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

Rags to Riches

When buyers and sellers converge on Dallas’s
Apparel Mart for a week-long orgy of fashionable
commerce, high style and discriminating taste confront the
cold reality of the bottom line.

Rags to Riches

When buyers and sellers converge on Dallas’s
Apparel Mart for a week-long orgy of fashionable
commerce, high style and discriminating taste confront the
cold reality of the bottom line.

See How She runs

Diane von Furstenberg is a one-woman event, from her DVF
glasses to her purple lizard pumps.

See How She runs

Diane von Furstenberg is a one-woman event, from her DVF
glasses to her purple lizard pumps.

Art From the Underground

Dissident Russian artists paint a grim picture of life behind the Iron Curtain.

Medicine Men

From pig pancreas pills to pyramid power ice trays, the cure-alls of these unorthodox healers are aimed at getting you back on the right wavelength.

Love’s Labors Found

Sculptor Jim Love makes art look easy—and fun.

Dust on the Golden Spur

When ranchers gathered in Lubbock to celebrate their way of life, they found they didn’t have much cause for celebration.

Love’s Labors Found

Sculptor Jim Love makes art look easy—and fun.

Man-child

Leon Box is a retarded artist whose work underscores the beauty and absurdity of a world he has seen very little of.

The $38,000 a Year, Wife and Two Kids, House and a Pool Blues

Is inflation deflating your standard of living? You are not alone.

The Conqueror Worm

All the beautiful kickers gathered in Houston for the premiere of Urban Cowboy. It began at a shopping center and ended in a honk-tonk, and John Travolta had to say he liked it.

Got My Jomo Workin’

Dallas’s David McManaway is an artist of many charms.

And Now, On Your Left...

Have you ever wondered what Houston and Dallas look like to tourists? A Gray Line Bus is the perfect way to find out.

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