May 1980 Issue

Features

Feature

The Beat

Two average, middle-class men risk injury and death patrolling the roughest streets in Dallas. Why do they do it? Because they love the job.

Columns

Classical Music

Chief of Staff

A Dallas composer is reviving medieval music in a modern context, while two new classical groups attempt a chamber music renaissance.

Church

Foreign Service

In France you can commune with the angels at Chartres or mingle with the home folks at the American Church in Paris.

Theater

Striking the Set

The Alley mourns the passing of Nina Vance; outlanders rustle a Texas-trained playwright; in Houston, Stages spends a Night on Bare Mountain and Hank Williams appears at the Tower.

Film

Southern Discomfort

John Huston makes the sinners and saviors of Flannery O’Connor’s fiction eerily real in Wise Blood; Little Miss Marker falls short; Nijinsky falls flat.

Miscellany

State Secrets

State Secrets

Plaguing the Panhandle; rebuking the Washington Post; slaughtering the Beeferendum; lusting after the Speakership.

Reporter

A Dog’s Life

Fighting over a black neighborhood in Austin; corralling the irascible Bull of the Brazos; fussing and feuding with the DAR; monkeying around with the San Antonio Zoo.

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