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The Sixth Man

Keeping an eye on the ball with UT’s unorthodox head basketball coach Madmen “You are the madman. The madman cuts the court in half. This is all predicated...

 
 

Beware the Bucket List

Forget “25 Places to See Before You Die.” The real rewards of travel cannot be Instagrammed. I am at a cocktail party. I may also be losing my mind. One woman,...

 
 

Strange Bedfellows

The Big 12 tries to keep its uncomfortable relationship together At the downtown Dallas Omni Hotel at 8 a.m. on a Monday, animals crowd the concourse outside the...

 
 

Battle of Wills

In his new book, The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, a UT professor explores the contentious relationship between...

 
 

Store Owners’ Daughter

I grew up behind a counter. In 1978, when I was 5 years old, my mother and stepfather, Kay and Charles Oates, bought a tiny, rundown gas station on the outskirts...

 
 

One More Shot

Jamaal Charles has it all—money, accolades, a loving family—but he’s still working on immortality. The mention of melted, yellow, non-denominational cheese...

 
 

Taking the Bite Out of Zika

We don’t know everything about the Zika virus—but we may know how to stop it. My wife is the mosquito magnet in our family. We have a running joke about how...

 
 

Gabo and Me

For Cristóbal Pera, PhD ’91, reading and editing the work of Gabriel García Márquez was life-altering. Pera, who recently revisited campus for the opening...

 
 

The Road to Zero

Inside the university’s fight against sexual assault Nancy Daley used to tape the stories to her office door. She began saving them in the late ’90s: short...

 
 

Love, Coco

I want my baby granddaughter to know me—but she’s 2,000 miles away and life is uncertain. So I’m writing her letters I hope she’ll read someday. First,...

 
 
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