August 1984

Features

Feature
The Marfa Art War

Jul 31, 1984 By Michael Ennis

Sculptor Donald Judd had the vision. The Dia Art Foundation had the money. Now they’ve had it with each other.

Feature
Little D

Jul 31, 1984 By Peter Applebome

No one will ever hold a political convention in Dallas, Scotland. And that’s only one of the things that make it great.

Feature
The Way It’s Going to Be

Jul 31, 1984 By Nicholas Lemann

Turn off the TV. Go fishing. Here’s the inside story of what will happen at the convention, complete with Nancy Reagan’s tacky visit to a bowling alley.

Miscellany

State Secrets
State Secrets

Jul 31, 1984 By Paul Burka

Aggies and UT play beach brawl; Valero’s gas pains; education bureaucracy shake-up; the truth about those Hines rumors.

Columns

Classical Music
A Flop

Jul 31, 1984 By W. L. Taitte

At this year’s dismal San Antonio Festival, the English National Opera and the Texas productions were the only shows worth seeing.

Ballet
Dancing Up a Cliché

Jul 31, 1984 By W. L. Taitte

Jamboree, a new Joffrey ballet commissioned by the City of San Antonio, features prancing rhinestone cowboys and just plain silly choreography.

Movies
Getting Slimed

Jul 31, 1984 By James Wolcott

Ghostbusters is funny but flawed; Streets of Fire is not the place to spend a care-free afternoon; plus three films from abroad.

Reporter

Reporter
Texas Monthly Reporter

Jul 31, 1984 By Peter Elkind

Is Texas shrinking? Are the Kimbell’s spirits sinking? Are Midland and Odessa really linking? Where are Houston’s sports fans drinking?