Fall (June-August) 1948 issue

Stewart Sterling, “Dead Wrong” (Gil Vine), J.B. Lippincott hc, 1947 

Reynolds Phillips, “Marriage for Murder"

John Marshall Tufts, “They’ll Never Find Me"

Edwin Booth, “Black Tack Burglar"

Alfred Hill, “A Shroud for Winners"

Seattle Mystery Bookshop


The Cipher Wheel

One of the trailers of the GF Finale showed Pacifica and McGucket holding hands and starting to glow, and the new Cipher Wheel shows that their symbols are next to each other. The same Cipher Wheel has Stans standing next to each other, and the kids too (They were all separated by other symbols before).

Also, if not a hug or whatever, I’m sure there HAS to be a “high six”. I mean it’s the Stans’ thing!

DA Version

Don’t tag inappropriately >:(

Ad from Wanted Comics #24 (April 1950).


Whatever that was. In 1950 it was probably radioactive scrap metal sold by the government to civilians who believed it when told radiation is your friend. Yes, they did that and they never stopped.

UPDATE: Someone actually owns the thing. If you ever find one bring a Geiger counter with you.

“Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination. Devour old films, new films, music, books, paintings, photographs, poems, dreams, random conversations, architecture, bridges, street signs, trees, clouds, bodies of water, light and shadows. Select only things to steal from that speak directly to your soul. If you do this, your work (and theft) will be authentic.”

Happy birthday, Mr. Jarmusch.

Read J. Hoberman’s essay on where it all began: STRANGER THAN PARADISE.

Look through polaroids of Tom Waits, John Lurie, and Roberto Benigni while filming DOWN BY LAW.

Or watch Jim talk about musicians, filmmaking, Robert Mitchum, and the Sons of Lee Marvin.