French idiom meaning, literally, "The red and the black."

  1. Refers to the colored pattern of the roulette wheel.
  2. Title of Stendhal's 1830 masterpiece, which Al Gore called his favorite work of literature during the 2000 presidential election.
  3. Lyric in Jackson Browne's song, "The Barricades of Heaven," later covered by Warren Zevon.
  4. Title of 1923 abstract expressionist painting by Maurice Wyckaert.