Michael Ennis

Michael Ennis has been a regular contributor to Texas Monthly since 1977. He is the New York Times best-selling author of the historical novels The Malice of Fortune, Duchess of Milan, and Byzantium, which have been published worldwide. He earned his degree in history from the University of California, Berkeley; taught art history at the University of Texas, Austin; and is a former John D. Rockefeller III Foundation Fellow. His nonfiction writing, on subjects ranging from military preparedness and national politics to art and architecture, has won several national awards; been included in the curriculum of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; and has been published in a number of books and anthologies as well as magazines such as Esquire, ARTnews, and Architectural Digest.

Stories

Miss Van Buren Comes To Texas

An evocative American portrait is one of 75 masterpieces from the Phillips Collection now on display in Dallas. A photographic exhibit in Austin on family life covered just about everything but the family.

So You Don’t Like The Way You Look?

To a plastic surgeon, your face is just the beginning.

Blue-collar Sculptor

Dallasite Mac Whitney is his own one-man construction crew - producing towering steel-plate sculptures.

Blue-collar Sculptor

Dallasite Mac Whitney is his own one-man construction crew - producing towering steel-plate sculptures.

Lascivious Houston

A look inside the world of topless clubs, where love and even passion are impossible to find.

Lascivious Houston

A look inside the world of topless clubs, where love and even passion are impossible to find.

Unentitled

Artists and art organizations are getting cut off from the federal dole - and maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

Unentitled

Artists and art organizations are getting cut off from the federal dole - and maybe that’s not such a bad thing.

The Plane the Pentagon Couldn’t Stop

West of Forth Worth, General Dynamics builds the F-16, a good little fighter plane that could have been great if the Air Force brass had kept their hands off it.

The Plane the Pentagon Couldn’t Stop

West of Forth Worth, General Dynamics builds the F-16, a good little fighter plane that could have been great if the Air Force brass had kept their hands off it.

Little Big Museum

While other U.S. museums sought Rembrandts and
Cészannes, Fort Worth’s maverick Amon
Carter Museum collected an astound assortment of
paintings and photographs of the American West.

Little Big Museum

While other U.S. museums sought Rembrandts and
Cészannes, Fort Worth’s maverick Amon
Carter Museum collected an astound assortment of
paintings and photographs of the American West.

Schmaltz Across Texas

On a soap opera sound stage in Brooklyn the state of Texas
lives and loves.

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