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Book review: 'The Best American Noir of the Century'

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Promotional poster for the noir festival on Saturday. The Pen Center USA

Noir stories focus on gritty crimes and hardened detectives. The genre was popular in the 1940s and '50s. Book critic David Kipen joins us to review the film noir anthology, "The Best American Noir of the Century." Mark your calendars: Kipen will be participating in the Five by Five Noir festival on Oct. 29 at 6 p.m.


David Kipen, book critic and founder of the Boyle Heights lending library Libros Schmibros.

Click here to find out more about Five by Five: Los Angeles Writers Read Classic Noir

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