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Posted On Dezember 31, 2021By James GradyIn Highlights, Highlights 2021

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Our Train by James Grady   Riding Train 2021You. Me. Everybody.Wearing masks even if no one else can see them.Somebody coughs.Steel wheels go klak-klak, klak-klak.Train 2021’s windows flash its days and nights.              The Mad Orange Clown „reality TV“ star President blew his red rubber ball nose so his fans donned video game costumes of Viking horns and ransacked the American freedom that dared to tell him: „You’re fired.“ In Germany, the leaders changed with smiles, respect, flowers.Is that where this train is going?              Scenes out our windows:I hear songs from other trains andRead More

Posted On Dezember 31, 2020By James GradyIn Highlights, Highlights 2020

James Grady: … Condor, again …

Our Never-Ending Story by James Grady             This is the horror and crime stories year we all want to end.             The year 2020 will end, but its story won’t stop.             You all know the story of our now’s horrors and crimes.             The horror of a virus so-far killing 1,503,000 human beings who used to walk this planet with us. The horror of millions of our still-living citizens who wave their cellphones that science gave them but refuse to follow science and wear masks to keep from killing their neighbors and suiciding themselves.              The crimes ofRead More
Jungleland by James Grady             Outside where your world now shelters race the streets of our gone yesterdays that made sense. ‚Wasn’t that you knew what was going on, was that you could feel the walls around you, the floor beneath your feet.              Those yesterdays left on a midnight virus train from the minds of Albert Camus, Stephen King, Edgar Alan Poe, Kurt Vonnegut and zombie movies.              Movies, what will we do now to fall in love with the magic that only comes from seeing movies together, strangers sharing a cinematicRead More

Posted On Februar 2, 2020By James GradyIn Crimemag, CrimeMag Februar 2020

James Grady: Our Year of the Beast

2019 is the year crime exploded our imaginations.             A year where „trustable“ newspapers‘ headlines read like mashups of Orwell and YouTube, „Blade Runner“ and „The Godfather“, „Mr. Robot“ and „Condor“, while we all struggle to be more than a data click.             Marvel at this year’s data.             Oil companies helping murder the planet their grandchildren need. Squads of killer cops roaming a country celebrated for sensuous sambas of love. Squads of killer cops roaming a dozen other countries. Bullies (finally) popped like balloons by brave women’s bullets. „Respectable“ banks from Panama to Switzerland toRead More