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Calendar, Night&Day A Couple on the Rocks

A Couple on the Rocks

Well-dressed, well-lubricated urbanites Nick and Nora Charles made their first screen appearance in 1934 in The Thin Man, personifying a uniquely upper-crust, down-to-earth breed of New York fauna. Trading caustic-but-loving bon mots while knocking back trays of newly legal martinis…
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Calendar, Night&Day Sam Spade in a Chariot

Sam Spade in a Chariot

The names Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler usually conjure images of detectives, wiseguys, and an unbearably cute terrier named Asta — not gladiators, emperors, and Christian-eating lions. Nonetheless, San Francisco author Kelli Stanley calls her latest novel, The Curse-Maker, “Roman…
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