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  • The Hood Internet takes mash-ups a step further

    The Hood Internet takes mash-ups a step further
    The Hood Internet’s first album of original music, “Feat” (Decon), initially comes off as a departure from the Chicago-North Carolina duo’s trademark mash-ups. Don’t believe the hype, says Steve Reidell, who partners in...
  • 'The Purge' and the low-budget genre revolution

    'The Purge' and the low-budget genre revolution
    Back in 2010, shortly after Paramount Pictures’ "Paranormal Activity" became a mega-hit on a micro-budget, executives at the studio decided to launch a label dedicated to making more movies of this kind.   InSurge, as it was known, would produce...
  • In 'Oldboy' trailer, Spike Lee gets deliciously genre-y

    In 'Oldboy' trailer, Spike Lee gets deliciously genre-y
    Revenge tales don’t come more hard-boiled than Chan-wook Park’s “Old Boy.” Unless, perhaps, it’s Spike Lee’s “Oldboy,” the 2013 remake of the Cannes-decorated 2003 hit. At least that’s how it seems...
  • 'Prisoners' filmmakers reflect on the layers of a twisty tale

     'Prisoners' filmmakers reflect on the layers of a twisty tale
    When the screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski was a child, he once drew some disturbing pictures in art class — so disturbing the teacher called his parents in for a talk. "I think the school was really worried by what it said about my home life," said a...
  • A taste of nostalgia

    A taste of nostalgia
    Supper clubs are a distinct genre of dining out. Usually family-run and usually located near vacation spots in the Midwest, these restaurants are famed for good, homey food, hearty portions and surroundings that transport diners back to the mid-20th...
  • Biblioracle: 'New adult'? New insult

    Biblioracle: 'New adult'? New insult
    Apparently, there is now something called "new adult" literature. I know this because The New York Times told me so. They say that new adult books "fit into the young-adult genre in their length and emotional intensity, but feature slightly older...
  • Review: "Gun Machine" by Warren Ellis

    Review: "Gun Machine" by Warren Ellis
    Some comic-book writers (Neil Gaiman, for instance) are able to pass through the dimensional portal to imageless genre fiction without loss of spellbinding potency; others — well, the less said about Alan Moore's “Voice of the Fire,” the...
  • Review: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson

    Review: "Life After Life" by Kate Atkinson
    Genre fiction, the catch-all category for lowbrow literary long-forms — crime, suspense, horror, fantasy, romance, mystery and sci-fi — is the Rodney Dangerfield of literature: It can't get no respect. Wikipedia defines the term thusly:...
  • Scott Phillips talks about his novel 'Rake'

    Scott Phillips’s latest novel, “Rake” (Counterpoint: 192 pp., $25), is narrated by an actor whose name we never learn. That, of course, is only as it should be, for what’s important is not who he is but who he plays: Dr. Crandall...
  • 'New Girl' writer David Iserson on his funny YA novel 'Firecracker'

    David Iserson is used to writing for TV, with credits that include "United States of Tara," "Up All Night" and currently "New Girl"-- so he's become accustomed to all the ribbing that's built into the comedy environment. That's why the 35-year-old...
  • Jay Caspian Kang impresses with 'The Dead Do Not Improve'

    -------------------- The Dead Do Not Improve A Novel Jay Caspian Kang Hogarth: 272 pp, $25 -------------------- Jay Caspian Kang's debut novel, "The Dead Do Not Improve," demands to be accepted on its own terms. Moving past the era in which...