Mimi Swartz

  • 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 >>

  • News

    November 29, 2012

    Assassination? What Assassination?

    When it comes to JFK, Dallas is stuck in the denial stage of grief.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2008

    Break Like the Wind

    Slate's just posted a piece by the suddenly omnipresent Mimi Swartz headlined "Waiting for Ike: The five stages of hurricane anxiety." Which are, in order: anticipation, shopping, denial, panic and acceptance. To the latter point, Swartz writes from Houston, "It is time to admit that the only thing ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2008

    Nastia Liukin and Jason Witten Play in New York Times' Sunday Magazine

    Sarah McDaniel For those who like to do their Sunday-morning reading on a Thursday, two local items of note in The New York Times' sportsy supplement Play. One's a lengthy, engrossing Mimi Swartz-penned piece on the selling of Parker's Nastia Liukin -- whose name is misspelled throughout much of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2007

    The NYT Loves Fort Worth's Museums, But Not Its Restaurants

    Early last week in The New York Times, Mimi Swartz described her love-hate relationship with Dallas. Today in The Times, Richard Woodward describes his love-love relationship with Fort Worth -- specifically, its myriad art museums. But, as Woodward writes, the food in Cowtown ain't so hot: "If the a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2007

    The NYT Comes (Back) to Town

    Does Mimi Swartz love Dallas or hate Dallas? Yes. --Robert Wilonsky

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2006

    Takes the Sting Out, Dunnit?

    Last November, Texas Monthly's Mimi Swartz artfully deconstructed tort reform and its unimagined consequences in her November 2005 story "Hurt? Injured? Need a Laywer? Too Bad!" After Swartz's much-talked-about story appeared, the special interest group Texans for Lawsuit Reform published a 5,300-wo ... More >>

  • News

    April 4, 2002

    The Claim Game

    Why is everyone trying to decide which reporter "broke" the Enron story? Money.

  • News

    February 4, 1999