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.

Oil Chic

Apr 30, 1982 By Texas Monthly

Sounds like a joke, right? Cowboy chic was funny too, until it caught on.


Classical Music
They’re Playing Our Song—Again

Apr 30, 1982 By W. L. Taitte

The Pachelbel Canon has gone Hollywood and become the best-selling classical piece in the country. Works by Bach, Mozart, and Wagner are managing to hold their own, too.

The Shrine Of The Black Madonna

Apr 30, 1982 By Lucius Lomax

Albert Cleage, the self-styled holy patriarch of an ambitious sect, has already won over blacks in Detroit and Atlanta. Now he’s set his sights on Houston.

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
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.


Texas Monthly Reporter

Apr 30, 1982 By Peter Applebome

A Texas farmer’s bitter harvest; a trucker’s paradise; Louisiana’s tastiest emigrant; NASA’s lunar fringe; the media’s favorite oilman.