Get ready to fall in love with Veronica Mars all over again

Veronica Mars was a teen sleuth whose superpower was storytelling. She was adroit at making up clever lies and crafting fake identities, but it was always in the service of piecing together the truth — which was another story she constructed. Now she's starring in a big crowd-funded movie, which turns out to be about… » 3/14/14 2:20pm 3/14/14 2:20pm

Noir’s Female Authors Are Making the Genre Awesome Again

The misogynistic gumshoe, whose misgivings about women are sadly justified by the end of a hard-boiled detective novel, is a relic of a time when Los Angeles was still teetering between the lawlessness of the Old West and the seediness of urban living. Just because, though, Walter Neff and Samuel Spade seem out of… » 8/13/12 11:55pm 8/13/12 11:55pm