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Film|
April 1, 1981

Magnificent Deception

In Eyewitness things are never what the seem; Roman Polanskifailed to take a novel approach to Tess; a heroine of Cattle Annie and Little Britches keeps the movie from fading into the sunset; the producers of The Dogs of War should have let sleeping dogs lie; American Pop is kitsch

Dining Out|
April 1, 1981

Miracle on Main Street

Le Select gives Houston fine French cooking in simple surrounds and at unbeatable prices; Hedary’s, a Lebanese outpost in Fort Worth, offers adventurous Cowtowners some exotic alternatives to beef.

Art|
April 1, 1981

Little Big Museum

While other U.S. museums sought Rembrandts and Cészannes, Fort Worth’s maverick Amon Carter Museum collected an astound assortment of paintings and photographs of the American West.

Travel & Outdoors|
March 1, 1981

Going Under

For a man and his daughter out for a pleasant day’s fishing, the first sign of danger was a man’s hat floating silently down the stream.

State Secrets|
March 1, 1981

State Secrets

Sex in the classifieds; looking out for farmer’s welfare; everybody wants to be land commissioner; what ever happened to the tax revolt?

Roar of the Crowd|
March 1, 1981

Roar of the Crowd

Aggies are more than the corps, fashion is more than couture, teaching is mostly a chore.

Reporter|
March 1, 1981

Texas Monthly Reporter

Uncle Same wants Texas prison reform; Ma Bell wants your news dollar; Governor Bill wants Mexican workers; killer mosquitoes want you.

Jazz|
March 1, 1981

Ambassadors of Jazz

The late Lester Young is a past president of jazz, and his music still holds sway. Albums by other musicians get votes of confidence, too.

Dining Out|
March 1, 1981

China Towns

In San Antonio, everything that glitters is in the Golden Palace, where the food is as gaudy as the décor. Austin’s OMei China gives you a zap on the mouth.

Crime|
March 1, 1981

Sins of the Fathers

Violence within the family tends not to be taken too seriously by the courts. But eventually that violence will burst loose to threaten us all.

Books|
March 1, 1981

Paper Cowboys

Southwest Fiction might make you think that the region is mostly metropolis and no mesquite. The Guadalupe Mountains of Texas hits a lot of high spots.

State Secrets|
February 1, 1981

State Secrets

Roughhouse on the Red River; the inside skinny on who’s In and Out; the Census Bureau giveth and the Census Bureau taketh away; circulatory ailments for Dallas newspapers; the last warpath.

Reporter|
February 1, 1981

Texas Monthly Reporter

Cultural triumph in San Antonio; mayoral high jinks in Matamoros; electoral tableau in Austin; political protest in Dallas.

Dining Out|
February 1, 1981

French Toasts

Two new restaurants in Dallas and Houston will save you a trip to Paris.

Classical Music|
February 1, 1981

Going for Baroque

Dallas Civic Opera lured audiences back to the eighteenth century with its American premiere of Vivaldi’s Orlando Furioso.

Books|
February 1, 1981

Blood Luster

Aztec is gripping buts so gory you may have to read it with you eyes closed; Darlin’ Billadds patina to the Wild Bill Hickok legend; as a major American writer, Thomas McGuane has An Outside Chance; Louise Gluck again proves her power as a poet.

Style & Design|
January 1, 1981

Rags to Riches

When buyers and sellers converge on Dallas’s Apparel Mart for a week-long orgy of fashionable commerce, high style and discriminating taste confront the cold reality of the bottom line.

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