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  1. 'Born to Run' turns 40 on Aug. 25Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 22 | NorthJersey.com

    ... prizefighter. Sounds a bit purple? Nothing compared to Springsteen - ready and willing to out-Chandler Raymond Chandler when it comes to gutter poetry: "There's an opera out on the Turnpike, There's a ballet being fought out in the alley." "At night ...

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  2. Summer Vacation: Hollywood on the dark and cheapRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Aug 17 | MarketWatch

    ... era, where things end badly. In addition to movies at night, we wanted to look for any vestiges of author Raymond Chandler, whose literary fiction takes place in a corrupt and changing Los Angeles, from the late 1930s through the 1950s. Nearly all ...

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  3. Catch film noir 'Double Indemnity' on the big screen July 19 and 20Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 | Examiner.com

    ... just to name a few of the iconic ingredients of noir. Adding even more to its ultimate noir status: author Raymond Chandler (who wrote "The Big Sleep" and "Farewell My Lovely") cowrote the screenplay with Wilder. At that year's Oscars, it was ...

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  4. Grandin to screen 'The Big Sleep'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 10, 2015 | Examiner.com

    ... involving a missing chauffeur, a shady book dealer, a crooked casino owner and pornography. Adapted from Raymond Chandler's brilliant hard-boiled detective novel, "The Big Sleep" started with great source material. Novelist William Faulkner was then ...

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  5. 'The Spoils of Babylon' on IFC a sendup of classic film noirRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 7, 2015 | Philly.com

    ... the hero into an investigation as outsized, meandering, and confusing as Humphrey Bogart's noodle-bending Raymond Chandler piece, The Big Sleep . The story leads Rock into a dark, deadly world populated by sexual predators, weirdos, and killers. And ...

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  6. Phil Austin, co-founder of Firesign Theatre, dies at 74Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 4, 2015 | The Washington Post

    Phil Austin, 74, a founding member of the Firesign Theatre, a satirical comedy group whose albums became a touchstone of the countercultural era, and who created the character of Nick Danger, a wacky detective with the mystical "third eye" power, died June 18 at his home on Fox Island, Wash. He was 74. It was through albums - Firesign recorded more than a dozen of them - that the group primarily earned its popularity.

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  7. Beach reads: 15 heart-stopping thrillers to dive into this summerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 2, 2015 | Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

    The Big Sleep , by Raymond Chandler A noir whodunit as guiltily enjoyable as breakfast-in-bed; it's as hardboiled as the egg and as pulpy as the juice. The actual mystery is so famously labyrinthine that, according to Hollywood apocrypha, when screenplay adapter William Faulkner contacted Chandler to ask who killed one of the characters, Chandler replied that he did not know.

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  8. The mystery of Dodgers' offense? He's on the caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 1, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    Mystery novelist and screenwriter Raymond Chandler, shown in a 1946 portrait, created private eye Philip Marlowe in the novels "The Big Sleep," "Farewell My Lovely," and "The Long Goodbye." Mystery novelist and screenwriter Raymond Chandler, shown in a 1946 portrait, created private eye Philip Marlowe in the novels "The Big Sleep," "Farewell My Lovely," and "The Long Goodbye."

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  9. Phil Austin, dies at 74; voice of Firesign Theatre's Nick DangerRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    Phil Austin, left, who was a founding member of Firesign Theatre, seen Feb. 21, 1980, with David Ossman, Philip Proctor and Peter Bergman, has died at 74. Phil Austin, left, who was a founding member of Firesign Theatre, seen Feb. 21, 1980, with David Ossman, Philip Proctor and Peter Bergman, has died at 74. In dorm rooms across the country in the late 1960s and early 1970s, sometimes through a haze of pot smoke, a recording could be heard that sounded like an old-time radio detective show mixed with Eastern mysticism. As many boomers know, Nick Danger was a character created by the highly satirical Firesign Theatre, a comedy group whose albums became a touchstone of the countercultural era.

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  10. The Recommender: Diana Budds, Former Alto Sax StarRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | Fast Company

    ... something potentially embarrassing instead? I played the alto sax from fifth grade up until college. 1. Raymond Chandler AND Criminal : My first recommendation is a two-for-one special. I've been reading Raymond Chandler lately. No one writes a ...

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  11. 'True Detective,' Season 2: First impressions of HBO's new season with Colin Farrell, Vince VaughnRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 12, 2015 | Newsday

    ... writer hoping to grapple with the most overexposed city on the planet escape awful cliches like this? Blame Raymond Chandler, I suppose: Grab that bottle of bourbon and pour it on a copy of "The Big Sleep," then light it, in a ceremonial ...

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  12. Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles: How the author foretold the Californian water crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | The Independent

    Raymond Chandler's Los Angeles is a parched, polluted paradise, where flora and fauna are being destroyed by urban sprawl. As the Californian drought continues, Rhys Griffiths examines an early, and unlikely, environmentalist Note: We do not store your email address but your IP address will be logged to prevent abuse of this feature.

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  13. Will Legal Blogs Survive, or Die Out?Read the original story

    May 1, 2015 | PrawfsBlawg

    ... legal blogs seems to have passed, or at least that the best of them are more fallow and/or routine (like Raymond Chandler's description of drinking tea) right now. Of course there is a chance that, with a first wave of blogs having popped up and a ...

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  14. This week in writing, October 18-24, 2009Read the original story w/Photo

    Oct 20, 2009 | Examiner.com

    ... I lived in it, in terms of all the aspirations which I tried to gather up within myself." October 24, 1958 Raymond Chandler begins writing his last novel . Raymond Chandler was born in Chicago in 1888 but was raised in the United Kingdom. After ...

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  15. Farewell, My Lovely is a stylish yet hollow affairRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 13, 2015 | The Georgia Straight

    By Aaron Bushkowsky. Based on the novel by Raymond Chandler. Directed by Craig Hall.

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  16. Compelling whodunit baffles and delightsRead the original story

    Mar 25, 2015 | Buenos Aires Herald

    ... and tone - a balance between mournfulness and inspired mayhem - often feel as if they were crafted by Raymond Chandler while under contract at Looney Tunes. Based on the 2009 novel by Thomas Pynchon - long considered unadaptable by even Hollywood's ...

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  17. Fiction mattersRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 23, 2015 | Sunday Herald

    I don't read crime novels to find out whodunnit. It would never occur to me to ask Raymond Chandler who killed the chauffeur in The Big Sleep That's not what I'm reading Chandler for to be honest.

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  18. UCLA incident makes one ask: Have we really come all that...Read the original story w/Photo

    Mar 20, 2015 | The San Diego Union-Tribune

    ... another Jewish woman who, like Beyda, lived in Los Angeles and studied law. The woman, a minor character in Raymond Chandler's detective classic "The Big Sleep" is described in a way I found indelible: "She had the fine-drawn face of an intelligent ...

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  19. John McVie buys Raymond Chandler haunt in BrentwoodRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | Los Angeles Times

    Fleetwood Mac bass guitarist John McVie was the buyer of writer Raymond Chandler's onetime home in Brentwood. The Brentwood home where novelist Raymond Chandler once lived was listed at $2.395 million and bought by Fleetwood Mac bass guitarist John McVie for $2.535 million.

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  20. List of the DayRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | NewMexiKen

    ... "Sometimes a Great Notion," by Ken Kesey 4. "The Call of the Wild," by Jack London 5. "The Big Sleep," by Raymond Chandler 6. "Animal Dreams," by Barbara Kingsolver 7. "Death Comes for the Archbishop," by Willa Cather 8. "The Day of the Locust," by ...

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