Month: October 2020

French working class noir

The birth of a genre, French noir 1930 – 1960 When thinking of “film noir” the names that spring immediately to mind are Alfred Hitchcock, John Huston, Orson Welles, Raoul Walsh, Sam Fuller… Humphrey Bogart, Edward G Robinson, Barbara Stanwyck,… Read More ›

Would you like a Bushbaby?

Phil Hall Someone from the countryside was selling a young bush-baby in a corner of Dar-es-Salaam market. Mom was smitten. She bought it. Let’s see this creature sweet enough to melt Mom’s resolve. Look, boys. she said, coming in through the door…. Read More ›

a genie’s ease

When poets are publishers, other poets forget to notice them as poets. Thus, Todd Swift has remained a hidden diamond. So, to highlight his work, it delights us at Ars Notoria to bring his poem to you this month. It plays at many levels concealing the harshness directed elsewhere from the poem’s apparent impression!