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Film|
November 1, 1979

Over There

Filmmakers flub: Schlesinger’s Yanks, Fellini’s Orchestra Rehearsal, and Jewison’s—And Justice for All.

Country Notes|
November 1, 1979

Kindred Spirits

Don’t both with séances or clairvoyants. There is a much better way to contact the shades of the past.

Classical Music|
November 1, 1979

Semiconductors

The leaders of Houston and Dallas symphony orchestras start off the season with two perplexing concert series.

Architecture|
November 1, 1979

The Little Red Warehouse

Institutional green walls and stuffy classrooms are not a part of Houston architect Eugene Aubry’s Awty School design.

Theater|
September 30, 1979

The Spoils of War

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

State Secrets|
September 30, 1979

State Secrets

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|
September 30, 1979

Texas Monthly Reporter

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

Food & Drink|
September 30, 1979

Cutups

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

Feature|
September 30, 1979

Ghosts

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

Classical Music|
September 30, 1979

It’s a Lulu!

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

Church|
September 30, 1979

A Joyful Noise

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|
September 30, 1979

The Right Wings

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.

Sports|
September 1, 1979

Football Heroes

The best part of Texas high school football is that it’s the biggest thing in town—and still only a game.

Business|
September 1, 1979

Easy Money

Faster than a speeding Master Charge, funkier than a garage sale, able to leap bad credit ratings at a single bound. Look, up at the sign! It’s a bank! It’s a store! It’s—Super Pawn!

Border & Immigration|
September 1, 1979

The Promised Land

Work is tarring rooftops in the scorching Texas heat, home is a falling-down shanty visited by rats and roaches, supper is boiled potatoes and tortillas. It's the good life for two illegal Mexican immigrants trying to make it in America.

State Secrets|
August 31, 1979

State Secrets

Not-so-little leaguer finds fountain of youth; schools have to test and tell whether Johnny can’t read; Houston’s new shingle ordinance tries to lock the barn door.

Reporter|
August 31, 1979

Texas Monthly Reporter

B-a-a-d government meddling irks Texas goat and sheep raisers; something’s rotten in Rotterdam, and it’s driving up oil prices; and the world’s best gymnasts are coming to Cowtown.

Film|
August 31, 1979

The Truth Hurts

North Dallas Forty scores but misses the extra point, Dracula bites off more than it can chew, and Peppermint Soda recalls with accuracy the bittersweet days of adolescence.

Church|
August 31, 1979

Hearts and Minds

Welcome to Dallas’ first Baptist, the largest Baptist church in the world, with a pastor and a service to match; a more modest path to religious enlightenment leads you to Houston’s Emerson Unitarian.

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