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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...
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...

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...

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...

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...

Vietnam War Child

Few know that the owner of Jerrel James Salon came to America with only $20 in her pocket. With the recent publication of The...

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...

Bull Disclosure

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...

Texas Horror

Stories in an anthology can be as varied as a week of Texas weather: In the best of times, you get a week of...