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JoeBrosnan
July 18 2014

Pulling Up a Seat from Shakespeare to Sherlock: London’s New Literary Benches

From Shakespeare to Sherlock, Hercule Poirot to James Bond, London has always had a rich literary history. And now you can sit on it! Thanks to The National Literacy Trust, along with its public...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
June 12 2014

Putting a Price on Holmes

If you could put a dollar value on your passion for Sherlock Holmes, what would it be? In the neighborhood of $250,000 to $350,000? Then you might be in luck. That’s the estimated price for...
JenniferProffitt
June 5 2014

Power is a Fragile Thing: Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For Trailer and Storyboard Art Released!

The Sin City films have all the attention to detail, grit, and striking art that made the comics so good. What could make the release of Sin City 2: A Dame to Kill For trailer even better? Why...
dvaleris
May 23 2014

Murder Mysteries by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell

Murder Mysteries by Neil Gaiman and illustrated by P. Craig Russell is a graphic novel adapted from Gaiman's short story by the same name about the very first murder ever. Can I tell you a...
rachelkb
March 4 2014

Fresh Meat: City of Darkness and Light by Rhys Bowen

City of Darkness and Light by Rhys Bowen, the thirteenth novel in the Molly Murphy historical series, follows the young mother to Paris in 1905, where she loses track of friends and stumbles onto a...
Crime HQ
February 28 2014

The Stuff of Nightmares: Artist Brings Children’s Fears to Life

Here, we sometimes talk about very nightmare-enducing topics. However, artist Joshia Hoffine is spending much of 2014 bringing those nightmares to life. The above picture is from a series of photoshoots...
Crime HQ
April 8 2013

What You Don’t Know About Vincent van Gogh

Vincent van Gogh is not a guy you’d normally associate with giggles, but his “Head of a skeleton with a burning cigarette” is an exception. He painted the skull realistically and without...
LanceC
March 6 2013

What’s in Your Museum?

“95 percent of all antiquities in the U.S. have been smuggled.” —John Cooney, former curator of ancient art, Cleveland Museum of Art Our story begins with a pot and a pig. In...
Crime HQ
February 20 2013

Teasing Trance

Lots of buzz recently about the trailer for Trance, Danny Boyle’s new art heist movie starring James McAvoy as an art thief who’s stolen a painting and then, thanks to a blow to the head,...
IanTruman
February 13 2013

True Crime? The Curious Case of Remy Couture

You may or may not be aware of this case so let me start with a brief recap: Remy Couture is a special effects artist here in my hometown of Montreal. His speciality is crime and (mostly) gore....
StevenJohn
December 13 2012

A Picture is Worth a Thousand...Or More

Since time immemorial, human beings have been artists. As soon as anything approaching an established society was, well, established, our artistic endeavors began. From the caves of Lascaux to the carvings...
Crime HQ
November 22 2012

Disturbing Scenes...

Let’s pretend for a moment that your holiday is perfect. It is? Wow. Congratulations! What are you doing here in front of the computer? Just taking a break from the perfection? It’s...
Crime HQ
October 11 2012

The Hidden Life of Spies Revealed on Canvas

Back in 2009, the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) invited painter James Hart Dyke to help commemorate its centenary. He was allowed into places civilians are usually prevented from going,...
DavidRotstein
September 6 2012

What is Hidden Behind Invisible Country?

Annamaria Alfieri’s Invisible Country is a wonderful mystery set in Paraguay in the mid-1800s. If you are curious about the book, you can check out the Invisible Country Fresh Meat. The book...
JenniferProffitt
August 20 2012

Do You Know How Slow You Were Going?

On NPR last week, Jean-Joseph Renucci, communication specialist/freelancer by day and artist by night, shared his love of miniature art. You might recognize some similar artwork from a few years ago...
StevenJohn
July 23 2012

Dark, Avenging Spiders: Perhaps Americans Are Happy Again?

Few historians or art critics will argue with the notion that art culture reflects the culture from which it arises. (Some may claim, often accurately, that art forecasts cultural shifts or upheavals...
ericbeetner
June 4 2012

The Crime Collector

As I sit in my home office and type this, I am surrounded by the things that I love. On every wall, over my desk, behind me, even behind the door, are movie posters. Not just any movie posters—vintage...
Crime HQ
April 13 2012

Sherlock, John, the Zombie Horde...Win and Hang Them All!

Friday the 13th could prove lucky for you! Sure, there’s intentional crossover between crime and horror, but during Undead April, we thought it would be grody-good fun to combine zombies...
LauraKCurtis
January 16 2012

George Clooney Gets Into The True Crime Biz...With Nazis

According to Art Info, there’s more true crime film on the way. (We’ve mentioned before that true crime is really hitting its stride in film these days, and this is just more confirmation.) This...
C. Z. Chen
November 12 2011

Seedy and Sublime: The Ero Guro Dystopia of Japanese Noir Posters

In the 1960s and 70s, the Japanese film industry (Nikkatsu Studio to be precise) headlined a golden age for East Asian exploitation noir. After years of censorship, first outlined by Japanese Imperial...