Because you can never have too many reasons to feel inadequate about your teenage years, we'd like to introduce you to 16-year-old Graham Smith. By day, he's your typical Episcopal School of Dallas sophomore. By night, he's a white-hat hacker who's recently gained notoriety by exposing security flaw ... More >>
Don't look to poor parenting or psychiatry to understand killers like Newtown's.
Victoria Jackson went from the big leagues of comedy to the rabid right of modern politics.
Image via Plano.govThat baby is actually 45 years old. Perhaps you heard that Plano was recently named the 12th longest-living city in the country by the Daily Beast. But what you may not know is that a whole bunch of other listicles ranking places based on their General Pleasantness have spotlig ... More >>
Just got a note from Gov. Rick Perry and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst after Perry signed into law the voter I.D. bill, which requires voters to present photo identification at a polling place. Said the gov, "The right to vote is simply too important for us to take the act of voting lightly. Today with ... More >>
Buzz Bissinger is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author. His Friday Night Lights captured high-school football in Texas, spawned a network TV series and afforded him writing immortality. Buzz Bissinger is also an idiot. At least when it comes to the NBA. His "White Men Can't Root" column for ... More >>
Bryan Burrough was in town earlier this week to sell a few copies of his must-read tome The Big Rich: The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes. Been looking forward to the book ever since September, matter of fact, when Vanity Fair excerpted a chapter that made mention of H.L. Hunt strol ... More >>
Gather the kiddies 'round the warm glow of the computer monitor: The Jonas Brothers were on CNN this morning! And they were sitting on the field at Texas Stadium, where, tomorrow, they'll perform during halftime of Cowboys-Seahawks to kick off the Salvation Army's Red Kettle Christmas charity campai ... More >>
Wyatt Cenac as Barack Obama Tina Brown's Daily Beast reports that four contenders are in the running to oust Fred Armisen as Saturday Night Live's Barack Obama -- and two of them, heyheyhey, happen to be Dallas private schools graduates. One we introduced back in June, when Jesuit College Preparator ... More >>
Several SMU items of note today, because we'd be remiss if we went the day without mentioning something said yesterday on MSNBC. After the jump, Daily Beast Tina Brown's appearance last night on The Rachel Maddow Show, which was guest-hosted by Alison Stewart. The reason we mention it? Brown talks a ... More >>
Look what Tina Brown's Daily Beast dragged in under the headline, "Governor Ann Richards has the last laugh." --Robert Wilonsky