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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...
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...

Blue Texas

In light of lessons learned this political season, armchair analysts are reminded that change is a process, not a final destination. When in Texas,...

Universal Hope

As a genre, gay fiction came into its own in the late ’80s/early 1990s, but the coming-out party felt more like a wake. The...

Fear and Loathing of Big D

Fort Worthians who've followed the longtime rivalry between Cowtown and Dallas will get a shot of schadenfreude from The Dallas Myth: The Making and...

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...

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...
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...

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...

Debating Texas Identity

With Rick Perry making his bid for the U.S. presidency, you can expect to hear in his rhetoric many familiar tropes of Texas identity,...