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September 2019- Houston

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18 letter editor HUNT SLONEM A s our Dallas editor Christina Geyer says, 'That was quick, wasn't it?' Fall is here, and I have nothing to show for summer. My kids traveled while I remained in Houston to work with our Dallas editors and sales teams as they planned and produced the newest addition to our PaperCity family, PaperCity Fort Worth, launching this month, with two issues per year: Fall/Winter and Spring/Summer. So, that's something to show for the months of June through August. My desk is littered with snippets of paper, pages pulled from magazines, and an ever-growing to-do list, now 87 pages in length. Surrounding my desk are advance copies of the new fall design and fashion books, many of the authors arriving for Texas Design Week Dallas, which occurs October 7 through 11. It's a stellar lineup with Architectural Digest editor in chief Amy Astley, Jeffrey Bilhuber, Tom Scheerer, Martyn Lawrence Bullard, David Kleinberg, architect Lee Ledbetter, photographer Pieter Estersohn, Rizzoli senior editor Sandy Gilbert, book agent Chesie Breen, and more. Jump in your car and come to Dallas for a day or the week! There's a feature in this month's issue, "In Conversation with J. Randall Powers: Classic Rocks," that is dear to my heart; Randy Powers has been one of my truest and best friends for 20-plus years and is one of the most talented designers and wittiest human beings on the planet. He's also a mean chef and has a memory like a steel trap — for better or worse. A sojourn to his and Bill Caudell's hauntingly beautiful summer place, a 1799 gambrel Cape in Woodstock, Vermont, is a fall bright spot. Another close-to-the-heart story in this month's issue is the one penned by Laurann Claridge about Cafe Annie and chef Robert Del Grande. As she so perfectly states, "What started as a French bistro nearly 40 years ago morphed into one of the most famous restaurants in Houston. Its chef, Robert Del Grande, was thrust into national fame, as he stood on the threshold of creating a new regional cuisine. Then it was over. What happened?" Well, what happened is outlined in several thousand words (beginning on page 58), with the end story that Cafe Annie will rise again … in late September … with the help of Ben Berg. We will be first in the door. Elsewhere in this issue, the fashion pages and the cover are spectacularly glowing with a painter's light, emulating the strokes of Caravaggio. In "Masterpiece Disrupted," editor Billy Fong delves into the exhibition Caravaggio: Martha and Mary Magdalene, a one-man, one-painting show at the Dallas Museum of Art. But what a painting it is. Another blockbuster, also in Dallas, is "John Currin: My Life as a Man" at Dallas Contemporary. Editor Catherine D. Anspon spoke with John at length, on the eve of his first American museum show in 15 years (page 46). Epic. Holly Moore Editor in Chief

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