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Online Exclusive: Parsing “The Big Sleep." Three writer-editors annotate the classic noir novel.

Online Exclusive: Parsing “The Big Sleep.” Three writer-editors annotate the classic noir novel.

Raymond Chandler’s inaugural novel gets scholarly treatment in a book packed with facts, photos, and insights into the text and the times. “We all had great love for Chandler’s novels. And we knew the world did too.” Some years ago, three intrepid friends who met at a bookstore —Owen Hill, Pamela Jackson, and Anthony Dean Rizzuto — undertook a...
From Our Pages: "An Affair of Youth" ... In search of flappers, belles, and the first grave of the Fitzgeralds, by Bryant Mangum.

From Our Pages: “An Affair of Youth” … In search of flappers, belles, and the first grave of the Fitzgeralds, by Bryant Mangum.

In 1970, three avid young Fitzgerald scholars took a joy ride in search of Scott and Zelda’s first resting-place. One result is the only known published photo of that original gravesite, which appeared first in Broad Street‘s “Maps & Legends” issue … Finally Rick struck a match by a gravestone and yelled, “They’re here!” … Things...
Pop Culture Pulse: Yes, “Sex and the City” is 20 years old … and here are a few thoughts about that.

Pop Culture Pulse: Yes, “Sex and the City” is 20 years old … and here are a few thoughts about that.

From liberal to conservative, fun-and-fluffy features to cultural studies and a star’s campaign for governor: We’ve collected links to features from slick magazines, small web publishers, and assorted fans and critics. Pour yourself a Cosmo and start clicking. Perhaps you’ve heard? The cultural juggernaut known as Sex and the City — a TV series and two follow-up films — turned...
From Our Pages: Interview with Tony-winning Costume Designer Paloma Young.

From Our Pages: Interview with Tony-winning Costume Designer Paloma Young.

“Costume design is the one thing that audiences tend to read personally … whether we should like this person, whether we should be scared of them, that sort of thing.” “Our Crazy Beautiful Poetic World” Paloma Young won a Tony Award for the Broadway production of Peter and the Starcatcher in 2012. For our “Hunt,...
Online Exclusive: “The Robo-Caller’s Lonesome Wife; or, Women Who Don’t Love Shoes *That* Much … Carrie Bradshaw, the Police Department, and a Telemarketing Scheme,” by Susann Cokal.

Online Exclusive: “The Robo-Caller’s Lonesome Wife; or, Women Who Don’t Love Shoes *That* Much … Carrie Bradshaw, the Police Department, and a Telemarketing Scheme,” by Susann Cokal.

“Well, I imagine the Robo-Caller thinking (and the campaign manager behind him), at least a shoe sale is safe. When they’re shopping for shoes, they aren’t off fomenting dissent and organizing the masses. Let the girls have their shoes … and then give money to the police…. No force is more responsible for this image of women...