Mary Roach

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2013

    Texas Congressman: Masturbating Fetuses Are Proof That Fetal Pain Is Real

    It's always reassuring to know that no matter how stupid things get in the state legislature, things are just as dumb, if not more so, in Congress. Perhaps "reassuring" is the wrong word. In either case, in order to fully grasp the import of this story, you should know that U.S. Congressman Michael ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    A Non-Fiction Writer is Mayborn Every Minute During Annual Conference

    Bob Shacochis on the cover of the Mayborn's mag There’s an awful lot of pressure on this year’s Mayborn Literary Nonfiction Writers Conference of the Southwest. After all, the ruckus Nan Talese caused at last year’s conference, when she unleashed her double-barreled comments about Oprah Winfre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2007

    The Write Advice

    Joyce Carol Oates is "tiny" and "soft-spoken"? You don't say. The controversial flash point of the Mayborn Writers Conference of the Southwest came when Nan Talese, James Frey’s editor, stood up in a full ballroom on Saturday evening and skewered Oprah Winfrey for admonishing the disgraced author ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 26, 2007
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    April 27, 2006
  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    American Idol's Freak Factor

    Finally, Dallas has its own William Hung