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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...

Road Kill 4

Like many other books, I read this one while sitting in the corner of a bar by myself. Inevitably, passersby inquired as to what...

Fort Worth’s Monster

The premise of Beast King is that a couple of scientists who work for some unnamed secret laboratory in Fort Worth are experimenting with...

All the Colors of Unity

Glued to my phone in a semi-crowded coffee shop the other day, I found myself deeply perplexed and mildly confused and amused by a...

Glass House Men

A relatively new book tells the story of a child of privilege educated at an Ivy League university who changed the United States’ landscape...

Twentieth-Century Women

While the title of Julie Kibler’s historical fiction novel Home for Erring and Outcast Girls doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue, it’s at least...