Gary Cartwright

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    Battle Of The Sportswriters: Oh, It's Already Been Broughten

    We noted a while back that Texas Monthly writer Gary Cartwright had written a stinging take on today's Texas sportswriters, saying they weren't as talented or wacky as him and his old gang of Blackie Sherrod, Dan Jenkins, Bud Shrake and Mickey Herskowitz were.He particularly pointed out two Austin A ... More >>

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    May 12, 2009

    Texas Monthly Hates Houston Sports Columnists, Others

    A month ago Texas Monthly editor Jake Silverstein promised subscribers an upcoming Gary Cartwright "screed" against modern-day sportswriting, and it's here.And it bored, mostly. Precis: No one writes as good as we did back in the old days.At least Cartwright calls people out by name: Cedric Golden a ... More >>

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    September 17, 2008

    Requiem for the Balinese Room

    All artwork courtesy of “Deep in the South of Texas not so long ago, there on a crowded island in the Gulf of Mexico It didn't take too much money, man, but it sure was nice. You could dance all night if you felt all right, drinking whiskey and throwing dice. And everybody know ... More >>

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    March 24, 2008
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    August 12, 2004

    Writing in Circles

    A new book looks at the drunk, drugged genius of six Texas scribes

  • News

    August 16, 2001

    Publishing Gulf?

    How Internet pipe dreams and literary ambitions dismantled one of Texas's largest publishers

  • News

    May 24, 2001


    Thousands of inmates rely annually on a capricious parole board for their freedom. Most, like George Dismukes, return to their cells without ever knowing why they were denied.

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    February 4, 1999

    Barney! Biz! Bluebonnets!

    And other signs that Texas Monthly's brain trust doesn't have a neuron left