December 1984

Features

Feature
Too Cool to Get Married

Dec 1, 1984 By David Seeley

If marriage means commitment and trust, that’s fine. If it means never dancing in front of a Billy Idol video again, that’s no so fine.

Miscellany

State Secrets
State Secrets

Dec 1, 1984 By Paul Burka

A new law takes the driving out of DWI; a new battle brews on the Texas Supreme Court; Exxon gets rid of an old burden; so does Clinton Manges.

Columns

Sports
Has Success Spoiled Snook?

Dec 1, 1984 By larryherold

After winning seven straight state basketball championships, the Snook Bluejays are learning that success has a flip side.

Crime
Peddling Paranoia

Dec 1, 1984 By Jim Atkinson

Selling crime self-help devices has become a booming business. But do any of these gadgets really make us safer?

Books
Beyond Kitsch

Dec 1, 1984 By James Whitaker

Frederick Barthelme’s first novel, Second Marriage, is a wondrous tale of love and absurdity set in the Gulf Coast suburbs.

Movies
Double Trouble

Dec 1, 1984 By James Wolcott

Body Double settles for facile thrills; Comfort and Joy offers moments of magical bliss; The Little Drummer Girl is off-pitch.

Reporter

Reporter
Texas Monthly Reporter

Dec 1, 1984 By Harry Hurt III

Kung’s underground hideaway; Dallas’ Cadillac wars; the Panhandle’s art terrorists; Houston’s poet-laureate; Austin’s airport quandary.