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John Le Carre

Why Are There So Few Women Directors?

Susanna White | Posted 05.11.2016 | Arts
Susanna White

When the last person ranted at me there were so few women directing movies because they would rather stay home with their children, I thought I was go...

AMC's The Night Manager: Redefining the Concept of Graveyard Shift at an Upscale Hotel

David Hinckley | Posted 04.18.2016 | Entertainment
David Hinckley

Colman makes Burr into a scrappy, clever and appropriately hard-nosed underdog, while the six hours allows room for many of the supporting players to develop nuances, endearing and otherwise.

Man of Mystery: The Dark Truth of John le Carré

The Lineup | Posted 04.08.2016 | Crime
The Lineup

Credit: Wikipedia All fiction writers lead double lives. There's the life they lead among friends, and the life led on the page. English writer John ...

The Latest Threats to Freedom in Hong Kong

Jeffrey Wasserstrom | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics
Jeffrey Wasserstrom

While the main trend in Berlin after the Wall came down was for all of the city to become influenced by the freer public sphere that existed on the Checkpoint Charlie side, in Hong Kong, the opposite kind of trend, that of a free zone getting more constrained rather than a controlled becoming less controlled.

Choose the Good No Matter What

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 11.11.2016 | Entertainment
Peter A. Georgescu

Bridge of Spies is a first-rate movie, which goes without saying when Spielberg is directing, but it's especially true with this film. It's John Le Ca...

Graveyard of Memories: A Talk With Barry Eisler

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.11.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Barry Eisler's John Rain novels are the "Tiffany" of assassin-oriented, suspense thrillers. The recently released Graveyard of Memories is a prequel t...

A Whistleblower's Wish for Edward Snowden

Jeremiah Horrigan | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Jeremiah Horrigan

Let a jury hear a man speak from his conscience, let them recognize the risk he's taken to speak to them and let that jury compare his words and actions to a government that will insist he's nothing more than a common criminal.

Philip Seymour Hoffman Has A German Accent In 'A Most Wanted Man'

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment

Philip Seymour Hoffman dons a thick German accent for "A Most Wanted Man," a new thriller which finds Hoffman starring as a security official who rais...

John le Carré Causes Author's Foxhunting Accident

Linda Howard Urbach | Posted 06.25.2013 | Comedy
Linda Howard Urbach

I knew Le Carré had a fondness for fox hunting and so I rented an authentic Lady's Victorian riding costume. Then I drove to St. Buryan a small village in Cornwall and stopping by the local stables, I arranged to hire a horse for the hunt.

How To Create An Author Hoax On Twitter

Posted 01.02.2013 | Books

This time last year, people were reporting that author and known technophobe Cormac McCarthy was on Twitter. Last month, both Philip Roth and John le ...

Forget the Film Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy: See the BBC Original

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.30.2012 | Entertainment
Eric Margolis

Writing about films is not something I often do, but as an old Cold Warrior who has covered intelligence matters for decades and been involved in a few, the thrilling book Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy is right up my dark alley.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy Is No Easy Watch

Chris Krapek | Posted 03.13.2012 | Chicago
Chris Krapek

Absorbing and fully understanding this movie is work. You must give your full and undivided attention to process every minute detail -- it could be a clue! Better think twice before that large popcorn and soda.

New Thrillers and James Bond to Watch This Holiday Season

Brad Balfour | Posted 02.24.2012 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Exotic locations, fast cars, beautiful women, and crazy gadgets are the excitements in today's cinematic thrillers -- whether they be spy-oriented, crime adventure, or a suspense mystery.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Tomas Alfredson on Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy

Dan Persons | Posted 02.10.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Long for the heady, Cold War days of espionage? Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy rallies a stellar cast to tell a tale deception and conspiracy. It's dark, it's tense, and it makes James Bond look like Maxwell Smart's less-incisive brother.

Oldman Praises Brit Spies As He Tinkers With Smiley Role | Posted 09.09.2011 | Home

When Gary Oldman learned that he would be playing world-weary British spy George Smiley, he knew the best research would be to ask a real spy what the...

The Man Who Doesn't Like Prizes Gets Another | Alison Flood | Posted 08.21.2011 | Books

John le Carré might have withdrawn from the running for the Man Booker International prize because he "doesn't compete for literary awards", but the ...

Five Great Thrillers

Bill Quigley | Posted 06.18.2011 | Books
Bill Quigley

Here are a couple of the best thrillers I have read recently -- some new, some familiar authors. Enjoy!

2011 Man Booker International Prize Finalists Announced | Posted 05.30.2011 | Books

The Finalists' List was announced by the chair of judges, Rick Gekoski at a press conference held at the University of Sydney, on Wednesday 30 March 2...

John le Carre's 'Our Kind of Traitor' Is About Money Laundering

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

Of all of le Carré's novels, this is the one that makes me feel like a child. What le Carré is telling us here is that there is something that might be called the country of money. It has no boundaries. There are no "sides."

Top UK Children's Books For Christmas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 12-strong list is produced jointly by the Booksellers Association and Book Marketing Limited, and is the first marketing campaign for the new Indi...

John Le Carre

Telegraph | Anita Singh, Showbusiness Editor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"I dislike Bond. I'm not sure that Bond is a spy. I think that it's a great mistake if one's talking about espionage literature to include Bond in thi...

Top 10 African Crime Novels

The Guardian | Michael Stanley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The African crime writing duo pick the best books in their field, from established greats Agatha Christie and John Le Carré to newer names on the sce...

Le Carré Moves to Viking

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bestselling author John le Carré has switched houses....

Best Forgotten Books: Writers Pick Their Favorites

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In 1999, the L.A. Times asked dozens of writers to look back at the prior century and share books they considered lost treasures -- books they loved t...