May 1986 Issue

On the Cover

The Oil Revolution

So long, OPEC. So long, $27 oil. The Merc is king now.

Features


Miscellany


Downtown

Downtown

The Dallas movie board is antiquated and eccentric, like a wacky uncle.

State Secrets

State Secrets

A boondoggle for coal means more trouble for natural gas; the Houston Chronicle doesn’t rate with HL&P; defense lawyers judge a judge.

Web


Columns


Southern Discomfort

Bobby Jack Nelson—roughneck, cowhand, prospector, and Australian talk show host—is also a fine novelist; Larry L. King writes about writing.

Movies

Pokey Romance

A Room With a View takes in edifying sights; Gung Ho settles for schmaltz; Just Between Friends makes glib chat.

Reporter


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