly acquired piece of intellectual property — The Texanist, a column at Texas Monthly magazine. The column will be adapted as a comedy in conjunction with the publication, Fox Entertainment president Michael Thorn told Variety at the Television Critics Assn. winter press tour, calling […]
Tags: News, Tca, Variety, Texas Monthly, Michael Thorn, Fox Entertainment, Television Critics Assn, Texanist


These festive cocktails will kick your holiday celebrations up a notch

The holidays can be a boozy time of year for many people. Even though I'm on four different medications with labels stating that I shouldn't drink alcohol while taking them, I still like the occasional nip—I mean, If I don't wash the pills down, I'm technically not drinking while taking the meds, right? Going in for a bit of spiked eggnog, homemade Irish cream in your coffee or a bit of dark rum in a mug of hot chocolate are obvious choices for blustery, cold, northern hemisphere revels. However...
Tags: Post, Texas, News, Cocktails, Booze, Holiday Cheer, Al Anon, Texas Monthly, Revels, Non-alcoholic Cocktails


Greatest American prison songs a fine antidote to sappy seasonal fare

In Grits' household, the missus launches Christmas music rather aggressively beginning the day after Thanksgiving every year. This year, just one week in, Grits already longed for a break in genre.Luckily, back in August on the Reasonably Suspicious podcast, Texas Monthly's Mike Hall and I came up with the perfect antidote, ranking the top 5 American prison songs of all time while discussing numerous candidates for that esteemed canon.Go here for a YouTube playlist of all the songs we discussed...
Tags: Hollywood, Texas, Arts, Law, Pete Seeger, America, Austin, Bob Dylan, Jesus, Louisiana, Houston, Nina Simone, Folsom, Elvis, Reno, Michael


Watch a pastry chef try to make gourmet Doritos: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher’s Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here’s the previous edition. Today’s edition of Publisher’s Brief focuses on awesome content because, well, that’s ultimately the point, right? First up, a report from the spring edition of Pop-Up Magazine, which I witnessed last night in New York at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Youtube, Washington, Germany, Advertising, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlantic, Conde Nast, Chanel, Rolling Stone, Benghazi Libya, Yankees, Sao Paulo


"She’s warm in winter, shady in summer."

From an old Texas Monthly article collecting Texas turns of phrase. It's got excellent illustrations which is why I'm reading it. I happened to click through from some random image search. The article is from 1994. The quote in the post title is, supposedly, the way a Texan might express the observation that a woman is fat.The illustrations are by Henrik Drescher, who I remember was all over the magazines of the 1990s. More Drescher images here (at Pinterest). [Author: [email protected] (Ann A...
Tags: Art, Texas, Law, Fat, Language, Texas Monthly, Ann Althouse, Drescher, Henrik Drescher


Bryan Washington's Playlist for His Story Collection "Lot"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Bryan Washington's impressive debut collection Lot brings to life the Houston of the narrator while poignantly exploring race, class, and sexuality. Kirkus wrote of the book: "A s...
Tags: Music, Washington, David, New York Times, Houston, Los Angeles Times, Frank Ocean, Isaiah Rashad, Kirkus, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Houston Chronicle, GoldLink, Texas Monthly, Houston Public Media, Yoshimura, Antiheroines


Houston PD will end most no-knock warrants after botched drug raid

"The no-knock warrants are going to go away like leaded gasoline in this city," declared Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo at a town hall meeting after police killed two people (along with two dogs) and four officers were shot while serving a search warrant, reported the Houston Chronicle.The chief said he no longer "sees the value" in such raids, which were criticized earlier this month in a Texas Monthly story. In the future, said Acevedo, HPD won't use the tactic in most instances, and in the ...
Tags: Law, Houston, Houston Chronicle, Texas Monthly, Texas Legislature, Acevedo, Gritsforbreakfast


Sharon Keller, bite-mark evidence, and the end of innocence forestalled

The judges' conferences over the Steven-Chaney bite-mark case, according to reliable sources, was the most contentious at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals since the fight over Ex Parte Robbins. Both those cases involved Texas' first-in-the-nation junk-science writ, for which Chaney's victory was a landmark event. See coverage from Texas Monthly's Michael Hall.It's significant that Judge Barbara Hervey wrote the majority opinion, which amounts to a straight-forward, by-the-book application of ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Obama, Nas, Bill, Alcala, Abbott, Keller, Don, Richardson, National Academy of Sciences, CCA, Chaney, Elizondo, Texas Monthly, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals


Sharon Keller, bite mark evidence, and the end of innocence forestalled

The judges' conferences over the Steven-Chaney bite-mark case, according to reliable sources, was the most contentious at the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals since the fight over Ex Parte Robbins. Both those cases involved Texas' first-in-the-nation junk-science writ, for which Chaney's victory was a landmark event. See coverage from Texas Monthly's Michael Hall.It's significant that Judge Barbara Hervey wrote the majority opinion, which amounts to a straight-forward, by-the-book application of ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Obama, Nas, Bill, Alcala, Abbott, Keller, Don, Richardson, National Academy of Sciences, CCA, Chaney, Elizondo, Texas Monthly, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals


Trump Admin Limits Fingerprint Policy That Preceded Arrests, Spike In Detained Kids

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it would limit a policy instituted this year that preceded at least 170 immigration arrests and contributed to a dramatic spike in migrant children being held in government custody. The policy required that everyone in the household of potential sponsors for so-called “unaccompanied alien minors” — children who were arrested at the border without a parent or guardian — be fingerprinted before children could reside in the household. The policy al...
Tags: Texas, News, Nbc News, Dhs, Fbi, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, U S Conference of Mayors, HHS, Customs Enforcement, Department of Health and Human Services, UAC, Orr, Texas Monthly, Sante Fe New Mexico, Office of Refugee Resettlement


Trump Admin Limits Fingerprint Policy That Led To Arrests, Spike In Detained Children

The Trump administration announced Tuesday that it would limit a policy instituted this year that led to at least 170 immigration arrests and contributed to a dramatic spike in migrant children being held in government custody. The policy required that everyone in the household of potential sponsors for so-called “unaccompanied alien minors” — children who were arrested at the border without a parent or guardian — be fingerprinted before children could reside in the household. The policy also...
Tags: Texas, News, Nbc News, Dhs, Fbi, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, U S Conference of Mayors, HHS, Customs Enforcement, Department of Health and Human Services, UAC, Orr, Texas Monthly, Sante Fe New Mexico, Office of Refugee Resettlement


Ousted Gay TX Council Member Sues Over Recall, Prompted By Leaked Photos

DALLAS (AP) — An openly gay former councilman in a small Southeast Texas town is suing after he was defeated in a recall election, an effort that surfaced when nude photos of him were anonymously sent to city hall. Cross Coburn was ousted as a councilmember in Groves, Texas, which is 92 miles (148 kilometers) east of Houston, during a recall election earlier this month. The lawsuit filed Nov. 14 in a state court asks the court to declare the election invalid due to “deficiencies, fraud and fo...
Tags: News, Ap, Dallas, Houston, Southeast Texas, Bailey, Pierce, Coburn, Texas Monthly, Cross Coburn, Kate Riga, Brad Bailey, Groves Texas, TX Council, Kimbra Lowery, Jill Swearingen Pierce


Editorial Observer: A Fate Worse Than Slavery, Unearthed in Sugar Land

Bodies of sugar cane workers recently discovered in Texas reveal gruesome details about the convict leasing system
Tags: Texas, News, Staples, United States, Brent, Sugar, Forced labor, Blacks, Frederick, Texas Monthly, Douglass, Slavery (Historical, Sugar Land (Tex, Fort Bend County (Tex