August 1982 Issue



State Secrets

State Secrets

Heads-up journalism; expensive mileage; the balkanization of the Sunbelt; wars in the oil patch.



Texas Monthly Reporter

Austin’s Bourbon Street; San Antonio’s food fight; the governor’s mystery museum; Green Lizards in Concan; truffles in paradise.



Kirk And Spock And Scotty And Bones

Everybody’s favorite starshippers battle a bad guy and the bulge in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Author! Author! is nothing to write home about. The Thing is barely human. And there’s The World According to Garp, Firefox, and Blade Runner.

Classical Music

Ol’ Man Musical

Houston Grand Opera dedicated a lot of its budget and all of its heart to producing not an opera but an American musical—Show Boat.


The Comeback Of The Column

They haven’t designed any Parthenons or Colosseums yet, but architects like Robert Venturi and Michael Graves are bringing a touch of ancient Greece and Rome to Texas.

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