Dashiell Hammett worked for the Pinkerton Agency as a private investigator and one of his cases was silent film star Fatty Arbuckle’s alleged rape of Virginia Rappe, an aspiring actress who died from a ruptured bladder two days later. Although Arbuckle was acquitted, his career never recovered. Hammett, however, went on to become one … Continue reading HAMMETT

IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHTS : Where Noir Meets Verse

IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHTS Dark-mirrored hallways a dim precision march Here we have tread before Without fear/Well measured Pagan desires and objective Study. Pavlov's dog is still Breathing, his cigarette falls To the floor and he dances like a manic animal. Lost in the headlights, accidents shall occur once more. There are no excuses … Continue reading IN THE ABSENCE OF LIGHTS : Where Noir Meets Verse