The Sidewalks of New York How author Paul Auster’s seminal New York Trilogy reenergised the crime fiction genre. by Sam Weiss Fashion Fix Images of the Rana Plaza warehouse collapse in Savar – a sub-district of the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka – shocked the world last April, drawing attention to the horrific conditions experienced by textile workers in the region and, along with them, the ugly side of “fast fashion”. So how are those companies responding? by Niamh Hynes Graphic Novelist With its graphic depictions of violence and its explosive storyline, Slaughter’s Hound is a fine example of crime writing from one of Ireland’s best contemporary authors of the genre. Declan Burke talks about his latest novel, its links to Irish mythology, those Raymond Chandler comparisons and getting Steve Buscemi to play his creation Harry Rigby. by Nadene Ryan Crime or Punishment? The Moral Dilemmas of Park Chan-wook How South Korea’s greatest filmmaker has twisted the nation’s black-and-white approach to the law by depicting moral violence with enthralling shades of grey. by James Hendicott Allegiance to Chaos Violent crimes are etched throughout the history of black metal, one of metal music’s most divisive sub-genres. by Jonathan Keane Hard Knock Life: On the Films of Abel Ferrara Maverick filmmaker Abel Ferrara has captured the grit and grime of New York City like few others before or since. by Michael A. Gonzales Grinder Man Though his unauthorised MF DOOM collaboration has attracted him a whole new fanbase, rapper/producer Grip Grand has been an underground hip-hop hero for years. by Dean Van Nguyen Stealing Music, One Song and Station Identification at a Time Before the days of file sharing and Internet piracy, one fledgling music buff had no idea making a cassette tape copy of Cream’s Disraeli Gears was illegal. by Joe Tangari The Hands of Time For one viewer, Michael Mann’s 2004 crime thriller Collateral offered a glimpse into his future. by Kenji Jasper Manipulated Minds Need To Make An Escape: Blackalicious and The Making of Melodica Two decades on from the release of their debut EP Melodica, hip-hop duo Blackalicious speak about its creation. by David Ma Also includes Criminal Mind Over the space of 16 years, the Grand Theft Auto Series has transformed the way gaming is perceived by the general public and media, sucking up countless hours of gamers’ lives in the process. by Colm Gorey Neal Baer: The Psychology of Crime Neal Baer’s work in crime fiction stretches from Law & Order: SVU to penning the crime novel Killswitch. by Orla Ni Sheaghdha A National Treasure:The Crazy Career of Nicholas Cage To mark Nic Cage’s 50th birthday, we count out some of the Hollywood maverick’s most bizarre moments. by Jesse Melia & more
Editors, writers and guests of One More Robot come together for an evening of readings and discussion at The Winding Stair Bookshop and Cafe to mark the release of the latest edition. 'The Crime Issue' features all new writing on the thorny topics of murder, theft and other indiscretions, from the authors and filmmakers who work within the crime genre to music piracy and true crime. The issue will be available to purchase for the very first time on the night.