October 1982

Features

Feature
On The Wing

Sep 30, 1982 By samuelajohnson

Roy Kendall, self-taught lepidopterist, would want you to add this to the list of reasons for living in Texas: nowhere else in the U.S. are there so many beautiful and unusual butterflies.

Feature
“It’s Time To Make a Deal”

Jan 20, 2013 By Joseph Nocera

The inside story of Boone Pickens' adventures in the Wall Street merger game, featuring action, suspense, drama, a few laughs, and a special guest appearance by President Ronald Reagan.

Columns

Books
The Knickknack Cadillac

Sep 30, 1982 By Dominique Browning

The footloose scout in Larry McMurtry's Cadillac Jack travels on and off the beaten track in omnivorous pursuit of women and objects d'art. In The Shadow Line, New-Yorker-turned-Texan Laura Furman captures the atmosphere of Inner Loop Houston.

Popular Music
The Blues Of The Gulf

Sep 30, 1982 By Pepi Plowman

Johnny Copeland had to abandon his Gulf Coast home and head for New York City before he could make hi mark with the blues.

Movies
Kangaroo Westerns

Sep 30, 1982 By James Wolcott

He has no manners, polish, or panache. He has stubble, a low brow, and a violent temper. Thanks to filmakers from down under, he's the new Austrailian male.

Miscellany

State Secrets
State Secrets

Sep 30, 1982 By Paul Burka

West Texas' Indian motels; dueling fundraisers; a not-so-sweet deal; adventures in the legal trade.

Reporter

Reporter
Texas Monthly Reporter

Sep 30, 1982 By Texas Monthly

The harsh truth about Mexican corruption; the twilight zone of Houston journalism; the instant $82 million oil bust; the tastemakers of art-to-eat.