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 […]
At Crime Reads, Olivia Rutiliagno presents her “100 Best, Worst and Strangest Sherlock Holmes Portrayals of All Time, Ranked.” “We’re ranking Sherlock Holmes performances. One hundred of them. Not Sherlock Holmes adaptations, but the representations within them of Sherlock Holmes himself. Now, you might think that you know […]
Angelica Jade Bastién writes about Cary Grant at Criterion.com. “The body never lies. Instead, it keeps score, with our very gestures and walk and physical eccentricities speaking to the traumas and desires we’d like to keep hidden. But there are some people so aware of this truth, and […]
At Punk Noir, friend of the Gutter Kate Laity writes about the Tarot in art and William Lindsay Gresham. “While musing on Nightmare Alley (something I do more than most people I suspect) I often wonder how deeply William Lindsay Gresham studied the tarot and whether it was for more […]
“Satan said, ‘I am better than him. You created me from fire and him from clay.” ~ Quran 7:12 quoted in Roh. “Ephemerality is ours.” ~ demon in Roh. “The next time you think you see a a demon, shoot it.” ~ The Wind. Warning, I tried to […]
Ticklish Business podcast talks with film historian Fritzi Kramer, aka @MoviesSilently on Twitter, about silent film!