During each legislative session, the Speaker of the House hosts a dinner for his predecessors. This year the nine living former Speakers, Democrats all, made their way to Pete Laney’s Capitol apartment on the night of April 25, and in addition to dining on mixed grill, garlic mashed potatoes, and…
Articles by Evan Smith
Aug 31, 2001 — By Evan Smith
“If Beavis and Butt-head were around today, they’d probably be right back on the couch where I left them. That’s where they’ll always be in my mind.” So says Austinite Mike Judge, who created the animated teen duo back in MTV’s halcyon pre-Jackass era and still gets asked about…
Apr 30, 2000 — By Evan Smith
Together for the first time: Two Tommys (Hancock and Shannon), two Montes (Montomery and Warden), two Hubbards (Blues Boys and Ray Wylie) and two Clarks (Carrie and W.C.), plus a Butthole Surfer, three Gourds, six Bells of Joy, a Tailgator, and 87 others who give their all, creatively speaking, to the Live Music Capital of the World.
Mar 1, 2000 — By Evan Smith
In the January/February issue of the Columbia Journalism Review, Texas Monthly‘s editor, Gregory Curtis, was selected as one of the ten best editors in the magazine business, placing him in the illustrious company of such industry standard-bearers as Jann Wenner (Rolling Stone) and Graydon Carter (Vanity Fair). Around these parts,…
Dec 1, 1999 — By Evan Smith
“Entrepreneurship is the art of the possible. Anyone with money and a good idea has what it takes to write his own ticket. The hitch, of course, is follow-through. You have to execute. You have to do it. And no one has done it as well as Michael Dell.”
Apr 30, 1999 — By Evan Smith
When someone says she loves George Bush these days, she’s almost certainly talking about the man William Bennett recently christened “W.” But at least one novelist prefers the ex-president to the presidential hopeful. Next January Simon and Schuster will publish Lydia Millet’s George Bush, Dark Prince of Love, which she…
Sep 30, 1998 — By Evan Smith
George W. isn’t the only Bush benefiting from the largesse of well-heeled Texans. His brother Jeb Bush, the GOP candidate for governor in Florida, has thus far received more than $382,000 in contributions of $500 or less from Texans. Among the notable donors: financier Perry Bass, oilmen W. A. “Tex”…
Jun 30, 1998 — By Evan Smith
Headline: Situation Wanted by Evan Smith The revolving door between politics and the media is swinging furiously in New York and Washington, D.C., so why should it be any different in Austin? In this year’s race for attorney general, for instance, the major party candidates have hired journalists as their…
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