Cowboy Week

The Cowboy Emoji Is Responsible for Our Current Yeehaw Agenda

The cowboy is having a moment. He’s spent the year defining our fashion, our film, our music, and most quietly, our online conversations. But it’s…

The Faces of the True American Cowboy

Imagine the classic cowboy: dusty, trail-worn, laconic. Now, picture a second man, equally familiar with squinting and equally crusted with earth. Add a third. Perhaps…

How the Most Gruesome Western Ever Written Became an ‘Unfilmable’ Hollywood Legend

Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy’s fifth book, was first published in 1985 to lukewarm critical and commercial reception. It’s gone on, of course, to become recognized…

The British Guys Who LARP as American Cowboys

In the town of Deadwood, around 10 miles away from London’s Gatwick Airport, a battle to save the human race is taking place. On one…