Lawrence Wright

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2014

    HBO Is Making a Show about the Texas Legislature, and its Lone Star Roots Are Strong

    Texas has always had its share of great characters and story lines. Davy Crockett and the Alamo. Lyndon B. Johnson and Texas politics. Rick Perry and, well, whatever he happened to say on a particular day. Recently, though, there seems to have been some coastal poaching on our dry land. All The Wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    An Account of the (Toy) Gunman Who Inadvertently Put the George W. Bush Presidential Center on Lockdown

    Last Saturday, the folks taking in the new George W. Bush Presidential Center were briefly under the frightening misimpression that it had come under terrorist attack, as reports of an "active shooter" put the center and SMU on lockdown. Among the visitors were Lawrence Wright, Pulitzer Prize-winni ... More >>

  • News

    April 28, 2011

    City Hall's Kennedy Conspiracy

    Kennedy assassination author and conspiracist Robert Groden says the city's out to get him. He may be right.

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2009

    On its 80th Birthday, Woodrow Proves You Can't Keep a Vintage Shelby Out of the Lead

    See our slideshow for more photos from Woodrow's 80th.Out in front of Woodrow Wilson High School Saturday morning, Tom Hopkins sat on the back of his '57 Corvette, watching the parade roll in. The 1968 graduate had the look of someone well trained in the art of leaning on his car, quietly judging an ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    May 17, 2007
  • Blogs

    April 17, 2007

    Wright Writes Himself to a Pulitzer

    A Friend of Unfair Park wonders: How about a shout out for Lawrence Wright? He took home a Pulitzer for general non-fiction yesterday for his best-selling investigation of the 9-11 attacks, The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. But he's also the author of a great book about growing up in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2006

    The Wright Man

    Lawrence Wright returned last night to his hometown, which he wrote about in 1988's In the New World. Last night at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library, writer Lawrence Wright made a return to his hometown to take part in the Friends of the Library's "Evening at the Library" fundraiser, during whic ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 11, 2001

    Arabian Knight

    Jack Shaheen crusades against cinema's depiction of Reel Bad Arabs

  • Culture

    September 20, 2001

    Amused to Death

    How will Hollywood react now that real life is more terrifying than fiction?

  • Film

    November 5, 1998

    Final jeopardy

    The Siege sends for the Bill of Rights and skips out on the check

  • Calendar

    March 2, 1995