Lord of Chaos

In the Netflix limited series Clark, director Jonas Åkerlund approaches the life and career of notorious Swedish bank robber Clark Olafsson as a story of “truth and lies,” and of course it is. Attempting a faithful portrait of such an infamous liar and crook, based in part on […]

Dashiell Hammett at Library of America

Library of America has Dashiell Hammett’s story, “Creeping Siamese” as it’s story of the week. ‘Based on the scantiest of evidence—a red silk sarong—the detectives, including the Continental Op, begin working under the assumption that they should be looking for ‘brown men,’ that is, Asian immigrants. ‘This short […]