Today in culture: Purity Ring gets a New York Times nod, Random House goes all Harry Crane on our asses and launches a TV department, and the sanctity of the gangster film is questioned.
-Warner Brother’s history of violence.
-Meanwhile, David Mitchell contemplates gangster films through the ages.
-Tales from the Big House: A gallery of prison fiction.
-At last! A written history of assholism.
-Stefan Zweig’s imperfect marriage.
-The Bowery Poetry Club has closed.