February 1980


The Joy of Kissing

Feb 1, 1980 By John Bloom

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

Feb 1, 1980 By Dick Reavis

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

Down in the Depths

Feb 1, 1980 By Stephen Harrigan

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

True Love

Feb 1, 1980 By Janice Rubin

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


State Secrets
State Secrets

Feb 1, 1980 By Paul Burka

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


Classical Music
The Foreign Legion

Feb 1, 1980 By W. L. Taitte

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

Flipping Out

Feb 1, 1980 By Michael Ennis

When big-time gymnastics came to Fort Worth, half the contestants were steely-eyed little girls with the bodies of children and the wills of fanatics.

Ramblin’ Rose

Feb 1, 1980 By Michael Ennis

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

Chamber Music

Feb 1, 1980 By Judy Benson

Potty training doesn’t have to be the great bugaboo of raising children.

Danger: Low Voltage

Feb 1, 1980 By George Morris

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


Texas Monthly Reporter

Feb 1, 1980 By Texas Monthly

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.