If you liked The Black Dahlia, you’ll love (possibly) my review of James Ellroy’s My Dark Places, published in The Nation in 1996. This is my first attempt at uploading a PDF, which seems like an easier way of dealing with clips when I don’t have them in text form. Let’s try it! Hey, that’s handy—at least in this browser, it just comes right up on screen.
(Note from 2011: R.I.P. John Leonard, who assigned me that piece, and farewell to Elaine’s, where John took me to meet Ellroy. What a great memory that is.)
Hello! I’m Emily Gordon, a content strategist, critic, and copywriter. Emdashes, born in 2004, spent its formative years as a New Yorker fan blog. (The project garnered some nice compliments and press.) It’s now a collection of conversations—generally civilized—about punctuation, magazines, movies, design, and other things that stir me.
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