At the Irish Times, Derek Flynn considers genre fiction, particularly crime fiction, and working class experience. “And when I say that the voices of the working class can be heard in genre fiction, I’m not just talking about crime or thriller novels. Take, for example, the much-maligned genre […]
Irish Central, Atlas Obscura, and the English Heritage Blog have some stories about the origins of Halloween and a man named, “Jack.”
It’s the second ten days or so of 31 Days of Horror with the Gutter’s own Carol. “Spookoween 2015 got a little rougher for me. I’m a little more ambivalent about some of the films I watched for Part II. One I even started and stopped. This time […]
At the Guardian, Xan Brooks interviews John Boorman, director of Point Blank (1967), Deliverance (1972), Zardoz (1974), Excalibur (1981) and the upcoming, Queen & Country. “If he could rewind to 1952 and reprise the entire trip, he cannot imagine exactly what he would change. Boorman frowns. ‘Actually, I […]
You have 17 days to watch Graham Linehan and Diet of Worms’ The Walshes online. (Read more about The Walshes here and here).
The Royal Court Theatre hosts a conversation among former Anonymous LulzSec members facilitated by anthropologist Gabriella Coleman.
Actor Peter O’Toole has died. NPR remembers O’Toole. The Guardian, The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times have obituaries. Here is O’Toole on the Charley Rose program, in My Favorite Year, in Lawrence of Arabia and singing with Richard Harris.