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Bonnie and Clyde Anew

If Arthur Penn's 1967 crime thriller Bonnie and Clyde strikes you as flimsy and overstylized despite its hallowed place in American pop cinema, wait...

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...
The hero of Buzzkill, an anonymous übermensch, derives his superpowers from drugs and alcohol.

Buzzkill: Up, Up, and Away

There have been as many takes on the superhero genre as there are members of the X-Men. The artform has been deconstructed, reconstructed, and...
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...

Good Twig Bunting

Author and former major league baseball pitcher Jim Bouton once wrote that statistics are “about as interesting as first-base coaches.” He has a point....
The anonymous hero of Buzzkill derives his power from addiction — and he wants to get clean.

Buzzkill: Down to Earth

Members of Alcoholics Anonymous tend to have their share of secrets, but few have one like the strapping young man who goes by the...

Bayou Self

If you read this debut biography of Fort Worth native Townes Van Zandt — and you need to — the author wants you to...

A Texas Jubilee

The fictionalized North Texas town of Bodark Springs comes to life in James Ward Lee’s most recent book, A Texas Jubilee, reminding readers that...

The Booze Book

Book lovers know the dilemma: Should their next selection be educational or entertaining? With Rita Cook and Jeffrey Yarbrough’s new tome, they don’t have to...

Hullabaloo

If you’ve picked up a catalog from Texas A&M Press lately, you’ve no doubt noticed all of the battleships and generals and wars. If...