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INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD NEER

Posted by on Mar 6, 2018 in Features, Interviews | 1 comment

INTERVIEW WITH RICHARD NEER

Intro: I grew up listening to one of the greatest FM radio stations in the country, WNEW FM in New York City. The station was renowned not only for the free form, album oriented rock that it rightfully laid claim to, but for an amazing lineup of DJs. One of those DJs was Richard Neer. But even after WNEW.FM went the way of most great rock stations, Richard’s career continued as a sports talk host on WFAN AM in New York City. WFAN was the first all sports talk station in the nation and thirty years later it’s still going strong. Richard now...

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Review of BLUE LIGHT YOKOHAMA

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Books, Reviews | 0 comments

Review of BLUE LIGHT YOKOHAMA

BLUE LIGHT YOKOHAMA Nicolás Obregón 2017 Minotaur Books The best thing about Twitter is coming across new novels all the time. Nicolás Obregón’s BLUE LIGHT YOKOHAMA popped up a few times in my timeline, always with praise attached to it, and I decided to get my hands on a copy. Ten pages into it, I was glad I had done so. A brooding, bloody, unexpectedly emotional narrative set against the chaotic backdrop of Tokyo, this novel brings together a series of disparate elements an a likeable, flawed main character and makes them dance with a few...

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CRIMESPREE ISSUE 67

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in News | 0 comments

CRIMESPREE ISSUE 67

Crimespree issue 67 featuring Bill Crider, Mickey Spillane   In our next issue we’ve got Bill Crider on the cover, we celebrate Mickey Spillane’s 100th birthday and two articles from Eryk Pruit along with our regular features.   If you need to subscribe or renew information is RIGHT HERE  ...

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A LOOK INTO “NIGHT OF THE FLOOD”

Posted by on Mar 5, 2018 in Books, Essay | 0 comments

A LOOK INTO “NIGHT OF THE FLOOD”

A NIGHT OF THE FLOOD co-edited by Sarah M. Chen and E.A. Aymar March 2017 Down and Out Books     An hour ago, I opened a box of ten copies of THE NIGHT OF THE FLOOD. I held the print version in my hand. I can’t stop staring at it. I just love the cover. The stark darkness, mixed with the sense of cinema noir, the bold red letters at the top like some sort of dire billboard on the outskirts of the novel’s fictional town of Everton…it’s pretty. Down and Out Books did a great job with this one. And, weirdly, I feel a different sense of...

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MidWest WeirdFest

Posted by on Mar 4, 2018 in Features | 0 comments

MidWest WeirdFest

FILMMAKER GUESTS ATTENDING MIDWEST WEIRDFEST 2018 March 1, 2018 Horror, sci-fi, underground, and documentary filmmakers from around North America descend on Eau Claire, Wisconsin on the weekend of March 9-11 to showcase their films at the 2nd annual MidWest WeirdFest. Taking place at the Micon Cinema in downtown Eau Claire, the film festival is a cinematic celebration of all things fantastic, frightening, offbeat, and just plain weird. “Bringing together filmmakers and their audience is one of the most important functions of a film festival,”...

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5 BOOKS THAT MADE ME THE WRITER I AM

Posted by Christopher Rice on Mar 4, 2018 in Features | 1 comment

5 BOOKS THAT MADE ME THE WRITER I AM

  Christopher Rice RED DRAGON by Thomas Harris: When I was young, it scared the crap out of me. The murder of Freddie Lounds actually had me in tears and running to my parents for comfort. When I re-read it as an adult, I was astonished by the depth and sophistication of the chapters spent inside the point of view of its main killer, Francis Dolarhyde. They were chapters that said, Crime fiction can be art; it’s characters as complex as those in a Dickens novel. (Incidentally, the Dolarhyde story ended up being one of the most exquisite...

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Interview with Jack Carr

Posted by on Mar 4, 2018 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

Interview with Jack Carr

THE TERMINAL LIST (James Reece Book 1) Jack Carr Atria/Emily Bestler Books March 6th, 2018   THE TERMINAL LIST is a debut thriller by Jack Carr.  What makes this book special is that Carr uses his experiences as a SEAL to write a realistic action-packed story.  It takes readers to a time when rules of engagement had the Special Forces acting as cowboys where they took out the enemy up close and personal as well as from afar with sniper fire. Carr served for over twenty years with an expertise in communications/intelligence, to leading...

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REV. ERYK’S EAST TEXAS GUMBO

Posted by on Mar 3, 2018 in Features, Recipe | 3 comments

REV. ERYK’S EAST TEXAS GUMBO

Everybody should have their own gumbo recipe. I lived in New Orleans for a Lost Summer. I’ve had plenty of gumbo, mostly trolling bars late at night, needing something cheap to fill my belly for another round of rabble-rousing. However, since I am from East Texas, it’s in my blood to infuse spicy bold flavors into my version of the Louisiana classic. A bottle of hot sauce usually accompanies the N’awlins version, but you won’t need that with mine. For example, their “trinity” is onion, bell pepper, and...

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DVD Review: The Darkest Hour

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Home Entertainment, Reviews | 0 comments

DVD Review: The Darkest Hour

DARKEST HOUR Universal Home Entertainment I’ve always been a fan of movies about the European WWII stuff. I just can’t get enough. We recently finally saw Dunkirk and I quite enjoyed it. DARKEST HOUR came out on disc this week so I popped in the Blu-Ray last night. I am pretty familiar with this period of history and even more so having just watched Ken Burn’s The Roosevelts. So going into this I had some knowledge of the events. This movie did give a nice look into the turmoil that Winston Churchill was dealing with both personally and with...

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INTERVIEW WITH ALISON GAYLIN

Posted by on Mar 2, 2018 in Features, Interviews | 0 comments

INTERVIEW WITH ALISON GAYLIN

  IF I DIE TONIGHT Alison Gaylin William Morrow Pub. March 6th, 2018   If I Die Tonight by Alison Gaylin brings psychological suspense stories to a whole new level.  The focus of the plot emphasizes the relationship between parents and children and how social media plays a role.  The I-GEN generation characters that keep secrets and isolate themselves, allows readers to realize it is sometimes impossible for parents to really know their children. The plot begins with Wade, a teenager’s, suicide note, then flashes back five days and...

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