A Female 007

Headlines this week as word leaks about the 25th Bond film: a female 007! And she’s black! Cue fan boys screaming. Awesome for Lashana Lynch! But the truth is she’s just taking James Bond’s job, not Daniel Craig’s role (and alas, no Idris Elba? Sigh). But who reads beyond the headlines? And does it matter…

Noir Carnival: Carol Borden

What Does the Femme Fatale Want?; or How I Wrote, “The Mermaid Illusion” Carol Borden If there’s one quote that consistently rubs me wrong, it’s Freud’s, “Was will das Weib?” It’s usually translated as, “What does woman want?” Once I learned German, it bothered me even more. A more literal translation would be, “What does…