My Last Vespers

Rohan—an old friend, raised Hindu, now not-so-much—leaned over to me at our sophomore year Vespers and said, “This is aggressively Christian.”  “It’s a Christian ceremony, bro,” said Lutfi, older friend, former roommate, raised Muslim, still Muslim. Chappy, my roommate, a Hebrew glyph on his necklace, deflected to a lesser conflict: “Ecclesiastical and jazz are the […]

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Liberals in Boots

Like all glamorous places, Texas breeds hipsters. The West begins in Texas, a place where books and movies are set. Naturally, natives thank their lucky stars they were born here, and so our cities have become big scavenger hunts for authenticity. Outsiders know Austin, but Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Marfa are all full of […]

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