Smino's Silky-Smooth New Album 'Noir' Is Here

Dreezy, Valee, and Ravyn Lenae all feature on the St. Louis rapper's second studio album.


The 13 Best Murder Mysteries on Netflix Will Make You a Detective

Grab your hat, trench coat, and favorite smokes—things are about to get grisly.


'Movie Genre Brawl Clouds,' Today's Comic by Michael Kupperman

All the greatest fights in movie history took place inside giant condensation clusters.


Mysterious Noir Vibes Infuse This Ghostly Animation

Distilled photographic compositions create a mysterious, enigmatic feel in Art&Graft​'s animated short. ​


Bob Odenkirk's 'Girlfriend's Day' Is the Perfect Valentine's Antidote

The greeting-card noir premieres on Netflix tomorrow.


Disemballerina's New Video for "Impaled Matador" Paints Mania and Depression in Gorgeous Noir

The Portland chamber doom trio's new video pairs a doomed ballerina with crackling silent film and dreams of self-evisceration.


Taxidermy, Matchbooks, and Satire Meet in One Show

A three-person show at the beinArt Gallery in Australia has us curious.


Explore an Artist’s Beautiful Dark Twisted Alien Fractal Fantasy

“Foreign Philosophy” is based on nightmares, but it’s really more like a beautiful, dark dream.


Why Is America So Fascinated with the Booze Famous Mobsters Drank?

In a new book by Scott M. Deitche called "Cocktail Noir," the true crime writer explores the bonds between cocktails and organized crime.


We Talked to the Godfather of Crime Fiction, James Ellroy, About the Bygone Days of the LAPD

The noir author chatted with us about "the perv zone of greater LA" and why he wishes it could be 1953 again.


Life's a Movie in This Virtual Reality Point-and-Click Video Game

Point and click games were made for virtual reality.


Paul Thomas Anderson on Why He Made 'Inherent Vice'

"Any time a new book of Pynchon's has come out—at least since I've been around—it's like I hang the 'do not disturb' sign on the door and don't come out until it's done."