“I was a monster,” Malvo said. “If you look up the definition, that’s what a monster is. I was a ghoul. I was a thief. I stole people’s lives.
I did someone else’s bidding just because they said so. . . . There is no rhyme or reason or sense.”
Arguably, DC's first punk band
was the father/son duo called White Boy
. The two, Mr Ott and Jake Whipp
(real names: James & Glenn Kowalski) self released their records
own label, Doodly Squat
are also known to be the first punk
record owned by Minor Threat frontman Ian Mackaye.
The full story of White Boy is much darker
and hasn't been fully put together in the collective recollection of the band. [more inside]
The Losers Cover Gallery
showcases the bold design sense and unique art style of UK comics artist Jock
, who also produced much of the interior art for the VERTIGO
series. Losely based on a WWII comic of the same name it became a fast paced action caper with a political edge under writer Andy Diggle
, and the covers reflect both the themes
and the cinematic style
of the comic.
Murders in Baltimore City/Washington D.C., displayed on Google's map of the area: 2005
As Man Lay Dying, Witnesses Turned Away
"D.C. police released a startling surveillance tape yesterday that shows a daylight killing at a Northeast Washington gas station and witnesses doing nothing to report the crime or tend to the victim as he lay bleeding on the concrete." Is this just a product of D.C.'s crime and chaos or signficant of a more callous nation?
A good New Yorker piece
on George Pelecanos, who is my favorite crime author not just for his skills, but because he sets his novels in D.C.