December 1984


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.


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.


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.

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?

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.

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.


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.