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A Tragedy of Errors

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Books

Books
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...

Let the Sunshine In

Before there was Wendy Davis, there was Ann Richards. With her political savvy, big smart mouth, and, yes, her trademark “closer to God” silver...

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...

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...
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...

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 12th in Caine’s Morganville Vampires series is interesting but could have been richer.

Black Dawn Fades

At a time when vampires have become their own little entertainment industry, paranormal creators have to work hard to distinguish their work from all...

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...

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...