April 1979


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.


Apr 1, 1979 By mikegreenberg

Whether you drink champagne or beer, wear diamonds or rhinestones, one thing about Fiesta San Antonio is the same for everyone: it’s fun.


Dining Out
If You Knew Sushi

Apr 1, 1979 By W. L. Taitte

Good-bye, tacos. Hello, sukiyaki. A few restaurants are showing Texans the art of Japanese cooking.

Classical Music
Pitched on Bach

Apr 1, 1979 By W. L. Taitte

J. S. Bach thrives in San Antonio and Fort Worth. Austin’s Dickran Atamian proves he’s a better pianist than entrepreneur.

Artichoke Season

Apr 1, 1979 By W. L. Taitte

The Alley turns Artichoke into candy. Whorehouse comes to Texas, where it belongs. The audience talks back to Women and Men.

Popular Music
Taking It to the Limits

Apr 1, 1979 By Joe Nick Patoski

Austin City Limits makes pop music on television worth watching-and listening to. Also, musings on the superiority of Metroplex radio.

Lonesome Cowboys

Apr 1, 1979 By George Morris

When You Comin’ Back, Red Ryder? was already a bad play before it became a terrible movie.


State Secrets
State Secrets

Apr 1, 1979 By Paul Burka

The F-16 bombs out; John White drops one on the Democrats.


Apr 1, 1979 By Texas Monthly

There’s no character like a Chinese character.


Texas Monthly Reporter

Apr 1, 1979 By John Bloom

Striking the right chord with the Fort Worth Symphony and the wrong one with Mexico; grounding Wayland Baptist’s Flying Queens.