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

Doing the Greenville Avenue Boogie

By reputation Dallas is a staid city. But there is one strip where Dallas is fevered, excessive, and lascivious, and where every night is party night.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Animal Magnetism

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

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

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

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