The Crime Lady

  • March 09, 2017 The Crime Lady #076: Absent, With Leave

    Wednesday night I heard Jami Attenberg in conversation with Alexander Chee about her new book, *All Grown Up*. Alex and Jami are longtime friends and they conversed with that easy sense of solidarity ...

  • February 24, 2017 The Crime Lady #075: Murders, Journalists, Shadows, and More

    So first let me start with a bit of news, now that word is getting out: I am pleased to be among the contributors to *Alive in Shape and Color*, the follow-up anthology

  • February 03, 2017 The Crime Lady #074: Making Time to Read

    Let's face it: we're all having trouble concentrating. Events since January 20 have made our jaws drop, our fists rise, our feet march, and the day-to-day of life and work seem trivial and weird. I fe...

  • January 19, 2017 The Crime Lady #073: Talking with Emma Flint, Author of 'Little Deaths'

    When the book deal for Emma Flint's debut novel *Little Deaths* was announced in September 2015, I felt more than a little odd. Just two months earlier, I published an essay at *Hazlitt*

  • January 13, 2017 The Crime Lady #072: Links and Assortments

    First of all, welcome, new subscribers! There seem to be quite a lot of you and I'm glad of that. This week's TCL dispatch is a little different. Mostly because I've neglected to link out to pieces in...

  • January 05, 2017 The Crime Lady #071: What's Up, 2017

    We did it, we survived 2016. And we will survive this year, too. Hello and welcome on this second anniversary (or thereabouts) of *TCL*. And like last January, I want to start the changing of the year...

  • December 09, 2016 The Crime Lady #070: The Crime List

    The last newsletter was short. This one will not be.

  • December 05, 2016 The Crime Lady #069: Life is a Math Problem

    It's been a while, so it'll be a two-newsletter week. I'm going to keep this dispatch on the shorter side.

  • November 17, 2016 The Crime Lady #068: After

    It's been more than a week and I still feel flummoxed. How did this happen? What have we done? Is there only before, and then after, or did we only expose the truth of this "after" state that's existe...

  • November 02, 2016 The Crime Lady #067: We Can Make It Through the Week

    We're so close to the end of this stupefying year of shattered boundaries, horrendous invective, and perpetual stress. Let's get through the next few days with as much of our sanity as we can muster. ...