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New York Noir: Capturing the City’s Grit and Grime

Prowling the New York City Streets for Photographs of Its Grit and Grime

Michael Ernest Sweet, "The Human Fragment"

Michael Ernest Sweet, “Hanky Panky” (all images courtesy the artist & Brooklyn Arts Press unless otherwise noted)

Photographer Michael Ernest Sweet scavenges the constant contrasts of people in New York City for shots that show the grittiness and grime of its collective persona. Some of these photographs have been collected into a noir narrative called The Human Fragment, a monograph released in…

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Laird Barron, ‘The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All’

Laird Barron, The Beautiful Thing That Awaits Us All

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Laird Barron (image via opionator.files.wordpress.com)

Genre categories tend to tell us very little about the work gathered under them. Classifying something under “Western,” “Horror,” “Mystery,” or “Science Fiction” gives us certain information, respectively, about a book’s setting, mood, plot or relationship to technology and time. Calling fiction “Literary,” on the other hand, is more about…

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