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Mickey Spillane

Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe -- Meet Jake Lassiter

Paul Levine | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Paul Levine

Funny thing is, just as with Spenser and Travis McGee, Jake never seemed that hard-boiled to me. Oh, there's the occasional tough-guy line: "They don't call us sharks for our ability to swim."

Hard Print: Heralding the Return of Hard Case Crime

John Hood | Posted 11.26.2011 | Books
John Hood

In 2010 there was a hiccup at Hard Case Crime, and its fans found themselves without a regular dose of the dark and lonely. Last week though, Hard Case Crime returned to the racks, with not one but two hard-boiled offerings from two Grandmasters of the form.

Actor Son Of Legendary Irish Mobster Falls To Death

AP | CRISTIAN SALAZAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The son of murdered Irish mobster Mickey Spillane tumbled out the window of his sixth-floor apartment in a fatal fall Saturday, polic...

Film Noir, at Its Noirest

John Farr | Posted 06.25.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

There are plenty of films out there that make us hopeful about life and living. Film noir is a guilty pleasure where we witness the denizens of society's bottom rungs stamping on each other's feet for a higher, safer position.

W. is not Batman

Bart Motes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Bart Motes

The extreme right has a fetish for justifying their contempt of American institutions via tenuous comparisons to fiction. Most recently, in the Wall S...