New York Detectives Endowment Association cardsJanuary 1, 2016 – 10:34 am

New York Detectives Endowment Association cards

Receive the latest local updates in your inbox The I-Team has learned that so-called police courtesy cards,typically reserved for police family and friends, are being sold on the street with the promise they can get a buyer out of a traffic ticket, Chris Glorioso reports. Sergeants Benevolent Association Ed Mullins said the union will seek to put an end to the practice. (Published Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012) For years in New York City, it s been customary…

True Detective charactersDecember 24, 2015 – 10:24 am

True Detective characters

The diamonds Not a character, exactly, but they’re confusing as hell. They were first mentioned in Episode Three, when Bezzerides and Woodrugh opened the late Ben Caspere’s safe deposit box. We think the diamonds were in the box when they opened it, and then they were stolen from evidence later on, maybe after the shootout from episode four. We doubt even the writers of True Detective could explain the diamonds’ timeline, but the diamonds are currently…

True Detectives CasperNovember 30, 2015 – 07:34 am

True Detectives Casper

Lacey Terrell/HBO/ True Detective Vince Vaughn plays Frank Semyon on True Detective. Episode two follows all parties as they try to figure out who is behind Casper’s murder. However, the lead-up to the episode’s shocking ending gives us a whole lot to chew on. For starters, how Semyon got the intel about Casper’s second place. Semyon is on the warpath to make sure the creation of his rail line doesn’t get sabotaged due to Casper’s untimely death…

Literature QuotesOctober 24, 2015 – 11:03 pm

Literature Quotes

What follows are the best sourced quotes (or, if you will, quotations) from writers down the ages, 50 of the most awesome, moving, and inspiring things that writers have ever said in literature. At least, that’s what we here at Interesting Literature reckon – we hope you agree. Remember that quote from Abraham Lincoln, ‘The problem with quotes on the Internet is that it is hard to verify their authenticity.’ That joke is a reminder that we should…

Literature genres chartOctober 20, 2015 – 10:34 pm

Literature genres chart

WEEK 1: GENRE Genre typically refers to a category of works of literature that share common form, technique, style, or content. The major genres in literature are poetry, prose, and drama. Each of these categories can be further subdivided into what are known as sub-genres. RELATED TERMS LIST OF GENRES Essentially, genre is an exercise in categorization. Tiers and tiers of blissful categorization. For most purposes, all of fictional literature can…

True Detectives theme song lyricsDecember 22, 2014 – 05:17 pm

True Detectives theme song lyrics

On Jan. 12, when the opening credits for HBO’s “True Detective” began rolling, it marked the birth of TV’s latest cult hit and also the rebirth of a talented dark Americana band. The Handsome Family, comprised of husband and wife Brett and Rennie Sparks, has been releasing deeply haunting albums since 1995. They’ve built up a solid career over time, blending murder ballads with hidden histories and gaining fans like Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr…

Literature Trivia KidsJanuary 24, 2015 – 05:58 pm

Literature Trivia Kids

(Alamy) With the highly anticipated NBC special poised to air on Thursday, December 5th, the buzz around the iconic musical and film is palpable. You might be one of the millions of people who have grown up watching, but do you know your Sound of Music trivia? I recently had the opportunity to chat with each of the original child actors and confirmed a few trivia facts about them for my special Parade.com Sound of Music series and Whine At 9 podcast…