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D Magazine January 2021

Cover Story

The Dawn of the North Texas Distillery Golden Age

In just over a decade, North Texas spirits have come of age. Hit the distillery trail to find history, black-eyed pea martinis, and the best bourbon in the world.


Natasha Bowdoin (b.1981), Seedling, 2019

14 Things You Must Do This January in Dallas

Gallery exhibitions, live streams, and a few distanced in-person events kick off 2021.
Chris Trevino

The LiquorHound Has the Finest Palate in Texas

How a postal carrier became the palate and nose for North Texas’ most promising distillery.
Yesenia Lopez Yes Yes Tamales
Regional Mexican

The YesYes Tamale Way: Hot, Fresh, Delivered, and Marvelous

Yesenia Lopez wants to be your modern tamale lady. (Plus, a recipe so you can make your own.)
Harlan Crow's 15-ton bell named Horatio
Local News

Dallas Is Now Home to the Fourth-Largest Bell in America

Harlan Crow didn’t necessarily intend to build a nearly record-setting bell. But he had a tower to top.
Billy Earl Dade Middle School

The Most Important School in Texas

Dade Middle School was a disaster. Then it showed legislators what education reform (and testing) can achieve.
Local News

At CitySquare, Larry James Harnessed the Wealth of the Poor

The outgoing head of CitySquare invented a new bottom-up approach to philanthropy by investing in an overlooked resource: the people he served.

How Dallas Really Got Its Name

Alas, we have solved a mystery.
Health & Wellness

New Year, New You

Consider 2021 a rare opportunity to make a second first impression.