Gabino Iglesias on the crime writing of Paco Ignacio Taibo II at CrimeReads.
“Why Is Publishing So White?” by Richard Jean So and Gus Wezerek at The New York Times.
Interview with Ron Rash, author of “In the Valley”, at Southern Review of Books.
KKUURRTT and Tex Gresham chat about Jocelyn DeBoer and Dawn Luebbe’s film “Greener Gass” at Babou 691.
Interview with Erika T. Wurth, author of “Buckskin Cocaine” (Astrophil Press, 2022) at Full Stop.
Tom Quiller, author of “Evergreen” (Dream Paladin Books, 2022), is interviewed by John Wisniewski at Punk Noir Magazine.
“The Long, Dark Legacy of William Hjortsberg’s Supernatural Neo-Noirs” by Andrew Nette at CrimeReads.
Interview with cartoonist Berkeley Breathed, creator of “Bloom County”, at The New York Times.
Interview with crime fiction master Janet Evanovich at CrimeReads.
Brian Morton on the politics of cultural appropriation at Dissent Magazine.
A fantastic essay in The New York Times by Ligaya Mishan, “The Long and Tortured History of Cancel Culture”.
Everyone has a different journey to writing, and Chris Whitaker’s path was certainly odd.
Some new short story collections via Chicago Review of Books.
A short interview with Andrzej Sapkowski, the mind behind “The Witcher”, at Literary Hub.
CrimeReads presents us with a 1965 TV interview with John le Carré.
There’s some much juiciness in Joanna Scutts’s The Times Literary Supplement essay on self-help books and their relationship to literary criticism.
An appreciation of Alison Lurie at the Los Angeles Times.
Electric Lit’s Favorite Short Story Collections of 2020
Taking a test spin of the Netflix of Books, BingeBooks.
Interview with Les Edgerton, author of “Hard Times” (Bronzeville Books, 2022).
Interview with science fiction master Kim Stanley Robinson at Los Angeles Review of Books.
The First Two Pages: “When the Wind Is Southerly” by Leone Ciporin at Art Taylor, Writer.
What the pandemic could mean to Arts in the United States.
Interview Judith Levine and Erica R. Meiners, authors of “The Feminist and the Sex Offender”, who talk about the history of the sex offender registry and explore how we can strive to reduce sexual harm without mass incarceration.
Longreads Best of 2020: Crime Reporting.
Quite a few stories and poems were released on Hypnopmp.
Review of “The Wingspan of Severed Hands” by Joanna Koch (Weirdpunk Books, 2022) at Babou 691.
Kevin Tipple reviews “All Due Respect 2020” edited by Chris Rhatigan and yours truly.
Review of “The Aosawa Murders” by Riku Onda, translated by Alison Watts (Bitter Lemon Press, 2022)
Ian Ayris reviews “The Art of Serial Killing” by Mark Ramsden (Fahrenheit 13, 2022).
Review of “The Ancient Hours” by Michael Bible (Melville House, 2022) at Vol. 1 Brooklyn.
Review of “Saying Uncle” by Greg Gifune (2008) at Black Guys Do Read.
Scott Alderberg reviews of “Loveloid” by J.L. Morin (Harvard Square Editions, 2022) at Do Some Damage.
New fiction from Daniel Torday at Guernica.
New flash fiction by Max Thrax at Bristol Noir.
New fiction by Phil Hurst at Punk Noir Magazine.
Bristol Noir presents us with new disturbing flash fiction from William R. Soldan.
New fiction from Bryan Costales at Close to the Bone.
Bristol Noir has new fiction from C.W. Blackwell.
New fiction by Rosemary McLean at Tough.
New flash fiction by Ted Flanagan at Shotgun Honey.
New fiction by Mark McConville at Bristol Noir.
New fiction from David Summers at Close to the Bone.
Fiction from Paul D. Brazill.
New fiction by Stephen J. Golds.
New flash fiction from Jeff Esterholm at Pulp Modern.
New fiction by Ian Ayris at Punk Noir Magazine.
New poetry by Sharon Waller Knutson at The Five-Two.
Review of Alex Balgiu and Mónica de la Torre’s “Women in Concrete Poetry: 1959–1979” at BOMB Magazine.
New poetry by J.J. Campbell at The Rye Whiskey Review
New poetry by Ian Lewis Copestick at Punk Noir Magazine.
New poetry by Timothy Gager at Live Nude Poems.
New poetry by Brian Rihlmann at The Rye Whiskey Review.
New poetry from Luis Cuauhtemoc Berriozabal at The Rye Whiskey Review,
Punk Noir Magazine has new poetry from John Patrick Robbins.
New poetry by Scott Ferry.
New poetry by Lisa Reynolds at The Rye Whiskey Review.
Frank Zafiro interviews TK Thorne, author of “House of Rose” (Camel Press, 2022) at Wrong Place, Write Crime.
Interview with Christopher Golden, author of Red Hands (2020) at Ink Heist.
Film and TV
Nick Kolakowski thinks that “The Good Thief” might be the best heist movie you’ve never seen.
Growing up watching “Bewitched” and loving Elizabeth Montgomery in “The Legend of Lizzie Borden”, I’m interested in watching the TV movie “Mrs. Sundance” (1974) that was reviewed by David Cranmer in Western Fictioneers.
That’s a hell-a lotta words about Goodfellas.
The Babou 691 interview with Chris Kelso and Laura Lee Bahr, screenwriters of the short film, “Strange Bird”.
New music from Sturgill Simpson.
Ambient composer Harold Budd has died.
Best Southern Albums of 2020 from The Bitter Southerner.
The importance of the “O Brother, Where Art Thou” soundtrack 20 years later.
Art and Photography
Photography of Joan Colom at Fragments of Noir.
Fragments of Noir presents more photographs by Roger Schall.
The Dirty Femmes series continues at Fragments of Noir.