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 >>
When it comes to JFK, Dallas is stuck in the denial stage of grief.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Does Mimi Swartz love Dallas or hate Dallas? Yes. --Robert Wilonsky
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 >>
Why is everyone trying to decide which reporter "broke" the Enron story? Money.