Tag: 1900s

“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 […]

100 Sherlock Holmeses; Or, Sherlocks Holmes!

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 […]

“Gresham’s Wicked Cards”

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 […]