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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...
The cast of The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Musical! includes Haltom High alumni and local drama teachers.

Mr. Zolidis’ Opus

The way The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon: The Musical! found its groove is something of a fairy tale. Originally written in 2007 by playwright Don...
Motley’s “Octoroon Girl” probably traversed a difficult path to luxury.

mood indigo

After a glance at several of the paintings in the national exhibit Archibald Motley: Jazz Age Modernist, currently on view at the Amon Carter...

Memorials for Leonard Belota, Justin Elliot

The North Texas scene recently lost two talented musicians. On Sunday, July 27, Leonard Belota, a jazz trumpeter who toured with the Stax Records band,...
Ansel Adams’ “The Tetons –– Snake River” is one of the best of the best.

Ansel Adams in the Zone

This week is your last chance to catch Ansel Adams Masterworks, a series of original, spellbinding photographs curated by the legendary photographer during the...

Beautiful Festival of American Song

America has left an indelible mark on the world of vocal music, thanks in no small part to composers like George Gershwin and Irving...
Glenn Downing’s drawing “Thor” represents the outer edge of Regional Juried Exhibition.

Judging Excellence

Artspace 111 has always been a little nontraditional. For decades after its founding in 1980, the studio/gallery in a warehouse on a desolate eastern...
John Forkner, Scott Zenreich, Alexandra Lawrence, and Brandon Murphy star in the Phibs’ uproarious new play.

Smells Funny

“The nose is the seat of the face!” declares Ulrich (Brandon Murphy), a medieval master plastic surgeon from Vienna, to Gavin (Scott Zenreich), an...
The Texas Right: The Radical Roots of Lone Star Conservatism, edited by David O’Donald Cullen and Kyle G. Wilkison. Texas A&M University Press, 208 pps. $25

Right-to-Hate State

Now that the country has reacted with disgust and amusement to the extremist 2014 Texas Republican Party platform, the next logical question is: Where...
(From left to right) Mary Jane Greer, Seth Johnston, and Laura Lutz Jones star in Drag Strip Courage’s production of Pinter’s giddy romp Old Times. Lee Chastain

Drag Strip’s Pinter Play

Much has been written about the enigmatic, vexing work of British playwright, screenwriter, director, and Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter, who died in 2008 at...