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The Pulpy Origins of Netflix's 'Typewriter'

Less polished than Netflix's usual fare, Sujoy Ghosh's new haunted house series, Typewriter, borrows from India's rich tradition of genre fiction.

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Everything You Wanted to Know About 'Pulp Fiction' Can Be Found in This One Handsome Volume

Jason Bailey leaves virtually no stone unturned as he traces Tarantino’s path from being a fellow movie lover to one of the world’s leading directors and the co-creator of one the most influential films.

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The Connoisseur of Crime, John D. MacDonald, Is Shadowing the E-Book World

Available again in ebook form, the crime classic Stephen King called "one of the greatest American novels of the 20th century", The End of Night, is ready for rediscovery by a new generation of readers.

Jeff Tompkins
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The 10 Greatest Movie Hitmen of All Time

With Pulp Fiction out on Blu-ray, it's time to champion the Top 10 contract killers of all time... men and women who make death their brazen business.

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Quentin Tarantino's Cinematic Reality

Quentin Tarantino is reliving his childhood cinema experiences, reinterpreting fractured moments of memory. Going to the movies is about an escape from our world, a mirror world at once familiar yet different.

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Print-On-Demand and the Future of Independent Publishing, Part 2

PopMatters speaks to major figureheads in the POD industry to determine where it is, what it can do, and most importantly, where it's going ...

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'The Sleepwalkers' Has Me Hoping Hollywood is Paying Attention

The Sleepwalkers is a taunt, gripping, and relentless read. It's full of literary MacGuffins and red herrings, not to mention the odd plot twist, and it will keep you turning the pages.

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Bye, Sally - Sally Menke (1953 - 2010)

Even in the middle of creative chaos, Tarantino was sure to always send his Sally a shout-out. Sadly, their subject can no longer hear them.

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I Love You, Buddy Man

If the gift industry can create Valentine's Day, why can't the Rockist found Buddy Day? Prepare yourself for a weekend of 'Buddy Movies' and brotherhood.

Books

The Resurrectionist by Jack O'Connell

Besotted on Kafka-esque absurdity and Herbert Asbury-like carnivals of crime, O'Connell is a pulp author of the first order, but it's possible that it's time for him to become a little more of a pulp writer.

Chris Barsanti
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The Black Lizard Big Book of Pulps

The good stories are terrific reads and the not-so-good stories are never dull.

Peter Swanson
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Gentlemen of the Road by Michael Chabon

Fans of Chabon will want to know that questions of identity here are sexual as well as religious and that these matters are artfully twined into the action.


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