Terrence Henry

Terrence Henry is a freelance writer living in Austin, Texas. More

Terrence Henry is a freelance writer living in Austin, Texas. In January 2009, he and his wife embarked on a food tour of Argentina, Spain, Italy, England, Canada, and the United States. Some 13 months later he settled in Austin, where he is now learning the art of Texas barbecue and writing about food and film.
  • Dirty Wars and Long Lunches

    On Argentina's "Truth and Justice Memorial Day," reflections on a country's difficult history and the peace it now enjoys. Sharing a sumptuous meal with friends and family over a big, Argentinian steak and a bottle of Malbec is just as fine a way as any to say "never again."

  • In Recession, Good News for Diners

    From DC to to San Francisco to Buenos Aires, economics are inspiring chefs to do less with more. From haute cuisine chefs renting out old Chinese restaurants by the night to gourmet food stands, great food is getting cheaper and, often, better.

  • One-Way Ticket to Buenos Aires

    In times of economic hardship here in the U.S., an opportunity for a new beginning. Why not uproot to a leisurely land rich with red meat, red wine and the myriad sights and smells one can only find in Argentina? Even these first few days are filled with discovery.

  • The NIE in Doubt?

    Well-placed sources suggest that Iran may have in fact accelerated its weapons program

  • Get Out of Jihad Free

    The Saudi government is betting that instead of just locking terrorists away, it can reform them.

  • The Missing Reward

    Return to:"Jihadists in Paradise" (March 2007) A kidnapping at a Philippine resort triggered a yearlong hunt for pirate terrorists and their…

  • Bombing Iran

    This January, Iran announced that it would resume uranium-enrichment research, breaking an agreement set more than two years ago with several…

  • The Covert Option

    Can sabotage and assassination stop Iran from going nuclear?

  • Primary Sources

    Post-Gaza Israel; the travails of black cabbies; the (continuing) migration of the Electoral College; how to spot a spy

  • After Kim Jong Il

    When Kim Il Sung, the "president-for-life" of North Korea, turned sixty-two, in 1974, he decided that his son Kim Jong Il would succeed him. Kim…

  • Russia's Loose Nukes

    An accounting of recent theft, smuggling, and insecure handling of nuclear material in the former Soviet Union

  • Into the Den of Spies

    Mark Bowden, the author of "Among the Hostage-Takers," speaks about the Iran hostage crisis of 1979 and its architects' present-day struggles with the Islamic regime


Adventures in Legal Weed

Colorado is now well into its first year as the first state to legalize recreational marijuana. How's it going? James Hamblin visits Aspen.


What Makes a Story Great?

The storytellers behind House of CardsandThis American Life reflect on the creative process.


Tracing Sriracha's Origin to Thailand

Ever wonder how the wildly popular hot sauce got its name? It all started in Si Racha.


Where Confiscated Wildlife Ends Up

A government facility outside of Denver houses more than a million products of the illegal wildlife trade, from tigers and bears to bald eagles.


Is Wine Healthy?

James Hamblin prepares to impress his date with knowledge about the health benefits of wine.


The World's Largest Balloon Festival

Nine days, more than 700 balloons, and a whole lot of hot air