• My Latest: The History of Race And Football In Austin

    In this month’s issue of the Texas Observer, I have a feature on the history of race and football in Austin. It was months in the making and I’m proud of the work. You can now read it online at their site. The feature goes from the segregated Jim Crow days of the early 1940s …

  • Abortion, Shame, And Hospital Privileges

    [warning: post contains discussion of molestation and sexual assault] In the September issue of Texas Monthly, Erica Grieder has a Q+A with Kyleen Wright,┬áhead of the Texans for Life Coalition. It is titled, “The Compassionate Social Conservative.” In one of her first answers, Wright says this about the new hospital privileges law regarding doctors who …

  • Fixing Our Own Communities

    (image on post is from Megan J. Smith) There are people from throughout the country who have journeyed to Ferguson, Missouri over the last nearly two weeks. Many of them journalists, many organizers in their own communities. There are some people who are probably in Ferguson because they want to put their bodies on the …

  • So, I’m Writing A Book

    I am under contract with Akashic  Books on their new Edge of Sports (Dave Zirin) imprint to write a book on college football and sexual assault. It’s due in early spring next year so I’m guessing that means a late summer publishing? I don’t know enough about any of this but coinciding with the start …