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Fort Worth’s Monster

A Tragedy of Errors

Restaurant for the Mind Arrives

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Books

Books

Pancho and Lefty

Harold Eggers didn’t set out to know Townes Van Zandt to the core, but that’s what happened after 20 years spent crisscrossing the country...

Fort Worth’s Rock Roots

In a recent story on DC9 at Night, the Dallas Observer’s music blog, several local media types, including this writer, were asked to assess...

Angels in the OR

In 1994, a car crash that should have killed Tricia Barker instead set her on a spiritual journey that has led to her teaching...
Blood Aces: The Wild Ride of Benny Binion, the Texas Gangster Who Created Vegas Poker, By Doug J. Swanson. Viking Press; 368 pps.; $27.95

Benny and the Bad Boys

Doug J. Swanson’s new book is laugh-out-loud funny — odd, since it’s about a semi-illiterate gangster who left a trail of dead bodies from...

Fort Worth in Black & White

Over the decades, Richard Selcer has focused largely on local sagas, such as the rise and fall of Hell’s Half Acre and the lives...

Superhero Bootcamp

Nicolas Brown and Ryan Wheeler are quite the dynamic duo. Brown, a Ph.D. candidate and doctoral teaching lecturer, and Wheeler, a Ph.D. student and graduate...

Road to Jonestown: Twists and Turns

Jeff Guinn spends a lot of time with monsters.  An award-winning investigative journalist and member of the Texas Literary Hall of Fame, the Fort Worth...

Cold War Concerto

In the coming months, Fort Worth will once again be the darling of the classical music world as the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition...

New Mantra: “Yes, And”

Wow, has Four Day Weekend really been around 20 years? Perennially rated by national critics as one of the top improv troupes in the...

Getting Back to the Basics

The North Texas Comic Book Show prides itself on being an OG comic-con. In the past decade or so, fan conventions have grown into a...