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In a climactic scene in The Devil’s Backbone, Papa and his protector traverse the titular rocky ledge.

Adventures in Texas History

Bill Wittliff can definitely craft a tale. Although this is his first book of fiction, consider his screenwriting credits: Legends of the Fall, Lonesome...
Restaurantes, rumba y más: A Gringo’s Guide to Latino Fort Worth, by Peter Szok. TCU Press, $9.95, 132 pps.

Gringos’ Delight

Like a pocket-sized tour guide, Peter Szok’s Restaurantes rumba y más: A Gringo’s Guide to Latino Fort Worth challenges residents and visitors alike to...

Deep Barley Roots

The release of North Texas Beer is timely. As co-authors Paul Hightower and Brian Brown state in their introduction, the beer industry has grown...

Happy 200th, Charles Dickens

This past week marked 200 years since the birth of Charles Dickens, and there were celebrations all over England. Some people, like the Archbishop...

From Bow to Baton

Famed conductor Anshel Brusilow first conceived of his memoir, Shoot the Conductor, in 1967. He didn’t start writing immediately. Life afforded the former conductor...
The 12th in Caine’s Morganville Vampires series is interesting but could have been richer.

Black Dawn Fades

At a time when vampires have become their own little entertainment industry, paranormal creators have to work hard to distinguish their work from all...
The Street: A Journey into Homelessness by B.J. Lacasse; TCU Press; $29.95; 103 pps.

The Street: Hard Hitting

There’s absolutely nothing glamorous or sexy about documenting homelessness, and that’s the point of B.J. Lacasse’s new book, The Street: A Journey into Homelessness. The...

Beyond the Forest

Photographer Loli Kantor’s works have reached nearly every corner of the globe through notable museums like The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Photography...
The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism, edited by David O’Donald Cullen and Kyle G. Wilkison. Texas A&M University Press, 208 pps. $25

Right-to-Hate State

Now that the country has reacted with disgust and amusement to the extremist 2014 Texas Republican Party platform, the next logical question is: Where...

Voluminous

University of Houston law professor and anti-death penalty crusader David Dow made a big noise in 2010 with his first book, The Autobiography of...