At The Paris Review, Anne Diebel considers Dashiell Hammett’s “strange career.” “In a 1929 interview with the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Dashiell Hammett described his first attempts at ‘breadwinning.’ After dropping out of Baltimore Polytechnic Institute at 14, he worked as a messenger boy for the Baltimore and Ohio […]
We’re making some changes at the Cultural Gutter. The Gutter’s own Keith Allison is moving on, but will remain SF/F Editor Emeritus here and in our hearts. And after almost 18 years of the same format, we are letting the Editors loose from their domains. We are still […]
Feather Dusters at 400 Yards shares an in memoriam list of things they learned from The Avengers‘ Emma Peel.
Friend of the Gutter Kate Laity writes a little bit on The Sorrows of Satan (1898) and its author, Marie Corelli. “The Sorrows of Satan was a sensation upon its release and a scandalous bestseller, so it’s typical that it has been overlooked despite its broadly appealing topic […]
“Black Horror is far from a new phenomenon, as demonstrated by last year’s documentary Horror Noire, based on the book by Robin R. Means Coleman, which unpacked the deeper meaning behind a century of African American history in frightening screen stories—from the silent era to 1968’s Night of […]
At Gayly Dreadful, Terry Mesnard reviews Amy Seimetz’s She Dies Tomorrow (2020). “She Dies Tomorrow is the sophomore feature from Amy Seimetz and it is a doozy of experimental cinema and existential dread. It defies typical narrative progression, instead flitting from character to character as whatever ennui this […]