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

Texas Monthly Reporter

Plainview puts a lid on deviate sex; billions of animals sleep in a freezer; oil spills are coming and we're not ready.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Psychiatrists send men to death row; Texas’ loop coasters give up-side-down joyride; Diablos play baseball with Kleenex and kazoos.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Psychiatrists send men to death row; Texas’ loop coasters give up-side-down joyride; Diablos play baseball with Kleenex and kazoos.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Taking on the Shah of Iran in Beeville; trying to save an eaglet in Waco; juggling sex in Galveston; flipping the switch on nuclear power; and fighting panjic at monstrous DFW Airport.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Taking on the Shah of Iran in Beeville; trying to save an eaglet in Waco; juggling sex in Galveston; flipping the switch on nuclear power; and fighting panjic at monstrous DFW Airport.

Texas Monthly Review

Texas lights shine on Broadway; Dallas Symphony waxes on record; mellow Willie Nelson grows more mellow; Duke Ellington plays live again; and Stella’s exotic birds fly.

Texas Monthly Review

Texas lights shine on Broadway; Dallas Symphony waxes on record; mellow Willie Nelson grows more mellow; Duke Ellington plays live again; and Stella’s exotic birds fly.

Our Bodies, Our Cells

Life is a riffle. Cancer is a riddle. Are they all the same riddle?

Our Bodies, Our Cells

Life is a riffle. Cancer is a riddle. Are they all the same riddle?

Unfriendly Skies

Braniff is hopping the Atlantic to London; Pan Am is just hopping mad.

Unfriendly Skies

Braniff is hopping the Atlantic to London; Pan Am is just hopping mad.

Texas Monthly Reporter

Robert Howard’s heroic fantasies; Preston Smith’s political fantasies; Fort Worth still outraged by nude relic; Mayans’ ancient glyphs decoded.

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