Tina Brown

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Bill Maher's Coming to Dallas This Sunday. But Not Before His Unfair Park Interview.

    ​There was a time in the 1980s when Bill Maher was little more than a modestly successful comedian for whom small roles on big television shows were considered the mark of having Made It. His early résumé reads like a Nick at Nite who's-who, with roles on Alice; Murder, She Wrote and Newhart amo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    And By "Texas," They Really Mean "Dallas"

    Danny Fulgencio​A Friend of Unfair Park now living in NYC directs our attention to The Daily Beast's compendium of The Most Corrupt States (which several TDB readers are taking issue with, since Illinois comes in way down at No. 47). And, after factoring in such things as the number of corrupt pub ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Kinky Friedman Says: There'd Be No Tea Party If Molly Ivins Were Still Around

    Sam MertenFriedman campaigning at Urban Dog Coffee on Oak Lawn back in February​So insists the Texas Jewboy and former gubernatorial candidate in a piece penned for Tina Brown's Daily Beast, the headline of which is "Why Democrats Should Blame Themselves for the Tea Party." Friedman, who lost to h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Dallas, Apparently, Am Not Smart

    ​At least, that's the assessment from the brain trust behind Tina Brown's The Daily Beast, which has posted its list of America's Smartest Cities and put Dallas-Fort Worth at No. 48 ... out of 55. Commenters have taken issue with how the list was assembled (using such things as the percentage of r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2009

    The Big Rich Author Plunges the Stake Deep in the Heart of "Texas Power"

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2008

    Live from a Dallas Private School, It's ... Barack Obama on SNL? Maybe.

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2008

    Tina Brown on Bush Library: "This Is Going to Be ... Very Interesting."

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    A Friday Flashback

    Look what Tina Brown's Daily Beast dragged in under the headline, "Governor Ann Richards has the last laugh." --Robert Wilonsky

  • News

    June 8, 2000

    Mr. Smith arrives

    Texas Monthly's new man has plan: long stories, pop culture, and don't suck