Tom Lea, “The Marines Call It That 2,000 Yard Stare” (Wikimedia Commons)
Memento Mori
Notes from a Nightmare Century

Famous photographs become our collective memories.

Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck in Double Indemnity (1944).
Dark Matter
Back to Back

James M. Cain’s one-two punch—The Postman Always Rings Twice (1934) and Double Indemnity (1943)—gave us the film noir era, but was it art?

Tinseltown's Scribe
Nice Guy, Bad Driver

Remembering novelist Nathanael West, whose California dreams came true. Until he crashed into the car of a man whose didn’t.

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