Tyler Stoddard Smith

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Downsize My Education

by Tyler Stoddard Smith | Mon, Apr 18, 2011 at 21:06 CST

Sleuth in Advertising

It’s the sad truth: Many Texans cast their votes based on political ads running incessantly on prime-time television. To give viewers some perspective on this season’s crop of campaign commercials, embittered ad man Tyler Stoddard Smith raises an eyebrow (a … Read More


The Guilty Project

A majority of the Texas Forensic Science Commission has tentatively concluded that there was no professional negligence or misconduct by arson investigators whose flawed work in a fatal Corsicana fire contributed to the conviction and 2004 execution of Cameron Todd … Read More


Club Alamo

People always tell me “Remember the Alamo!” And I do remember it. I’m 195 years old and remember it like last night’s fever dream. But whenever I start to tell the great-great-great-grandkids about it, their parents mutter something about “time … Read More

Arts & Minds

Coyote Ugly

Aside from sprawling out nude over an iron cattle grid perusing the Cliff’s Notes for Atlas Shrugged, I find no greater pleasure in life than a jog at dawn. My morning canter offers private moments of delight, away from the … Read More


High Marx in Reading

What do the authors of the children’s book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? and a 2008 book called Ethical Marxism: The Categorical Imperative of Liberation have in common? Both are named Bill Martin and, for now, neither … Read More