May 1983


The Bad Brother

Apr 30, 1983 By Gary Cartwright

What happened to the old black power radicals in Dallas? Jail, hard times, middle age - and, for Matt Johnson, the losing end of a gun.

The Bar Bar

Apr 30, 1983 By Jim Atkinson

It’s a noble institution, especially if you can master all its subtle skills: not being there, the second call, holding forth, and another thing...


A Monument to Making It

Apr 30, 1983 By Michael Ennis

It’s a Xanadu of condos, restaurants, gardens, and gyms, a high-tech haven that can outritz nearby Dallas. It’s Las Colinas, a home for corporations that appreciate the finer things in life.

Double Jeopardy

Apr 30, 1983 By James Wolcott

What’s Exposed is the worlds of fashion and terrorism and the curves of Nastassia Kinski. Blue Thunder is nothing but noise; Tender Mercies, on the other hand, is practically a silent.


State Secrets

Apr 30, 1983 By Paul Burka

TV’s path to riches for Robert Caro’s The Path to Power; a big Texas howdy to PCBs; Reagan and Castro’s map wars; another prison reform idea turns sour.


Texas Monthly Reporter

Apr 30, 1983 By Peter Applebome

Taking stock of the Dallas mayoral election; defrocking the Legislature’s worst bills; buying stocks in the Trans-Pecos; unlocking the mysteries of the Arklatex; rocking the boat in Odessa.