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Set Your DVR - December 2015

In previewing a few notable films coming up in December, I have left out any standard Christmas films. Mostly because I’ve already mentioned some of them in previous SYD posts. 1,251 more words

After The Thin Man

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Cocktails!

I’ve been plunged into thinking about Christmas  entertaining a little early this year – thanks to the lovely people at Paperless Post, the online stationery company which specialises in e- 849 more words

The Lost Detective: Becoming Dashiell Hammett by Nathan Ward

While there have numerous biographies of Dashiell Hammett, none of them try to relate his writing to his Pinkerton detective days. Until now, that is. In… 480 more words


Sequel Syndrome – It’s not a New Thing

You know that awesome movie or book that becomes a sudden best-selling blockbuster? Everyone loves it, so what’s the next thing that happens? Yep – a sequel. 979 more words

Writings About Writing

Dialogue Don'ts

Another misstep that can jolt readers from suspension of disbelief occurs when a character’s dialogue sounds phony, contrived, or inconsistent.

Developing an ear for dialogue takes practice. 1,097 more words

Pulp Corner - The Art Of Vintage Crime/Black Lizard's Dashiell Hammett Books

I’ll admit it, I’m a sucker for visual uniformity in a series. On my shelf if the books have matching spines it makes me a very happy man. 145 more words

Nerd Art

The Radical Pessimism of Dashiell Hammett

David Lehman | The American Scholar | Fall 2015 | 19 minutes (4,696 words)

Our latest Longreads Exclusive comes from the new issue of The American Scholar… 4,800 more words