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A Tasty, Steampunk Treat

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 03.10.2015 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

The cover copy calls Dennis O'Flaherty's King of the Cracksmen a steampunk entertainment. The novel is that and more. Reading this book is like quaffing strong espresso on a rocket bound for a cognac bar on the far side of the moon.

Ayoub Qanir Takes Time to Cannes

Ann Reynolds | Posted 03.05.2015 | Arts
Ann Reynolds

What do you get when you mix a finance manager, artist, industrial designer, and a nanotechnologist? A film writer and director that knows how to steal Time.

Claire Fallon

Why Everyone's Talking About 'The Girl On The Train'

HuffingtonPost.com | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.04.2015 | Books

When Gone Girl burst onto the scene in 2012, with its intoxicating tale of marriage gone wrong and its fist-pump-inducing rant on the Cool Girl, the s...

P.D. James: Master of the Modern Detective Novel

Khanh Ho | Posted 02.02.2015 | Books
Khanh Ho

I think this is the stroke of genius on P.D. James's part: creating a character from this cloth. Dalgliesh is the dream child of the frustrated novelist, for he can make striking observations and connections that a more down-to-earth gumshoe simply cannot make.

Serial: Why Is It So Popular?

Khanh Ho | Posted 01.26.2015 | Media
Khanh Ho

That's how Serial is supposed to get you: The feeling of true waiting -- something that is lost in our digital culture where all things are instantaneously present simultaneously -- is a novel sensation. Pardon the pun.

These Are The States With The Most Open Missing Persons Cases

Posted 11.20.2014 | Entertainment

It’s the unthinkable in the age of connectivity. A spouse doesn’t arrive home on time; a colleague fails to show up for work; a child never makes ...

Amelia Earhart Found? Not Everyone Agrees

Richard Bangs | Posted 01.07.2015 | Travel
Richard Bangs

All of TIGHAR artifacts can be quite easily proven to be nothing to do with Amelia Earhart, which is unsurprising considering that their theory makes no logical sense. Earhart's radio messages from just before she disappeared show clearly that she was in the general vicinity of her destination.

Review: R.G. Belsky Explores the Heart of Darkness in The Kennedy Connection

Holly Cara Price | Posted 01.04.2015 | Books
Holly Cara Price

Belsky's novel is a fascinating character study of disgraced journalist Gil Malloy, on the hunt for a serial killer who may very well be in possession of a long-buried secret that could reveal the rotted, corrupt truth behind the Kennedy assassination.

The Uncertain Woods of Faith

Rabbi Menachem Creditor | Posted 12.25.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Menachem Creditor

The French Jewish philosopher Emanuel Levinas teaches that what makes Torah holy is its infinite meaning. Holiness is therefore defined by inexhaustible possibility.

These 6 Creepy, Abandoned Islands Are Definitely Not Suitable for Your Next Vacation

Posted 02.05.2015 | Entertainment

Don’t let Hawaii or Tahiti fool you: islands are scary. For every tropical paradise, there’s some Shutter Island or Island of Dr. Moreau -- from w...

"The Golem of Hollywood": A Grisly L.A. Mystery

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 12.09.2014 | Books
Dora Levy Mossanen

They have a way of scaring you, of chasing sleep away, these psychological thrillers that send your heart thumping. Imagine, then, what you are in for when two masters of the genre decide to collaborate.

Ripped From the Headlines: A Discussion About the Latest Jack the Ripper News

Davian Hoffman | Posted 12.02.2014 | Crime
Davian Hoffman

Last month, new discoveries about the identity of Jack the Ripper hit the news and, as expected, debate took over about the validity of the claim, specifically the items and processes involved.

Why Do Women Read More Novels Than Men?

Warren Adler | Posted 11.16.2014 | Books
Warren Adler

There is statistical evidence showing that adult women read more novels than men, attend more book clubs than men, use libraries more than men, buy more books than men, take more creative writing courses than men, and probably write more works of fiction than men. If women suddenly stopped reading, the novel would nearly disappear.

Eden Baylee Is a Stranger at Sunset

Loren Kleinman | Posted 10.25.2014 | Books
Loren Kleinman

When I set out to write full-time, I started with erotica as it was a genre I knew well. I've been reading it since I was 11, but I also knew I would not write it forever. I wanted to challenge myself by writing a novel.

The Truth About the Harry Quebert Affair: Book Review

Peter Clothier | Posted 10.15.2014 | Books
Peter Clothier

It's summer reading time for The Buddha Diaries. I just finished this (mostly) entertaining mystery novel by Joel Dicker... Imagine you're doing a j...

Raising the Dead: Horror and Haunting in Tessa Harris's The Lazarus Curse

Brandy L. Schillace | Posted 09.27.2014 | Books
Brandy L. Schillace

The figures of open wombs, many with the child still inside, offer mute revelations about birth's darker side -- and Tessa Harris expertly explores just such grim shadows.

Visit the Mysterious Ruins of New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Roadtrippers | Posted 09.23.2014 | Travel
Roadtrippers

New Smyrna Beach, an eclectic little seaside city in central Florida, has a mysterious secret that historians haven't been quite able to crack: th...

The Crime Buff's Guide to Comic Con International: San Diego 2014

Davian Hoffman | Posted 09.14.2014 | Crime
Davian Hoffman

Comic Con International: San Diego 2014, the four-day extravaganza of all things "comics and related popular artforms" taking place July 24-27, has a decidedly dark bent to it, as do many of the works it celebrates.

Death: The Beauty, the Mystery and the Power to Live

Denise DeSimone | Posted 09.01.2014 | Fifty
Denise DeSimone

Life is a series of deaths and rebirths. Death happens to our bodies every minute of every day yet; this process goes unnoticed because we are busy living life. Cells die. Skin dies. But the thought of the ultimate death stops us dead in our tracks.

Where Is Amelia Earhart's Plane?

Richard Bangs | Posted 08.27.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

After she flew the Atlantic solo in 1932, landing in a farmer's field in Londonderry, Northern Ireland, Amelia Earhart became the most famous woman in the world.

The Collector of Dying Breaths: A Talk with M.J. Rose

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.03.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

It's been said that each of M.J. Rose's bestselling novels revolves around an enthralling secret. Her reincarnation novels include The Book of Lost Fragrances and Seduction.

Book Review: The Lazarus Conspiracies by Richard Rose

Sugar Rautbord | Posted 07.27.2014 | Books
Sugar Rautbord

With intrigues involving drug pirates, corrupt pharmaceutical companies, deadly assassins, and crooked politicians, The Lazarus Conspiracies leaps across a vast array of excitements.

The Mystery of Love

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

If you want the love of your life to appear, just tell the universe you're not ready. "Don't send me love!" you should scream -- if you want it. It's the opposite of that book The Secret. "Please, God, don't send me a keeper!" That's when Cupid goes through his Rolodex.

Sci-Fest Chills and Thrills at LA's Acme Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 07.11.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Unfolding like exquisite, lost Twilight Zone episodes, Sci-Fest is a theatre festival unafraid to journey into the bleakest, most gut-wrenching corners of human nature to the sheer delight of the thoroughly mind-bended audience.

Mathematics, Magic and Mystery

Colm Mulcahy | Posted 06.30.2014 | Education
Colm Mulcahy

Mathematics is all about numbers and number crunching, right? Actually, no, only part of it is. It's more about curiosity, logic, patterns and beauty, and also has its share of delicious surprise, wonder, intrigue, paradox, mystery and magic.