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    In a tumultuous era, a kids mystery show stirred up the old questions—and the atmosphere—of gothic storytelling.

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    The Femme Fatale: Subverting and Complicating a Noir Trope

    [SPOILERS AHEAD] The femme fatale is a long-standing character type in crime fiction, a prominent and popular fixture...