#Tarot #Noir: William Lindsay Gresham’s Nightmare Alley – MARCH 2

TAROT NOIR: WILLIAM LINDSAY GRESHAM’S NIGHTMARE ALLEY (This time for sure!) It’s no surprise that Guillermo del Toro sought for years to make his own neo-noir version of Gresham’s novel. The heady combination of the occult, tarot, the carnival and grifters in the ‘spook racket’ made the original novel a bestseller and led matinee idol…

#Tarot #Noir: William Lindsay Gresham’s Nightmare Alley – Postponed!

TAROT NOIR: WILLIAM LINDSAY GRESHAM’S NIGHTMARE ALLEY — to be rescheduled!! It’s no surprise that Guillermo del Toro sought for years to make his own neo-noir version of Gresham’s novel. The heady combination of the occult, tarot, the carnival and grifters in the ‘spook racket’ made the original novel a bestseller and led matinee idol…

Around the V&A

A nice wander yesterday as I had to return my library books anyway. Some dramatic skies, a mooch through the V&A — which reminds me, I don’t think I ever posted the pictures from the Michael Clark exhibit — to say nothing of Venice! I wouldn’t say life is settling down but I may finally…

Old Friends

Also at the McManus but a bit different from the art upstairs; though some new ones here, too:

At the McManus

I always manage to drop by the McManus to see old favourites and to check out what’s new. Maong their new offers is Hidden Histories which highlights women, artists of colour and LGBTQI+ artists, too. It’s a good start in a new direction.

The Tay Whale

One of the new additions to the city by the Tay while I was away is the beautiful installation The Tay Whale by Lee Simmons, who not only created a beautiful sculpture but chronicled its journey from his workshop to Dundee on his IG account (and you can see a video putting all the pieces…

Out Now: Always Different, Always the Same #TheFall

Always Different, Always the Same Critical Essays on The Fall EDITED BY EOIN DEVEREUX AND MARTIN J. POWER – FOREWORD BY GAVIN FRIDAY With many incarnations, The Fall (1976-2018) were one of the most influential bands to emerge in the British Post-Punk Scene. Their unique sound and distinct iconography have had a lasting impact on music fans and…

Checking Proofs: Black Alibi & Leopard Man

In an email that looked surprisingly like a phishing attempt, I got the link to my proofs for the forthcoming collection on Cornell Woolrich. I get to jazz enthusiastically about Black Alibi, Leopard Man, Val Lewton and Ardel Wray so that’s fun. There’s not a whole lot of academic work on Woolrich (and some of…

Surreal Noir: 14 Dec 2022

Tonight at 2030 UK/1330 NY it’s another episode of SURREAL NOIR! Drop over to the NoBounds Radio mix cloud page to listen live. Ending the calendar year with new music from across the globe including a new track from Eleni Poulou, new season treats from Laura Cannell, Moor Mother, and Anna Thorvaldsdottir. (Apologies for hastily…