Raymond Chandler

  • Film

    March 27, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    What's Your Go-To Summer Cocktail?

    Welcome to Chow Bella's Bites & Dishes, where Valley chefs and restaurateurs respond to a question New Times food critic Laura Hahnefeld has on her mind. Have a question you'd like to ask? E-mail matter whether you're lounging poolside, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Village Voice Media Rolls Out Seven Sins, an Electronic True-Crime Anthology

    Every week writers for New Times and our parent company, Village Voice Media, produce elegant magazine-style feature writing -- a gritty portion of which comes in the form of true-crime stories.Now VVM has collected some of its best recent true-crime yarns into an ebook: Seven Sins: A True Crime Ant ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Flogging Molly, The Ataris, and SXSW Over the Weekend

    Flogging Molly at Tempe Beach Park Owwwww... St. Patrick's Day is the one day a year where we confuse the warm fuzzies we have for our fellow man for outright hostility. It's also the one day a year we get to punish our bodies for being Irish. At least that's what it felt like I was doing last ni ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Saturday 3/17/2012

    So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    Killer Serials: J. Scooter Harris, the Tarantino of Comic Books

    X-Men. Archie. Sailor Moon. If you thought comic books were limited to namby-pamby superhero tales, Manga and All-American "good guy" serials like Richie Rich and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, take a peek at local artist J. Scooter Harris' graphic novel/comic book serie ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 16, 2009

    Raymond Chandler with Boobs

    Neo-noir authors breathe new life into mystery fiction

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Skull and Bones, Pancho Villa's Head, and a Possible Phoenix Connection?

    Curiosity's driven me to write a little follow-up to my post Wednesday about the WASPy wieners at Skull and Bones being sued by the heirs of the Apache warrior Geronimo. They're suing because it's rumored that Yale's secret society has possession of Geronimo's skull, you see. Accordin ... More >>

  • News

    November 13, 2008

    Deadly Sanctuary

    Sylvia Nobel dreamt of a movie version of her Kendall O'Dell mysteries — until the money disappeared.

  • Film

    October 18, 2007

    Beantown Boys Make Good

    A complex, sophisticated Boston crime drama

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2006

    Robert Altman's Long Goodbye

    Altman, on the set of The Gingerbread Man. I feel a little odd mourning the loss of director Robert Altman. I mean, the guy lived eight decades and a year, and was incredibly prolific during his life, churning out film after film -- many actual celluloid masterpieces (MASH, McCabe and Mrs Mi ... More >>

  • News

    March 4, 2004


    Letters from the week of March 4, 2004

  • Calendar

    April 17, 2003

    Diamond in the Rough

    Sassy sleuth returns for second tour of duty

  • Film

    August 23, 2001

    Noir Humor

    Woody Allen riffs on mysteries, movies and, of course, Manhattan in Scorpion

  • Music

    April 5, 2001

    Blues Valentine

    After nearly three decades, the fateful desert meeting between Tom Waits and John Hammond is fully realized with the release of Wicked Grin

  • Culture

    October 12, 2000

    "Look! I Made This!"

    Robert Altman wants your attention, if not your affection

  • Film

    October 14, 1999

    L.A. Noir

    Soderbergh's The Limey explores dark side of The Big Orange

  • Culture

    February 4, 1999


    Gunmetal Blues, an homage to noir, is a tough act to followliterally

  • Film

    June 4, 1998

    Zip Cad

    Creepy postman delivers a near letter-perfect Junk Mail

  • Film

    March 5, 1998

    Dusk Busters

    High-wattage star power can't illuminate dim-witted Twilight

  • Film

    September 18, 1997

    The Big Sleazy

    Film noir's back on the map with gritty L.A. Confidential

  • Music

    April 18, 1996
  • Music

    March 7, 1996

    Fallen Angels

    For the Valley's premier power-pop band, retro is all a state of mind

  • Culture

    October 27, 1994
  • News

    January 24, 1990

    The Bolles Case

    Eyeball to eyeball