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Film|
March 1, 1980

Brains, Beauty, and Braun

The Marriage of Maria Braun marks a second honeymoon for the New German Cinema; it’s hard to see your way through The Fog; this American Gigolo is overpriced and underwhelming.

Business|
March 1, 1980

Hustlers and Fortune Hunters Beware!

When the cable TV salesman comes calling, you should fully expect your city council to sell you down the river. Not that they mean to do it. It’s simply that history shows most city councils don’t know the first thing about cable. People who can barely figure out the briefs

Cityview|
March 1, 1980

The Egg War

Getting a memorial for Austin’s Viet Nam War dead began as a noble venture but ended in a trivial skirmish.

Church|
March 1, 1980

Amens and Imams

Pentecostal revivalists bask in the Spirit of the Holy Ghost; Muslims find solace in the will of Allah.

Being Texan|
February 1, 1980

The Joy of Kissing

The art of romantic osculation barely survived the jaded seventies. Now it’s time to rediscover the private delights and civic benefits of real kissing.

Travel & Outdoors|
February 1, 1980

Flipping Out

When big-time gymnastics came to Fort Worth, half the contestants were steely-eyed little girls with the bodies of children and the wills of fanatics.

State Secrets|
February 1, 1980

State Secrets

Marlin sidetracks the Missouri-Pacific; school boards wrangle over the handicapped; two Texas Sports magazines slug it out.

Reporter|
February 1, 1980

Texas Monthly Reporter

Old what’s-his-name is the most powerful man in Texas; Simone Beck takes her culinary magic show on the road; duck hunters and conservationists battle over a marsh.

Lifestyle|
February 1, 1980

Chamber Music

Potty training doesn’t have to be the great bugaboo of raising children.

Film|
February 1, 1980

Danger: Low Voltage

The Electric Horseman got its wires crossed. Kramer vs. Kramer is an above-average film taken from a below-average novel.

Classical Music|
February 1, 1980

The Foreign Legion

Dallas Civic Opera is a grand old lady who knows her European opera. But sometimes she gets a little senile.

Art|
February 1, 1980

Ramblin’ Rose

Eminent art critic Barbara Rose has assembled an exhibit of paintings of the eighties. Oh, yeah? Where did she get them?

Being Texan|
January 1, 1980

Elegant Fossils

Once Texas was a land of fabulous, ornate county courthouses. It still is, but today they’re flamboyant relics in our streamlined urban landscapes.

Theater|
January 1, 1980

Life After SMU

When Stage #1 opened as a halfway house for theater graduates from SMU, the participants weren’t pitied but applauded.

State Secrets|
January 1, 1980

State Secrets

A helicopter plague descends on Dallas; is the Texas environmentalist an endangered species?; cattlemen won’t be cowed.

Reporter|
January 1, 1980

Texas Monthly Reporter

George Bush wants to shake your hand; Rita Clements wants to paint your Governor’s Mansion; Dallas wants to bring you art, lots of art.

Film|
January 1, 1980

Catch a Riding Star

A boy and his horse reach great heights in The Black Stallion. The Rose, with Bette Midler, is no American beauty.

Health|
January 1, 1980

The Baby Factory

At Houston’s Jefferson Davis Hospital, the wonders of modern medicine collide with the raw realities of birth, poverty, neglect and hope.

Environment|
January 1, 1980

Terminal Case

Galveston has withstood tidal waves, hurricanes, gamblers, and tourists. Can it survive a superport?

Classical Music|
January 1, 1980

The Trill of It All

Houston and Dallas opera companies could fudge on shoe sizes when it came to casting Cinderellas, but the voices had to fit just so.

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