February 1980 Issue



The Joy of Kissing

The art of romantic osculation barely survived the jaded seventies. Now it’s time to rediscover the private delights and civic benefits of real kissing.


The Crack-Up

You learn one clear and not so very grim lesson by looking death in the face.


Down in the Depths

The intricate underwater passages and pristine water of Jacob’s Well fascinate drivers. Too often, the fascination proves fatal.


True Love

Actual photos! In living color! Incontrovertible evidence that kissing is fun!


State Secrets

State Secrets

Marlin sidetracks the Missouri-Pacific; school boards wrangle over the handicapped; two Texas Sports magazines slug it out.


Classical Music

The Foreign Legion

Dallas Civic Opera is a grand old lady who knows her European opera. But sometimes she gets a little senile.


Ramblin’ Rose

Eminent art critic Barbara Rose has assembled an exhibit of paintings of the eighties. Oh, yeah? Where did she get them?


Danger: Low Voltage

The Electric Horseman got its wires crossed. Kramer vs. Kramer is an above-average film taken from a below-average novel.



Texas Monthly Reporter

Old what’s-his-name is the most powerful man in Texas; Simone Beck takes her culinary magic show on the road; duck hunters and conservationists battle over a marsh.

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