July 05, 2005


via Drum, Tyler Cowen goes in for a little Texas imperialism. Drum's covered the Steve Martin question, but Oklahoma has some real grievances against Cowen. Charlie Christian was born in Texas but moved to Oklahoma at age 2; and Woody Guthrie--Woody Guthrie!--was born in Oklahoma and, as far as I can tell from that link, didn't go to Texas until he was 15. I hope Tyler's flying home (actually, from El Paso he might not need to go through Oklahoma at all.)

For an honest-to-goodness son of Texas may I recommend Donald Barthelme? Frederick too, if you like that sort of thing. And Richard Linklater as a moviemaker, if you want to redress the bias to music and food.

Posted by Matt Weiner at July 5, 2005 02:46 PM