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March 4: Happy Birthday James Ellroy and Pearl White

James Ellroy turns 70 today.  He had a troubled youth—his mother was murdered wen he was ten, and he struggled with alcohol and spent time in jail for minor crimes.  845 more words

Celebrity Birthdays

In Dog Years: Ellroy at 70

Today is James Ellroy’s 70th birthday, and to mark the special occasion, we welcome back to the blog James Ellroy aficionado and all-round good guy… 1,675 more words

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L.A. Confidential TV Series In The Works At CBS

Based on James Ellroy’s noir classic novel and executive produced by Arnon Milchan, L.A. Confidential is heading to the small screen, which will be a tonally modern version of Ellroy’s source material and subsequent 1997 feature film from director Curtis Hanson. 307 more words

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Possible Play-In Games


THE LONG hiatus the tournament has been on because of the holidays is due to end. The trick will be getting all the nominated writers back. 126 more words

All-Time American Writers Tournament

They Don't Know

Friday, and this afternoon I am paneling (well, I guess it’s more of an early evening panel, really) at Comic Con, and that should be a lot of fun. 661 more words


American Tabloid

I’ve become a huge fan of Ellroy. There is something brutally poetic about his stuff, something that comes off as simultaneously stylish/fantastic and gritty/stark. American Taboloid… 141 more words

Pages turned

I seem to have become a lapsed blogger again. It’s what happens when life gets busy and spare time either shrinks or becomes more important. In this instance a new role has kept me busier and lunchtimes have not lent themselves to composing updates. 552 more words