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Kathy Wise

Kathy Wise

Executive Editor, D Magazine

Kathy Wise has been the executive editor of D Magazine since 2016. At various points before that, she was a practicing attorney and clinical law professor, State Fair of Texas pie judge, and Combo Doubles tennis champion. She won a Folio Award in 2018 for her profile of Daron Babcock, the founder of Bonton Farms.

Stories by Kathy Wise

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Food & Drink

How Magical Realism Shaped the March Cover of D Magazine

Danié took Olivia out in the hall, sat her down, and explained that braiding is an ancient ritual, a visual and tactile link between women across eons.
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Drag Racing

To Tell the Story of a Drag Racer, I Had to Take a Lot of Turns

While writing a profile of the Grammy-winning nostalgia funny car racer Nancy Matter, it was easy to get sidetracked.
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Automotive

A Quarter Mile of Redemption

Nancy Matter rode with the Satan's Slaves and worked on records with Ray Charles before making a metaphysical connection with “American Sniper” Chris Kyle. The through line of her wild life: a drag race at 248 mph.
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Style

Designer Abi Ferrin’s Psychedelic Journey to Helping Indigenous Peruvians

How the former top designer went to Peru and came up with a clothing line to support Indigenous people.
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Football

Where to Secure Super Good Grub for Super Bowl LVI

From takeout kits to barbecue spreads to grill-ready meats, here’s where to tackle your snack strategy for February 13. Plus: Super Bowl watch parties.
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Stories by Kathy Wise

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Dallas History

Tracing What Came Before and After Roe v. Wade

Journalist Joshua Prager used a simple question to form the basis of his new book, The Family Roe: An American Story : what happened to the baby at the center of the case?
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Holidays

Confessions of a Gingerbread Gunner

"All the angels are gone, son. There's only devils left." —John Dutton
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Entertainment

How to Spend a Day in McKinney

When did shopping the historic town square start to feel so decadently Parisian?
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Business

Brittany K. Barnett’s Transition From Corporate Lawyer to Social Entrepreneur

The former corporate attorney goes beyond securing clemency for individuals by helping them achieve economic liberation.
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Barbecue

Kent Rathbun’s Curbside BBQ Is the Best Tailgate Takeout

But why take that brisket home when you can just party in the Lovers Seafood parking lot?
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