A year of arousing art, bumbling bush, coerced canines, deranged Dallas, eureka! Eureste, freeway fantasy, groping Germans, hurtling helicopters, idiotic Irving, and jocose jelly beans.
So. Ralph Sampson listens to Grover Washington and Akeem Olajuwon craves Chinese food. Now you know.
Jay Hamon spent much of his life caught between the Dallas society world of his parents and the world of the black woman with whom he fell in love. He dies without ever resolving his dilemma.
In 1541 Coronado and his troops stumbled upon a huge canyon in the midst of grassy plains and gazed upon it with awe. Journeying down into Palo Duro Canyon on mules 443 years later, I began to understand why.
Working alone at his home in East Texas, Fox Harris is divinely inspired to create towering, fanciful sculptures out of junk.
An interpretation of a classic genre.
After encountering this small brown barb, the wise Texas child learns to pick and choose his fights with the landscape.
Arquitectonica is trying to sell Texans on gimmicky forms, bright colors, and high-tech materials in the name of avant-garde.
A book on Mexico by New York Times correspondent Alan Riding is a little more than a rehash of recent history.
A suburb sees the future and grits its teeth.
Twenty picks for the best classical recording of 1984.
A purist’s guide to the night spots of Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, and Austin.
2010: a space travesty; Dune gets mired in pomp and slime; A Soldier’s Story is a murder mystery with soul; even Streep and De Niro can’t save Falling in Love; The Brother from Another Planet is woozily morose.
Law and order in Colorado City; winning and losing with the Dallas Diamonds; bargains and hassles on People Express; broiling and sweating in pursuit of mesquite chic.
The men who wear the star, the folks who mail your clothes, the people who save sick children.
To oilmen, intangible means untouchable; to UT, untouchable means Fred Akers; a legal courtship sinks; a billboard solution may float.
This year we’ve got to get organized.