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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

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Good Twig Bunting

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A Picture’s Worth …

It's impossible to come of age in a city as grand and colorful as Fort Worth without falling in love with the architecture and...

Powder Kegs

Amon Carter would approve: Make classic Dallas desserts right here in Cowtown. It's possible with the new cookbook by Helen Thompson, Dallas Classic Desserts:...

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...

High Score

Few people make it in the world of online comics. Few people probably even know that online comics exist. But of the small number of...

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...

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...

Don’t Go to Hell House

Discussing religion in an entertaining way is a difficult enterprise, and doing so memorably is next to impossible. Local writers Chad Feehan and Ryan...

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...

Laying Down Their Lives

Plot twists, murder, and suspense aren’t the territory of fiction alone. Written in Blood: The History of Fort Worth’s Fallen Lawmen, Volume 2 is...

Water Marks

By his own admission, Chris Rose spent most of the last 10 years “reveling in the frivolity of the entertainment industry.” As a columnist...