John Nova Lomax
A Definitive Guide to Fixers: Who They Are and What They Do
They are the motor oil in the engines that power certain parts of the world. Some legal. Others less so.
Philippines President Duterte is Waging War Against Environmental Activists
In 2019, 212 environmental defenders were killed worldwide. Of those, 43 were killed in the Philippines.
2020's Equator Prize Winners Offer a Roadmap for Solving the Climate Crisis
The recipients are working towards a future in which biodiversity, sustainability, and profitability go hand in hand.
The Best Bar in Austin Is Sam's Town Point
A slice of the old (cool) ATX inside the growing metropolis.
The Best Dive Bar in Texas Opens at 7 AM and Refuses to Be Gentrified
You see the eternal Houston at D&W Lounge.
Is the Texas Legislature About to Get Even Crazier?
With the powerful Republican moderate who stopped the bathroom bill stepping down, no one is sure what will happen next.
'Ghetto' Is the Most Obnoxious White People Thing Since Brunch
Written by a self-described "Earth folk yoga songstress," the song and video are worse than you can even imagine.
Before 'S-Town,' There Was ‘Buttholeville’
And it had its own John B. McLemore too.
Everything You Need to Know About Grackles, the Horny Devil Bird of Texas
Heading to Austin for SXSW? Brush up on the winged vermin that will, in all likelihood, terrorize you at some point.
These Wild, Obscure Tales of Past Presidents Are Stuffed Full of American Badassery
Everyone knows about Bill Clinton and his sax, and how Barack Obama can croon a mean Al Green. But did you know Lincoln could deadlift 1,300 pounds?
This President's Grandson Was More Interesting Than You'll Ever Be
Chester A. Arthur III was a DTF Ivy League dropout, Irish Republican Army activist, experimental-film actor, commune leader, gold prospector, teacher at San Quentin, and bisexual sexologist/astrologer.
President John Tyler Had More Sex Than You
He was America's most fuckingest leader, and that made for some truly mind-bending genealogy.