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

Three’s Company

Not even a freak April snow could keep the glittering multitude from the Y.O. Ranch’s one-hundredth birthday party.

What Do These Rugged Texas He-Men Have in Common?

They are the latest arrivals on the sexual frontier: the New Gay Macho Men.

Three’s Company

Not even a freak April snow could keep the glittering multitude from the Y.O. Ranch’s one-hundredth birthday party.

Animal Magnetism

Horses of different colors leapt from the bright, bold palette of German abstractionist Franz Marc.

Animal Magnetism

Horses of different colors leapt from the bright, bold palette of German abstractionist Franz Marc.

The Women Who Came to Dinner

Bringing the world’s most controversial feminist sculpture to Texas turned out to be no picnic - but a rare feast for connoisseurs of the outrageous.

The Women Who Came to Dinner

Bringing the world’s most controversial feminist sculpture to Texas turned out to be no picnic - but a rare feast for connoisseurs of the outrageous.

Would You Pay $2.5 Million for That Painting?

The Iceberg is the most expensive American painting in history, but it is also the center of an art-world mystery with a trail leading from an English boys’ school to a Dallas millionaire.

I Want to be a Star

You do? There are some people right off Dallas’s Central Expressway waiting to help.

I Want to be a Star

You do? There are some people right off Dallas’s Central Expressway waiting to help.

Russian Orthodox

The USSR today wouldn’t tolerate the radical art that was nurtured during the Russian Revolution.

Russian Orthodox

The USSR today wouldn’t tolerate the radical art that was nurtured during the Russian Revolution.

Alias Miss Moonlight

For Maxine, Texas’ leading gossip, life is all work and no playcation.

Ramblin’ Rose

Eminent art critic Barbara Rose has assembled an exhibit of paintings of the eighties. Oh, yeah? Where did she get them?

Flipping Out

When big-time gymnastics came to Fort Worth, half the contestants were steely-eyed little girls with the bodies of children and the wills of fanatics.

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