December 1991 Issue

On the Cover

Can Hollywood Solve JFK’s Murder?

Director Oliver Stone may not be sure who did it or how, but he is sure he knows why.



A Round Per Second

Unfortunately, we couldn’t find any pumpkins; they would have shown vividly the violence these guns could do. But we didn’t let that slight disappointment stop us. At a remote rifle range, we blasted away. Or, to be precise, I blasted away, as my two friends, a law enforcement officer and


Orange-Jicama Salad

6 medium red onions, thinly sliced 2 cups water 2 tablespoons salt 3/4 cup olive oil 10 bay leaves 1 teaspoon dried marjoram 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano 1 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper 10 whole allspice berries 3/4 cup vinegar 2 navel oranges, peeled and sliced 1/2 cup peeled jicama

Green Pumpkin-Seed Salsa

1/4 cup green pumpkin seeds 2 medium tomatoes, peeled and seeded 1 serrano chile, peeled and seeded 1 medium white onion, peeled 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, stems removed 2 teaspoons chopped chives 2 teaspoons chopped coriander 1 cup clam juice 1 tablespoon lime juiceToast pumpkin seeds on cookie sheet for

Masa-Battered Shrimp

2 quarts oil 12 to 16 Gulf shrimp, peeled, with tails 1 1/2 cups Masa Harina 3/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2 eggs 8 ounces Shiner Bock beer Salt, white pepper, and cumin to taste Green pumpkin-seed salsa (recipe below) Orange-jicama salad (recipe below)Heat oil to 350 degrees


Uncandid Camera

What a puff piece! 60 Minutes, which has eviscerated many a victim over the years, gave Ann Richards the royal treatment in its October 27 profile. When interviewer Morley Safer wasn’t rewriting history (blaming Clayton Williams’ rape gaffe for the unraveling of his campaign, when in fact Claytie maintained a

Food for Thought

I had high expectations when I subscribed to Texas Monthly to use in a reception area of our company. I was very disappointed when I saw the “What a Dish!” cover [TM, October 1991]. If I had wanted to put a half-naked, sleazy female in my reception area, I would


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