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D Magazine December 1986

AND NOT A SALESCLERK WAS STIRRING…

Armchair shopping with your TV
By D Magazine

BLEST BE THE TIE

Still a great gift for your Uncle Harry
By Skip Hollandsworth

BUSINESS Chicken-Fried Success

In October, Gene Street and Phil Cobb discovered that Black-eyed Peas are worth their weight in gold. And the rest is gravy.
By Sally Giddens

CALENDAR

By D Magazine

CHRISTMAS DINNER OUT

Who’ll cook your goose on the 25th?
By L.L.

CITYSCOPE

By KIT BAUMAN

Dallasite Of The Year J. Erik Jonson

By Ruth Miller Fitzgibbons

EDITOR’S PAGE

At year’s end, we honor a visionary from another era – and contemplate a future fraught with change.
By Ruth Miller Fitzgibbons

ESSAY Present Tense

Finding the right gift may mean giving yourself away.
By Jean Gonick

FOR THE FOODIE WHO HAS EVERYTHING

Tasteful gifts to make them eat their hearts out
By Liz Logan

FOUR CREAT PROFESSORS

By Glenna Whitley

From FBI to NFL

By Curlton Stowers

FROM THE COAST

By D Magazine

GIFT GUIDE

By Babs Suzanne Harrison

HEALTH Sins of the Fathers

Chidren of alcoholics inherit a legacy of anger, confusion, and denial.
By Rachel V.

HOLIDAY CHEER

The holidays are upon you. And once again you ’re wondering what to take to the company Christmas party. Or even worse, it’s Wednesday and you have no idea what to serve Saturday night when 75 of your closest friends descend on your doorstep. Take heart. We’ve collected a variety of entertaining recipes sure to sate the sweetest tooth and humble the heartiest of appetites. Enjoy.
By D Magazine

HOME VIDEO MANIA Guide to Hunting For Fun In The Electronic Jungle

It’s more fun to play at home than anyplace else. That’s what about half of America has col-lectively decided over the past few years. We spent $181 billion last year on leisure products. A good fourth of our hard-earned fun money went to buy VCR’s, big screen TV’s and stereo com-ponents – more than we spent on old standbys like fishing poles, racquet balls and sailing gear.
By Doris Seltz

LAW The Last of the Courthouse Characters

Everybody has a Herb Green story. Have you heard the one about…
By Mark Donald

LETTERS

By D Magazine

OUT ON A LIMB

By Lucie Nelka

PARTING SHOT

Bookies 58, Bettors 3: Confessions of a Perennial Underdog
By Chris Tucker

POP QUIZ

By Sally Giddens

RELIGION Deliverance or Delusion?

AIM, a controversial new ministry, counsels gays who want to change their sexual orientation.
By Katherine Dinsdale

SANTA’S HELPERS

Eleventh-hour elves to lighten your load
By L.N.

SUIT YOURSELF

FIVE GUYS. WHAT THEY WEAR. AND WHY.
By Liz Logan

TALES OF THE CITY Crash Course

Ever wonder why Jerks rule the highways? You can’t beat ’em, so
here’s how to join ’em.
By John Bloom

The Carat and the Schtick

You thought we had reached the limits of excess. Ha! You obviously haven’t met the latest generation of Dallas’s jewelers to the rich.

THE PAPER CHASE

Handmade materials to make you crafty
By Sophia Dembling

THE REAL SPIRIT OF GIVING

Putting the reins on Christmas excess
By D Magazine

The Year In Review

By Brad Bailey

TIMBER!

Branching out in search of the perfect Christmas tree
By L.N.

’TWAS THE WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS

New bedtime stories for a holiday countdown
By L.N.

UNSUNG SAINTS

’TIS THE SEASON TO CELEBRATE GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN. HERE ARE SEVEN WHO DO UNTO OTHERS ALL YEAR LONG.
By Richard West

YOU BETCHA!

By D Magazine