Brenda Bell

Brenda Bell is an Austin journalist and a former reporter at the Austin American-Statesman.


by | Wed, Jan 14, 2015 at 1:21 pm CST

Deconstructing Al

The former Veep comes alive with a no-holds barred attack on the "War President" and his cabinet

There’s Al Gore,” said the guy behind the bar who was pouring my drink at the Washington State Democratic Convention in Tacoma. “Where?” I asked. The former vice president looks large on TV and I had expected to spot him … Read More



A Love Story

Let me tell you a story. It’s a story about a bird that became real to us only in death, in the pages of the remarkable novel that was both its epitaph and the instrument of its resurrection. It’s about … Read More


The Way it Was

Nearly 33 years ago, New York became the first state in the country to repeal its laws against abortion. California and a few other states soon followed suit. But the vast majority of women in the United States lived in … Read More