February 1980 Issue

On the Cover

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.




Ramblin’ Rose

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


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

The Foreign Legion

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


State Secrets

State Secrets

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



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.

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