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LA Times MagazineA year in crime fiction, curated by Mysterious Bookshop maestro Otto Penzler...
The TV Guy - Orlando SentinelTelevision is marking the 100th anniversary of the Titanic disaster with major new programs. But the oldies still hold powerful appeal. Many Baby Boomers fondly remember the 1966 premiere of “The Time Tunnel” on ABC. That episode put two...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesZift Socialist Noir By Vladislav Todorov, translated from the Bulgarian by Joseph Benatov Paul Dry Books: 185 pp., $14.95 paper Of all the places to set a story of intrigue, Bulgaria has served as a choice exotic location for many writers, among...
Los Angeles TimesBruce Chatwin, the brilliant English writer and stylish nomad, died from AIDS in late 1989. His memorial service, held in a Greek Orthodox Cathedral in London on the day that Ayatollah Khomeini handed a death sentence to Chatwin's friend Salman Rushdie,...
Crime fiction, for good or for ill, adheres to a discrete series of states. Order out of chaos — that's the mystery novel, hard-boiled or cozy, in a nutshell. Chaos out of order — that's the ethos of noir. Those existential constraints are...
Zap2It.comWhen actors take a role, they'll often sketch out a backstory for their characters to help them figure out why they do the things they do. No such legwork was necessary, though, for Alfred Molina's latest role in TNT's miniseries "The Company." "The...
The poet Weldon Kees was born in Beatrice, Neb., in 1914, though what's best known about him is that on July 18, 1955, his car was found abandoned with the keys still in the ignition in a parking lot on the Marin County side of the Golden Gate Bridge....
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Zap2It.comThe tentative titled "The Thomas Crown Affair 2" is moving forward with "Showgirls" director Paul Verhoven at the helm. According to media reports, the long gestating project is based on both Eric Ambler's novel "The Light of Day" and the 1964 heist...
During the war years in the Balkans, on those chilly nights when you counted your blessings if you had a portable generator that provided enough light to read by, Alan Furst's spy novels offered pleasant diversion for many a foreign correspondent. Furst,...
There comes a point in a writer's career when reviewers start to look not just at the book on the "New Releases" table in the bookstore, but at the body of work as a whole. This sort of analysis usually happens when the number of potential books is...
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