June 1986


Hate Thy Neighbor

May 31, 1986 By Emily Yoffe

A look at Houston’s Meyerland, Dallas’ Munger Place, El Paso’s Sunset Heights, and Austin’s Hyde Park shows that few fights get the blood boiling like a good fight with a neighbor.


May 31, 1986 By jimbones

In the early journals of pioneers who described the prairie surrounding their new homesteads, the ocean was the most common metaphor—swells of grass set rippling by the wind.


On the Menu: The Landmark Restaurant

May 31, 1986 By Helen Thompson

The Warwick Melrose Hotel, Dallas is proud to showcase a culinary team led by Chef Jeff Moschetti. This creative team has been honored with the AAA Four Diamond award the prestigious DiRoNA award and the Wine Spectator award. In a city that boasts the highest number of restaurants per capita,…


State Secrets

May 31, 1986 By Paul Burka

Questioning the teachers’ sense—of humor; desperate times breed desperate ideas; a big step toward interstate banking.


Nine Days of Solitude

May 31, 1986 By Jan Reid

The Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor is more than just journalistic ghostwriting; I the Supreme is robbed of its punch; Bird of Life, Bird of Death peeks behind Central America’s dictators and dominoes.

Slow-motion Dilemma

May 31, 1986 By James Wolcott

Violets Are Blue is swimming in heavy conflict; Wise Guys is mostly slob humor, Absolute Beginners is an absolute mess; At Close Range is a violent ambush.

Treasure from the Vault

May 31, 1986 By Doug Ramsey

New releases of Duke Ellington’s work give us exquisite music from small bands, a dance band having fun, and stereo recording twenty years before its time.