Although considered unsuccessful during his lifetime, Vincent van Gogh is posthumously one of the most influential painters in fine art.
Surrounded by windows and white pillows while in bed at my tiny cabin, I think of the liner notes to Bob Dylan’s album Desire: “These notes are being written in a bathtub in Maine under ideal conditions…” Here at Getaway Hill Country, I am also writing under ideal conditions: quiet, simplicity, good coffee.
On a sweaty May evening in a historic-turned-hip neighborhood of Houston, hotel guests and local revelers lounge and sip cocktails poolside as UB40’s “Red Red Wine” spins in the background.
Thursday, June 3, is National Moonshine Day, and although there isn’t an official Texas Moonshine Trail, there are plenty of places to visit to learn more about the history of illegal distilling in the state.
Back in the spring of 1964, West Texans in towns like Iraan were in something of an existential crisis.
Of all the towns where German is still spoken in the state, aka the Texas “German Belt,” that fading ember burns the brightest in Fredericksburg.