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Liz Smith

The Day After

Oct 31, 2008 By Eileen Smith

Journalists and other notables to give us their reactions to the long campaign and the election of Barack Obama.

Liz Smith

Apr 30, 2005 By Evan Smith

“Nobody doing what I’m doing is important anymore. Not in the way Winchell, Kilgallen, Hedda, and Louella were important.”

Liz Smith

Apr 30, 1997 By Renee Boensch

I entered the University of Texas before World War II ended; I was fresh out of divorce court. I didn’t know a soul in Austin, and there were only very young men—prodigies—or very old men on campus. American guys were still at war! So I spent my time swinging between…