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In Defense of Danielle Steel

(0) Comments | Posted August 9, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Danielle Steel recently set off a furor by posting a comment to her personal blog -- she complained that men often paint female fiction writers as unserious and frivolous -- and was particularly irked by some male comments that seemed to belittle her work. As one of the most successful...

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In Memory of Vince Flynn

(9) Comments | Posted June 20, 2013 | 4:40 PM

It was a typical afternoon in the CNN makeup room. The room was full of people. Chaos, pandemonium and bedlam were all having a pre-production meeting. Writers were running in and out making changes in the scripts, asking for anchor input. Guests were quaking in the makeup chairs, hyper-anxious about...

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Dan Brown's Inferno, The Council on Foreign Relations and Bird Flu

(4) Comments | Posted May 21, 2013 | 6:01 PM

I love a good thriller. I write them myself, filled with colorful bad guys with evil plots to conquer the world. But the new Dan Brown book, Inferno, caught my attention on several levels -- his understanding of a current global threat, and his misrepresentation of an organization that has...

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Why Break the Ice? Talking About the New "Great Game"

(2) Comments | Posted May 16, 2013 | 4:57 PM

We love to think of the Arctic as a beautiful pristine wilderness, populated by polar bears floating along on giant ice floes. A fantasy world that most people will never see, except in wildlife documentaries.

But many countries view the Arctic as a source of untapped wealth. Hidden deep below...

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