The Feminine Critique: “A Big Blob of Catchup”

At The Feminine Critique, Emily and Christine catch up on all the movies! “We’re back! It’s a marathon of Christine and Emily chatting about, well, everything, including (BUT NOT LIMITED TO):ThemCruel SummerThe Third DayThunder ForceA Perfect GetawayTurbulence AND Turbulence 3The ArrivalRed PlanetGodzilla Vs. KongComing 2 AmericaImmortal BelovedCasablanca (it’s […]

“Johnny Knoxville’s Last Rodeo”

At GQ, Johnny Knoxville talks about his career. There’s also a fashion shoot. ‘Cause GQ. “It was easy at the time to describe Jackass as lowest-common-denominator entertainment, a feeble nadir in TV’s race to the bottom. With time, though, it became clear that the show was operating at […]

“Dashiell Hammett’s Strange Career”

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 […]

“The Gutting of Couffignal”

Dashiell Hammett’s “The Gutting of Couffignal” is available for your reading pleasure at the Library of America’s blog. The story originally appeared in the Dec., 1925 issue of the influential pulp fiction magazine, Black Mask. Along with the story there’s a discussion of the publication pressures of writing […]