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Bonnie and Clyde Anew

JIMMY FOWLER
If Arthur Penn’s 1967 crime thriller Bonnie and Clyde strikes you as flimsy and overstylized despite its hallowed place in American pop cinema, wait until you read Jeff Guinn’s doggedly researched, compulsively read...


Powder Kegs

MARGARET ALLYSON
Amon Carter would approve: Make classic Dallas desserts right here in Cowtown. It’s possible with the new cookbook by Helen Thompson, Dallas Classic Desserts: Recipes from Favorite Restaurants. The concept is clever: sign...



Bull Disclosure

DAN MCGRAW
Full disclosure: I listen to SportsRadio 1310-AM The Ticket quite a bit, which means I’m a P1, a.k.a. a devoted Tickethead. I’m also in the station’s coveted 25-to-54-year-old male demographic. I’ve been...


A Picture’s Worth …

JEFF PRINCE
It’s impossible to come of age in a city as grand and colorful as Fort Worth without falling in love with the architecture and scenery: skyscrapers, mom-and-pop shops, rivers, viaducts, longhorns, stockyards, trains, movi...



Fear and Loathing of Big D

JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worthians who’ve followed the longtime rivalry between Cowtown and Dallas will get a shot of schadenfreude from The Dallas Myth: The Making and Unmaking of an American City. Author Harvey J. Graff lived in Big D for ...


Fear and Loathing of Big D

JIMMY FOWLER
Fort Worthians who’ve followed the longtime rivalry between Cowtown and Dallas will get a shot of schadenfreude from The Dallas Myth: The Making and Unmaking of an American City. Author Harvey J. Graff lived in Big D for ...



Personal Jesus

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The Oscar-nominated 2006 film Jesus Camp may have been a documentary, but it played more like a horror movie to non-religious people and to liberal believers.


Dark Ages

Local author Phil Vinson limns the depths of depression in his debut novel.
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Local writer and retired journalist Phil Vinson has published his first work of fiction – and it’s a good one, although I suspect it is not altogether fictional.



Plain-spoken

Local author Jarid Manos spares no detail in telling of his troubled youth and inspired adulthood.
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There are a lot of hard-knock stories that follow a character from the bottom of society’s barrel to a better life full of clean living.


High Score

Scott Kurtz has done the seemingly impossible: achieve 10 successful years in the webcomic biz.
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Few people make it in the world of online comics. Few people probably even know that online comics exist.