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An Analysis of Alfred Hitchcock's Thriller, Rebecca

Rebecca Conroy | Posted 02.04.2016 | Arts
Rebecca Conroy

I have chosen to analyze Rebecca in terms of Hitchcock's use of genre and how it contributes to, complicates or takes away from the film.

My Top Five Mystery Reads

Alexandra Monir | Posted 01.18.2015 | Books
Alexandra Monir

After spending this past weekend discussing what makes a truly great mystery novel at the Bouchercon World Mystery Convention, I found myself analyzing my favorites. Why did these particular books have such a hold on my imagination?

First Nighter": A Feeble "Fable," A Lively "So, This Then is Life"

David Finkle | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

When Chandra (Dawn-Lyen Gardner) slips happily through an upstage door to smell the trellis roses at the start of A Fable, David Van Asselt's new play at the Cherry Lane, it's the extremely naïve theater-goer who won't immediately guess that the young girl's innocent joy isn't going to last much longer.

Cassandra King Goes Southern Gothic With MOONRISE

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 12.09.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

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Authors Amid the Rock Bands on YouTube

Dave Astor | Posted 11.07.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Some people (like me!) are so busy reading books that they don't bother much with moving-image media such as films and TV. But what about watching YouTube videos relating to ... authors!

The Appeal of Fiction Juxtaposition

Dave Astor | Posted 10.09.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

Most of us have a certain routine, so it's exciting to pick up a book and end up in another time, place, and situation. To make this experience even more intense, I often try to follow a novel I just read with one that's very different.

Famous Authors Related by Blood or Marriage

Dave Astor | Posted 10.21.2011 | Books
Dave Astor

The Bronte sisters weren't alone in blood being as thick as ink.

Book Review: Claire Seeber's 'Lullaby' Reinvents 'Rebecca'

The Washington Post | Maureen Corrigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The "Rebecca" template is in place: a mousy younger wife in sexual thrall to an older and richer husband -- a handsome enigma of a man who has secrets...

Alexandria: An Author's Tour

The Guardian | TS Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Alexandria is not an obvious tourist destination, but it's worth taking a few days out to discover why this layered cake of a city has been muse to so...