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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...

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...

Fort Worth’s Rock Roots

In a recent story on DC9 at Night, the Dallas Observer’s music blog, several local media types, including this writer, were asked to assess...
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

Doug J. Swanson’s new book is laugh-out-loud funny — odd, since it’s about a semi-illiterate gangster who left a trail of dead bodies from...

Vietnam War Child

Few know that the owner of Jerrel James Salon came to America with only $20 in her pocket. With the recent publication of The...

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...

Pigskin Rapture

Texas has four seasons: winter, spring, summer, and football. In the midst of oppressive heat, Mac Engel’s Pigskin Rapture: Four Days in The Life of...

Bull Disclosure

Full disclosure: I listen to SportsRadio 1310-AM The Ticket quite a bit, which means I'm a P1, a.k.a. a devoted Tickethead. I'm also in...

Black-Eyed Susans: Murder by Flowers

You can’t write a suspense novel with a female protagonist these days without being compared to Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl or Paula Hawkins’ The...

Days of Shame

Nobody really knows why a group of white men went on a killing spree in the small East Texas town of Slocum in 1910....