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ThomasPluck
October 16 2017

The Deuce 1.06: “Why Me?” Episode Review

After last week’s emotional high point, you have to expect a low, and this is an enjoyable coast toward the inevitable. We learn the why behind the “No Go Zone” of Times Square....
ThomasPluck
October 9 2017

The Deuce 1.05: “What Kind of Bad?” Episode Review

She was an American Girl, raised on promises… We see a lot of promises broken this episode, ones made to others and to themselves. Maggie Gyllenhaal breaks our hearts as Elaine runs...
ThomasPluck
October 2 2017

The Deuce 1.04: “I See Money” Episode Review

The last shot of the wonderful opening credits sequence always makes me gag; that barefoot splashing into a filthy Times Square puddle. Walking in sandals in New York City is still a gamble, and...
ThomasPluck
September 25 2017

The Deuce 1.03: “The Principle Is All” Episode Review

They found the smoke! Abby needs a job. She’s following the want-ads, and the office she interviews at is full of old white men and looks hazier than a dirty fish tank. But I’m getting...
ThomasPluck
September 18 2017

The Deuce 1.02: “Show and Prove” Episode Review

“There’s not enough smoke.” That’s one criticism I overheard about The Deuce, HBO’s 8-episode series set on 42nd Street in the ‘70s. Everyone lights up, but...
ThomasPluck
September 7 2017

Back in the New York Groove with The Deuce

As nostalgic as I am for the '70s and ‘80s Times Square, I’m glad that George Pelecanos and David Simon’s new show The Deuce wastes no time getting the first mugging out of...
CrimeHQ
August 14 2017

Watch the Trailer for HBO’s The Deuce

With only two episodes left of Season 7 of Game of Thrones, people are starting to wonder what their next Sunday night show will be. Well, don’t change the channel because HBO is bringing...
JohnKeyseWalker
June 22 2016

Writing Where Your Protagonist Is a Different Race or Culture

Read this exclusive guest post from John Keyse-Walker, author of Sun, Sand, Muder, about writing protagonists outside of your race and culture, and then, make sure you're signed in and...
BrianGreene
January 25 2016

Long Haul by A.I. Bezzerides

“I like to write about reality.” A.I. Bezzerides (1908-2007) says that, among other things, in the 2005 documentary that was made about his life and work: The Long Haul of A.I....
CrimeHQ
April 29 2014

2014 Shortlists: U.K.’s CrimeFest Awards and the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards

The upcoming CrimeFest convention (May 15-18th, Bristol, U.K.) and the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards (June 5th, Toronto) have both announced their nominees, and we're thrilled to share...
nelizadrew
October 8 2013

Fresh Meat: The Double by George Pelecanos

The Double By George Pelecanos features Washington D.C. private investigator and Iraq War veteran Spero Lucas (available October 8, 2013). Spero Lucas returns and he’s a conflicted man. He’s...