Luke Darby is a freelance writer and editor working in Cleveland and southern Louisiana. He currently writes for regional magazines and GQ.com. Luke’s writing has also appeared in the print and online editions of the Dallas Observer.
Luke holds an M.A. in journalism from New York University and a B.A. in English literature from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. While in grad school he interned as a fact checker at Newsweek International and as a researcher and writer for New York Magazine and TheNewYorker.com. His work is one of the top five hits on Google if you search for “best nachos Dallas.”
Starting this month I’m officially contributing to GQ.com. It almost eases my big loss from betting on Ocho Ocho Ocho at the Kentucky Derby last weekend.
What It’s Like to Be Rented by Buisnesspeople in China, May 5, 2015
New York’s Newest Starbucks is the IKEA Loft of Coffee Shops, May 1, 2015
My first hometown cover story, written for IND Monthly. Lafayette natives (and Lafayette enthusiasts), curious about the state of the taxi industry? Read on.
Dixie Land: Why Lafayette’s lone taxi company has a monopoly on business yet might not last another decade
The debate is finally settled: fish is meat. Bad news for everyone who observes Lent, but good news for fans of inventive barbecue. From the Dallas Observer‘s “Meat Week.”
Hot Smoking Fish Is a Fine and Delicious Art, but Is it Barbecue?
Flickr user Paul Lowry
One of the posts I most enjoyed writing in 2013. Have you ever wondered where museums keep everything they aren’t showing you?
An Adventure through the DMA’s Secret Underground Art Storage, Home to 20,000 Treasured Oddities
The Postal Service, via iPhone
Mother Can’t File Complaint Against DPD for Her Son’s Death Because She Doesn’t Live in Dallas June 14, 2013
Researchers Find North Texas Kids Have Higher Risks of Poverty, Food Instability, Mental Health Problems June 12, 2013
Fort Worth Representative Matt Krause Named Texas’ Most Homophobic Legislator June 10, 2013
New Study Says Vegetarians Live Longer, But at What Cost? June 4, 2013
The Postal Service at Verizon Theatre: “This is Love in the Modern Age, Folks” June 4, 2013
What We Learned from Ira Glass in Dallas, Including His Love of a Certain C-Word June 3, 2013