A Torrid Affair, an Inept Murder, and a Historic Execution

Sharp-witted writer Damon Runyon dubbed the 1927 killing of Albert Snyder “the dumbbell murder,” but it wasn’t due to the murder weapon; this photo shows what Ruth Snyder and her lover Henry Judd Gray used to end her husband’s life. The moniker came because the killers were, to put it bluntly, stupid. »6/23/15 1:40pm6/23/15 1:40pm

Adam West's Batman: The Animated Series Character Gets His Own Fan Film

According to Batman: The Animated Series, young Bruce Wayne grew up watching the pulp adventures of the Gray Ghost (voiced by none other than Adam West) on television. And the first half of this Gray Ghost fan film feels like a dream the adult Batman might have after falling asleep watching old episodes. »8/27/14 11:00pm8/27/14 11:00pm

Get ready to fall in love with Veronica Mars all over again

Veronica Mars was a teen sleuth whose superpower was storytelling. She was adroit at making up clever lies and crafting fake identities, but it was always in the service of piecing together the truth — which was another story she constructed. Now she's starring in a big crowd-funded movie, which turns out to be about… »3/14/14 12:00pm3/14/14 12:00pm

Watch out: This book is addictively brilliant!

Ian Tregillis' Something More Than Night is one of those books that manages to be both clever and exciting — you want to pause to admire all the brilliant ideas he's tossing around, but you have to keep turning pages to see how it'll turn out. This tale of angels is so brilliant, you might even forgive its nonsensical… »12/23/13 7:59pm12/23/13 7:59pm

Warren Ellis' Gun Machine Is a Blood-Soaked Hymn to New York Gun Fetishism

Famed comic book writer Warren Ellis has just published his second novel, Gun Machine, a noir detective tale set five minutes into the future, when private security companies are on the cusp of taking over police departments and mobile phones have become bendy pieces of plastic. A serial killer is on the loose in… »2/04/13 2:40pm2/04/13 2:40pm