October 2003

Features

The War at Home

Sep 30, 2003 By davidmaraniss

For so many American families with loved ones overseas, Vietnam complicated everything. The Allens, of El Paso, found that out the hardest way possible.

God and Man at Baylor

Sep 30, 2003 By Michael Hall

Can one man change the world's largest Baptist university? He can if he's controversial preacher-president Robert Sloan, Jr. And, just maybe, one man can destroy it too.

King’s Ransom

Sep 30, 2003 By John Spong

At UT's Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, extraordinary cultural treasures are available for your inspection—if you know the magic word.

Greatness Visible

Sep 30, 2003 By Paul Burka

The dream of a first-rate university rising out of the prairie north of the Colorado River is almost as old as Texas itself. Which prompts the question, When will UT finally live up to its potential?

The Spirit of ’76

Jan 21, 2013 By John Spong

How Matthew McConaughey got discovered, why Renée Zellweger’s part is so small, why some of the actresses can’t eat ketchup to this day, and everything else you didn’t know about the making of the classic high school flick Dazed and Confused.

Columns

Holy Trinity

Sep 30, 2003 By Gary Cartwright

When I was growing up in Arlington, the upper Trinity River was a dirty joke—and it still is. But the lower Trinity? You've got to see it to believe it.

Cottage Industry

Sep 30, 2003 By Anne Dingus

For decades, family-run motels looked after weary travelers all across Texas. And who looked after the families who ran them? The Temple-based Tourist Court Journal.

Stirring the Pot

Sep 30, 2003 By Patricia Sharpe

What Julia Child is to French cooking, Diana Kennedy is to Mexican: a pioneer in her field with creativity to spare and strong opinions about everything.

Around the State

STRAIGHT TALK

Sep 30, 2003 By Katy Vine

BRIGHT WEITZ With his brother, Chris, 38-year-old Paul Weitz has co-directed or co-written such Hollywood blockbusters as American Pie, Antz, and About a Boy. The two will be panelists at the Austin Film Festival, which runs October 9-12. You have an extensive filmography for your age. Are you a workaholic…

A GREAT WEEKEND IN BIG BEND

Sep 30, 2003 By Stacy Hollister

ARE WE THERE YET? If ever there was a time to go to Big Bend, the weekend of October 10-12 is it. Period. (Let us clarify: For the purposes of our conversation, “Big Bend” means the Marfa-Alpine-Marathon corridor.) On Friday, head to Marfa, and before you retire for the night,…

EXTRAORDINARY WOMEN

Sep 30, 2003 By Patricia McConnico

DEAR ABBY: I’m a working mother trying to balance my family life with my career. Like so many millions of other women, I’ve discovered that encouragement is a huge motivator, whether it comes from someone I know or someone I don’t. I’m writing to you because this month there are…

ART

Sep 30, 2003 By Katy Vine

THINK SMALL Edward Hopper is known for his lonely scenes of the American cityscape, not his Impressionistic images of France. So when “Edward Hopper: The Paris Years” opens on October 16, the location may strike you as fittingly incongruous: the Tyler Museum of Art (it isn’t every day that a…

Web

Holding Court

Sep 30, 2003 By Anne Dingus

Senior editor Anne Dingus discusses auto camps, motels, and newfangled amenities like swimming pools, ice machines, and television.

Talk To Me

Sep 30, 2003 By John Spong

Associate editor John Spong talks about Hollywood types, drinking beer, and a typical high school scene.

BOOKSHELF

Sep 30, 2003 By Jane Dure

STYLE AND SUSTENANCE Back when I was a newly minted teenager, my mother took me on a shopping expedition to the Neiman Marcus store in downtown Dallas, complete with a lunch break at the Zodiac Room. The details of the trip are fuzzy, but the lasting effects have been an…

BEST FESTS

Sep 30, 2003 By Patricia McConnico

FOREIGN AFFAIRS Forgo October’s usual rowdy beer-drinking and bratwurst-eating festivities and instead treat yourself to souvlaki and spanakopita at Houston’s thirty-seventh annual Original Greek Festival. To be held October 2-5 at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral, the event features—what else?—all things Greek: music, dancing, crafts, jewelry, and of course, food…

Austin or Bust

Sep 30, 2003 By Christan Thomas

I was looking for a change when I decided to move to Austin and attend the University of Texas. Until I got there, I had no idea how big the change would be.

Tlacoyos

Sep 30, 2003 By Texas Monthly

Tlacoyo is the common name, a variation of the Nahuatl words tlatlaoyo and claclaoyo, given to an antojito typical of central Mexico: corn masa formed into a flattish elongated oval and stuffed often with ricotta, requeson, or a paste of fava beans. They vary enormously in size from very large—about…

Happy Trails

Sep 30, 2003 By Katharyn Rodemann

The tiny community of Egypt, southwest of Houston, is a place of antiquity, which makes it the perfect town to visit if you are a history lover like me.

Steamed Mussels With Chorizo Sausage

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

Crostini Use any rustic style bread, such as ciabatta or sourdough. Slice bread and brush with extra virgin olive oil. Either grill or toast bread slices. Rub garlic cloves into hot bread. Mussels 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 16 to 18 Prince Edward Island mussels, cleaned with beards…

Luna Blue Cafe

Jan 20, 2013 By Patricia Sharpe

MOONSTRUCK “Luna” means “moon” in Italian and Spanish, but San Antonio newcomer Luna Blue Café will be on my must-visit list way more often than once in a blue moon. To begin with, the service at this bright, light ristorante is excellent—the waiters watched our table like hawks, and the…

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