May 1982


The Case Of The Campus Crusader

Apr 30, 1982 By Victoria Loe

Multiple-choice question: UT’s Tom Philpott is (a) thes best professor on campus, a selfless reformer, and the victim of an assassination attempt; (b) the worst professor on campus, a publicity hound, and a nut who staged his own shooting.


French Fries And Sympathy

Apr 30, 1982 By James Wolcott

Diner recalls the unbeatable glow when the gang was all together. The two friends in My Dinner With Andre find that not seeing eye to eye doesn’t keep them from talking heart to heart.

Mixed Company

Apr 30, 1982 By Suzanne Shelton

The Dallas Ballet’s new director is moving the company from traditional works into daring—and sometimes absurd—modern choreography.

The Box

Apr 30, 1982 By Jim Atkinson

Used correctly, the polygraph can tell whether or not an accused criminal’s claim that he didn’t do it is true. Too bad the police can’t take that to court.

Gimmie Silver

Apr 30, 1982 By John Bloom

Beyond Greed is the tale of the Hunts’ journey from silver spoon to silver lust. In Sing Me Back Home Merle Haggard takes a quick look at his life (too quick). Billy Clayton has Gavels, Grit & Glory--or so says his biographer.


State Secrets

Apr 30, 1982 By Paul Burka

A new market for unstable oil; Colorado joins the hate-Texas club; Houston lawyers invade Dallas; a Republican litmus test.