Saturday, May 29, 2010


This week, I take a look back at veteran director Phil Karlson's violent 1975 redneck noir FRAMED, over at Steve-O's great Noir of the Week blog.

The ad above is from the Wed. Oct. 1, 1975 issue of the N.Y. Daily News (Page 1 headline: ALI TKOs FRAZIER & KEEPS TITLE). It's a little time capsule from the golden era of 42nd St. double-features. Never did get around to seeing BUG though.

(If you're a fan of "How did they do that?" stunts, check out this ridiculously dangerous car/train collision from FRAMED, co-coordinated by legendary Hollywood stuntman Carey Loftin).

Dennis Hopper: 1936-2010

For those who haven't seen it, a video essay by my friend Matt Zoller Seitz:
The Middle Word in Life

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Inside Jersey magazine ...

... has a brief profile on me in its new "Down the Shore" issue. It can be found online here.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Mayhem at Bookhampton

This Saturday (5/15) I'll be joining an all-star gathering at the Mayhem at Bookhampton festival on Long Island. My panels will include "Reading the Murder Scene" (with Alex Berenson, Carol Higgins Clark and others) at 1 p.m. at the East Hampton store, "Tough Guys" (with Reed Farrell Coleman, Berenson and others) at 5 p.m. at the Southhampton store, and "Noir at Dark" (with Coleman, Alafair Burke, Duane Swierczynski and others) at 9 p.m. back in East Hampton. Other attendees at the festival will include S.J. Rozan, Nelson DeMille, Tasha Alexander, Andrew Grant, Linda Fairstein, Chris Grabenstein and many, many others. A full schedule can be found here.

Monday, May 03, 2010

May updates

+ A nice - if brief - review of the audio version of GONE 'TIL NOVEMBER in today's Publishers Weekly.

+ And a song that should have been on the GTN CD mix, but somehow got left off.