April 1982

Features

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.

Life With The Sutherlands, Frontier Family

Apr 1, 1982 By David Seeley

Outside the back door stretches the lonely prairie; there is deep silence broken sometimes by gunshots and things that go bump in the night. But here on the edge of Dallas’ suburbs, you can always retreat to the whirlpool in the bathroom.

Columns

Border Machismo

Apr 1, 1982 By James Wolcott

Jack Nicholson is looking for his angel of redemption in The Border. In Personal Best, Victor/Victoria, and Making Love, everyone is looking for anyone but a member of the opposite sex.

Jazz Mastered

Apr 1, 1982 By Doug Ramsey

The greatness of Paul Desmond, the staying power of Art Blakey, the de-fusion of Stan Gertz--all these are on record, and more.

Miscellany

State Secrets

Apr 1, 1982 By Paul Burka

The New Federalism gets the old raspberry; will Jim Baker run the country or the bank?; a political test for Texas labor; a law Houston’s new police chief would love to break.

State Secrets

Apr 1, 1982 By Paul Burka

The New Federalism gets the old raspberry; will Jim Baker run the country or the bank?; a political test for Texas labor; a law Houston’s new police chief would love to break.

Reporter

Texas Monthly Reporter

Apr 1, 1982 By Peter Applebome

The countdown begins in the Dallas newspaper fight; Victor Garza is going your way--if you’re going to Laredo; one of Houston’s legal monoliths cracks; Clements has a lukewarm record, but the Democratic challengers aren’t so hot, either.