The Very Brief Heyday of Crime Beat Magazine

For two years in the 1990s, horror writer T.E.D. Klein edited the "newsmagazine of crime." Was Crime Beat ahead of its time or a sign of divisions to come?

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Sympathy for the Devil: 5 Classic Noir Villains with a Touch of Humanity

What do you call a sympathetic character in a classic noir film? The patsy, most of the time. But not every character lurking...