Tag: stories

Dashiell Hammett at Library of America

Library of America has Dashiell Hammett’s story, “Creeping Siamese” as it’s story of the week. ‘Based on the scantiest of evidence—a red silk sarong—the detectives, including the Continental Op, begin working under the assumption that they should be looking for ‘brown men,’ that is, Asian immigrants. ‘This short […]

“The Outer Dark Holiday Special!”

It’s the Outer Dark Holiday Special, featuring friend of the Gutter and author Ian McDowell! Listen here. “The Outer Dark podcast presents our holiday gift to listeners featuring flash fiction, poetry, music, and gift ideas from nine Weird horror writers, as well as gift-guide mini-interviews spotlighting three writer-owned […]

Hannah Gadsby and Bill Maher

At Vulture, Matt Zoller Seitz writes, “Bill Maher is Stand-Up Comedy’s Past. Hannah Gadsby is its Future.”  “While Maher is content to serve reheated runoff from his HBO show, Gadsby takes us on a guided tour of a range of human experiences, along with a Socratic discourse on […]

“Beauty Is The Beast”

At Bookview Cafe, Sherwood Smith reviews Rosmund Hodge’s Cruel Beauty and goes on to discuss the history and the many variations on the story of “The Beauty and the Beast.” “At my age, I find that the more interesting versions of the tale are not just about heroine […]