Shelley Hiam

Best Great Society Robot Redux

Lyndon Baines Johnson

When last we hung out with ol' Beej, he was slung against a fence post, chawing a strand of hay (did we imagine this?), telling tales about this and that while rocking his Stetson, rancher blue jeans, and fave checked shirt, grandpa-style. Well, our guy from Stonewall must've caught a bit of the makeover bug -- a few too many episodes of What Not to Wear or reruns of Queer Eye, we suppose? More likely it had to do with the comprehensive, yearlong, multimillion-dollar, Internet-inspired renovation that his library/museum has recently undergone, because now he's behind a lectern, looking absolutely authoritative, positively political, a mod moderate decked out in a snazzy suit. The corny saws may be the same, but now he seems so … presidential?

LBJ Library & Museum
2313 Red River, 512/721-0200

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