Nicholas Lemann

Articles by Nicholas Lemann

Big Oil Paranoia

Mar 1, 1984 By Joseph Nocera and Nicholas Lemann

Robert Sherrill’s Oil Follies of 1979-1980 leaves no detail unremarked in its effort to pin the blame on Big Oil; in Ronnie Dugger’s On Reagan the author is as unbending an ideologue as his subject is.

The Architects

Apr 1, 1982 By Nicholas Lemann

Welcome to Houston, the cutting edge of architecture. The local boys are turning a gentlemen’s profession into a business, the stylish out-of-towners are creating a new aesthetic, and neither group is filled with admiration for the other.

Texas, 1945 Or The Sad Cowboy

Dec 1, 1981 By Nicholas Lemann

In a faraway archive we found the best photographs of Texas ever taken, never befor published in a large group. Together, they show every part of the state as it entered the modern age. And each one has a story behind it.

Gone To Texas

Aug 31, 1981 By Nicholas Lemann

Thousands of people from the North, broke and out of work, are streaming into the state. This is the true story of two of them who abandoned Detroit for Houston, learned about cockroaches, tacos, and freeways, and finally discovered happiness in broken air conditioners.

The Right Wings

Sep 30, 1979 By Stephen Harrigan and Nicholas Lemann

In his new book Tom Wolfe poses this question: were the Mercury astronauts men or monkeys? Thomas Thompson changes his journalistic setting from Houston to the far East to produce a book about an astonishing criminal.

Super Medicine

Apr 1, 1979 By Nicholas Lemann

At the Texas Medical Center the best hospitals, doctors, researchers, and medical technology anywhere in the world have combined to transform doctors from healers into superstars.