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Dark Times in Austin With Noir City
The czar of noir Eddie Muller on Walter White and classic dread
"...lid, dust off your trench coat, and get wise. Noir City Austin is blowing into town, and is set..."

Feb. 16, 2014 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Letters at 3AM: BigBoy's 'Slap Noir'
James BigBoy Medlin's 'Slap Noir' changed my life in a most concrete fashion
"...a thick manuscript. I loved the title – Slap Noir – and was terrified to read it. First, because..."

March 7, 2014 Column by Michael Ventura

Zen Noir
A hard-boiled detective investigates a murder at a Buddhist monastery.
"...o’clock shadow – the nameless Detective (Sharp) of Zen Noir is at the bottom of a bottle when a..."

Oct. 13, 2006 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Noir City Finds a Woman on the Run
How a film festival resurrected a lost thriller twice
"...saying, we only kill the ones we love? Film Noir Foundation president Eddie Muller knows that, and that's why..."

May 8, 2015 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Cartoon Noir
"...Serrazina, Suzan Pitt, Piotr Dumala and Jiri Barta. Having noir in the title may give this anthology of animated..."

Sept. 15, 2000 Movie Review by Robert Faires

Noir City Emerges From the Shadows
Film festival delves into film noir deep cuts
"...attitude in many of them, coining the term film noir. That phrase at first described just a small grouping..."

May 19, 2017 Screens Feature by Louis Black

Neo Noir Is the New Black
'Neo-teurs' Shane Black and Brian Helgeland discuss film noir
"...end well, and we are in the company of noir...."

Oct. 27, 2013 Screens Post by Neha Aziz

Weekend Wine: Pinot Noir at a Reasonable Price
Four Austin dudes shake up the red wine world
"...most beguiling red wine in the world, a Pinot Noir from France’s Burgundy area...."

May 30, 2020 Food Post by Wes Marshall

Austin Fashion Week: Go Local for 'Noir & Encore'
Austin Fashion Week gala benefits Arc of the Capital Area
"...on Austin fashion designers, Saturday's Austin Fashion Week soiree, Noir & Encore, would be a good place to start...."

May 3, 2013 Design Post by Anne Harris

July Is Crime Month: Noir at the Bar
Hard liquor and hardboiled writers mix it up at Opal's South
"...little kick to my slip into crime. Which puts Noir at the Bar right up my crime alley...."

July 7, 2014 Books Post by Robert Faires

Noir City Film Festival Redefines the All-American Genre
Black, white, and red all over
"...Muller wrote Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir. Bringing a more populist approach to the study of..."

May 17, 2019 Screens Feature by Matthew Monagle

Noir City Film Festival Returns
This year's Noir City Film Festival highlights a forgotten master
"...If there's a usual suspect when it comes to noir films, it's author Cornell Woolrich. According to Eddie Muller,..."

May 8, 2015 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Akashic's 'USA Noir' Takes You Hostage in a Good Bad Way
This new crime anthology's got more swank items than an uptown fence
"...itself, on landing, into a thick paperback called USA Noir: Best of the Akashic Noir Series...."

Nov. 6, 2013 Books Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

ColdTowne Theater's Deja Noir
Double Indemnity provides the structure for an improvised and hilarious riff on those dark crime films out of the past
"...Deja Noir features plenty of these talents. Directed by Sandra Annell..."

Feb. 9, 2018 Arts Review by Shanon Weaver

A Life Reconstructed in Noir Classic The Killers
A death in New Jersey
"...line from the doomed protagonist of Robert Siodmak's 1946 noir The Killers ends up being his last, setting off..."

June 21, 2019 Screens Feature by Julian DeBerry

Orson Welles Refracts Noir in The Lady From Shanghai
It's the maverick director versus the world at AFS Cinema
"...Wake and the latest entry in Austin Film Society's Noir Canon. Noir was seen as a formula that studios..."

June 28, 2019 Screens Feature by Julian DeBerry

The Austin Film Society's Noir Canon Travels the Mean Streets
The city is the star of the AFS film series
"...The need to return to the most essential noir over the years is a justifiable impulse. Idiosyncratic directors..."

Nov. 23, 2018 Screens Feature by Julian DeBerry

'Death to Smoochy': Though in Color, It Is a Film Noir
"...Black," Screens, July 9] May I recommend a film noir? The most unconventional of them, of course. It’s recent,..."

July 19, 2010 Postmarks

Austin Film Festival Review: DC Noir
George Pelecanos gives us glimpses of Washington crime and life
"...director in his own right in crime anthology DC Noir...."

Nov. 4, 2019 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin's Noir at the Bar Presents Stuart Neville
Irish author of Those We Left Behind trades shots with fellow crime writers Mike McCrary, Jesse Sublett, and Gabino Iglesias
"...that has a kick to it. That's what makes Noir at the Bar such a smart concept. This series,..."

Oct. 2, 2015 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

'Slap Noir'
BigBoy Medlin's dark comic novel of West Texas: an excerpt
"...Michael Ventura explained how James BigBoy Medlin's novel Slap Noir changed his life, inspiring him to launch LettersAt3amPress, an..."

July 18, 2014 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Houston Noir Anthology Explores H-Town Badness
Akashic Books steps into East Texas' unforgiving sprawl
"...the sorts of people you'll encounter in this Houston Noir anthology from Akashic Books. It's part of Akashic's ongoing..."

July 19, 2019 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

"Dawn Okoro: Punk Noir" at the Carver Museum
The artist provides a corrective to preconceived notions of punk, exploring the ethos through black personal style
"...their style, and hers, in an exhibition called "Punk Noir" preclude the punk kiss of death, "poser." The solo..."

May 11, 2018 Arts Review by Melany Jean

Small Town Crime Is a Nasty Bit of Noir
The Nelms brothers and John Hawkes team up for trouble
"...The Long Goodbye. Like Altman's era-defining anti-thriller, this revisionist noir finds what writer/directors Ian Nelms and Eshom Nelms call..."

March 10, 2017 Screens Feature by Sean L. Malin

Black Pumas Singer Eric Burton Stars in New Sci-Fi Noir Devexity
Luke Lidell-directed short raises questions of real vs. simulation
"...The sci-fi, film noir short, written and directed by Austin-area filmmaker Luke Lidell,..."

Sept. 20, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

'Slap Noir'
BigBoy Medlin's dark comic novel of West Texas: an excerpt
"...Excerpted from Slap Noir by James BigBoy Medlin. Copyright 2014 by James BigBoy..."

July 18, 2014 Arts Feature by James BigBoy Medlin

Dark Times in Austin With Noir City
The czar of noir Eddie Muller on Walter White and classic dread

Feb. 28, 2014 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

Quien es Mas Noir: James Crumley and James Ellroy are Coming to Town
"...books became international bestsellers. Ellroy has taken the American noir tradition to new heights and new depths of darkness..."

Dec. 6, 1996 Books Feature

East Texas Noir
Joe R. Lansdale's Hap and Leonard get a swampy series

Feb. 26, 2016 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

'Slap Noir'
BigBoy Medlin's dark comic novel of West Texas: an excerpt

July 18, 2014 Arts Feature by Michael Ventura

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