Susan Bankston

Susan Bankston lives in Richmond, Texas, where she writes about her hairdresser at The World’s Most Dangerous Beauty Salon, Inc., at juanitajean.com.
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Who’s Wearing the Pants?

Houston Mayor Annise Parker is one of my favorite people, and a friend. She is as sweet as a grandmother’s…

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Hey, Won’t You Play Another Somebody-Done-Somebody-Wrong Song?

I kinda wanna give you guys the heads up about something, because I don’t want you calling me at two…

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Five Texans to Watch

I need to start out in January by saying this: the main reason I live in Houston is winter. We…

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Glad Tidings of Comfort and Duck!

It seems like election season starts earlier and earlier every year, so political candidates resemble merchants who put out Christmas…

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Momma and Me

I always knew I would become my mother. She became her mother, so I figured it was a family tradition....

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Bathrooms with Circles and Sticks

Annise Parker is so smart she can watch 60 Minutes in half an hour. So cunning that foxes come to…

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LeftOut: Cheering for the Olympics

You can bet your best pair of pink boots that at this Olympics everybody will be rooting for the gay…

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Excuse Me . . .

...but the state that lives for Mardi Gras thinks that rainbow flags are over the top?

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LeftOut: And You Think Nobody Ever Listens to You?

Think again. At no small expense, I have bribed a CIA agent for tips on how to determine if the…

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LeftOut

Last month, Texas Republican Governor Rick Perry said that being gay was pop culture’s “flavor of the month.” From Boys…

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