John Bloom

John Bloom is an investigative reporter, essayist, and actor who was born in Dallas; raised in Little Rock, Arkansas; and attended Vanderbilt University on a sportswriting scholarship. Bloom began his writing career in Texas, earning two National Magazine Award nominations for Texas Monthly. He was later fired from the Dallas Times-Herald for writing (as “Joe Bob Briggs”) a parody of the then-popular song, “We Are The World.” Joe Bob Briggs began his television career on the Movie Channel, hosting “Joe Bob’s Drive-In Theater” for nine years. During this time, it became TMC’s highest-rated show, earning two ACE award nominations. He hosted TNT’s “Monstervision” program and is currently at work on an autobiographical screenplay.

Stories

Let My People Pray

Were the words of Russian exile Georgi Vins heard over the din of the Southern Baptist Convention?

Texas Monthly Reporter

Valley politicos block minority TV; Dairy Queens reign in small-town Texas; woman diver yearns for Acapulco cliffs; Houston takes its lumps.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Valley politicos block minority TV; Dairy Queens reign in small-town Texas; woman diver yearns for Acapulco cliffs; Houston takes its lumps.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Suffering the lines at the gas pump; gambling in the magazine business; a dragnet for the Southwest’s sneakiest thief; what’s Dallas’ secret?

Texas Monthly Reporter

Suffering the lines at the gas pump; gambling in the magazine business; a dragnet for the Southwest’s sneakiest thief; what’s Dallas’ secret?

Texas Monthly Reporter

Who is the mayor of Cowtown? Who is that man in the ski mask? Who wants Caddo Lake’s water?

Texas Monthly Reporter

Who is the mayor of Cowtown? Who is that man in the ski mask? Who wants Caddo Lake’s water?

Persecution Complex?

Sherman’s First United Pentecostal Church believes persecution is good for the soul.

Persecution Complex?

Sherman’s First United Pentecostal Church believes persecution is good for the soul.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Playing chicken on the Houston Ship Channel; jousting with 700-year-old knights; will John Hill run for governor again?

Texas Monthly Reporter

Playing chicken on the Houston Ship Channel; jousting with 700-year-old knights; will John Hill run for governor again?

Texas Monthly Reporter

Striking the right chord with the Fort Worth Symphony and the wrong one with Mexico; grounding Wayland Baptist’s Flying Queens.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Striking the right chord with the Fort Worth Symphony and the wrong one with Mexico; grounding Wayland Baptist’s Flying Queens.

Hey Kid, Shape Up

And Prairie View A&M will ship you out of the ghetto straight into the middle class.

Hey Kid, Shape Up

And Prairie View A&M will ship you out of the ghetto straight into the middle class.

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