Good morning. I haven't been posting much -- not at all, actually -- lately for two simple reasons: finishing book and art projects and travelling, and frankly there isn't much going on on the site beyond self-promo and book reviews. There seems to be little discussion of real matters, those things that brought me here in the first place. Hopefully that'll change over time.
But I hope this lands in the right place. There's a terrific article in The Daily Beast today: How Chester Himes Invented Noir. Himes was a very, very tough guy and, in my not-so-humble opinion, one of America's great muscular and under-rated writers.