October 1979

Features

Feature
Ghosts

Sep 30, 1979 By Texas Monthly

World War II may be over, but the Confederate Air Force will rise again.

Feature
Cutups

Sep 30, 1979 By W. L. Taitte

Can’t hull a strawberry? Can’t boil an egg? Can’t wash leafy vegetables? Relax. Help is on the way.

Columns

Classical Music
It’s a Lulu!

Sep 30, 1979 By W. L. Taitte

Even incomplete, Lulu was a great opera. Now it’s finished, and Santa Fe Opera got the stage the coveted U.S. premiere.

Theater
The Spoils of War

Sep 30, 1979 By Texas Monthly

ëTis the season for plays about the Viet Nam War. Louisiana’s Huey P. Long is captured (almost) by Texans.

Church
A Joyful Noise

Sep 30, 1979 By William Martin

At St. Patrick’s in San Antonio they sing and dance—during mass. At Lakewood Assembly of God in Dallas they sing and sing and sing . . .

Books
The Right Wings

Sep 30, 1979 By Stephen Harrigan and Nicholas Lemann

In his new book Tom Wolfe poses this question: were the Mercury astronauts men or monkeys? Thomas Thompson changes his journalistic setting from Houston to the far East to produce a book about an astonishing criminal.

Miscellany

State Secrets
State Secrets

Sep 30, 1979 By Paul Burka

How will Christo wrap up his trip to Texas?; pooh-poohing Three mile Island; the greatest train robbery of all; shake-up at Houston’s city hall.

Reporter

Reporter
Texas Monthly Reporter

Sep 30, 1979 By John Bloom

South Padre defiled—and you were there; the joy of six hundred maniacal flute players; Dallas’ love-hate affair with Fair Park.