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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...

A Tragedy of Errors

Darlie Routier. If you remember her at all, you’re probably seeing the same mental image that most of us have: a young, attractive blonde...

The Twenty-Nine Bombs

Assailing the evils wrought by corporate greed and government cowardice is a noble — if not original — intent. But just as the protester...

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...

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...

Restaurant for the Mind Arrives

Looking back at all the shopping I’ve done in the past year alone, I can say most of it has been done online, usually...

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...
Manson: The Life and Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn. Simon & Schuster, 497 pps., $27.50

Charlie Brown

Most people who are even a little familiar with 1960s murder guru Charles Manson know that his apocalyptic worldview was inspired by the New...

Larger than Life

Willie Nelson has been my hero since I was a teenager. Throughout the 1970s, I went to about two dozen concerts, bought countless albums, and...
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...