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Moscow Nights

Author Nigel Cliff (The Shakespeare Riots, The Last Crusade: The Epic Voyages of Vasco da Gama) is on well-trod ground here. More than a...

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...

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...
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...

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 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...

A Soldier’s Tale

Jon Lippens died in 2016, two years before his memoir was published. During the last year of his life, the Fort Worth WWII veteran...

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...