There is no shortage of insufferable, stuck-up snobs across the Atlantic and around the world who declare "America has no culture," but when you get right down to it, no other country does a better job of exporting its culture than the U.S. of A. Early American art and literature took most of its cues from Europe, but it didn't take long for the New World to find its voice. Just as jazz is a uniquely American contribution to music, the raw, unsentimental rhythm of hard-boiled crime fiction is its literary equivalent. Tonight, a baker's half dozen of today's two-fisted purveyors of pulp... More >>>