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Saturday, May 18, 2024

Diverse, Death

Monkey Wrench

Reconciling the Past

Poolside Page-Turners

Confederacy of Suns

Books

Books

Fall-Ball Reading this Summer

Admittedly, I’d be a terrible book club member. This is posited as a hypothetical because it would never happen. I don’t read long-form books...

A Permanent Criminal Class

American society has become so over-criminalized that, according to the Institute for Policy Studies, the average working adult in this country unintentionally commits an...

We’re for Smoke

Though the title may conjure images of ’60s-era stoners a la Cheech and Chong, nothing could be further from the reality depicted in this...

Gl’urk and Bo

If necessity is the mother of invention, I like to think of boredom as invention’s sketchy uncle or chaotic aunt. Born of having too...

Second Helping

The first thing that intrigued me about Moon Lake was the namesake setting. “Moon Lake” was created by flooding the fictional East Texas town of...

Between Bad and Worse Choices

Jim Sanderson, Lamar University’s resident mystery writer and professor and chair of English and modern languages, as well as past guest speaker at TCU,...

Metro Musicians

While some early-20th-century North Texas singers and musicians were fortunate to gain a modicum of fame through airtime on radio shows, most dance band...

My Thalia Pilgrimage

Toward the end of the last century, I was attending a Christmas party in the TCU area where a sprinkling of professor types were...

Road Killing It

Road Kill: Texas Horror by Texas Writers, Vol. 5 is an immersive, haunting collection of short stories that are as thought-provoking as they are frightening....

Hap and Leonard Return

As most former American Lit grad students around the country can tell you, it’s tough to shake the requisite terminology, phrasing, and general concepts...