Bottoms Up

Meet Natalie “Nate” Cross (Natalie Raitano), a tomboy by breeding (her father taught her to hunt animals when she would have much rather been playing with dolls) who’s now all grown up, with bee-stung lips, a yoga-rific body, a glow-in-the-dark-tattoo-covered back, and a reputation as one of the finest assassins around. In the Internet series Pink, co-created by the Dallas-based team of Blake Calhoun and Mike Maden, an incarcerated Nate strikes a Faustian bargain with the warden (Sheree J.

Charles Kuffner

Take it from us: Print is so not dead, and all these “online journalists” are just a bunch of DIY wannabes without credentials or credibility. Some of them even have an agenda! But Kuff (which is what everyone calls him) is different. More substantive. More authoritative. More, well, like us.

MEET the DePRESSed

This month, over at Texas Monthly, the magazine, they’re celebrating their thirty-fifth anniversary. Congratulations, print people. Drink up. Because pretty soon, the entire editorial department will be forced into “early retirement,” and I’ll be the last one standing. (I’ve been waiting for Evan Smith’s corner office for far too long.)

Writing for a Newsweekly

NAME: Karen Tumulty | AGE: 52 | HOMETOWN: San Antonio | QUALIFICATIONS: Thirteen years at Time, the past six as a senior writer and national political correspondent.

• Washington has a tendency to be an echo chamber. If you don’t talk to people outside the city, you can miss what it is they really care about. Sometimes you can lose the real emotion of an issue.

Writing for a Newsweekly

NAME: Karen Tumulty | AGE: 52 | HOMETOWN: San Antonio | QUALIFICATIONS: Thirteen years at Time, the past six as a senior writer and national political correspondent.

• Washington has a tendency to be an echo chamber. If you don’t talk to people outside the city, you can miss what it is they really care about. Sometimes you can lose the real emotion of an issue.

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