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Marine Biologists Could Hold Key to MH370 Mystery

Jeff Wise | Posted 01.05.2017 | Science
Jeff Wise

With every passing day, it becomes more likely that the ships scouring the southern Indian Ocean for signs of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will come up empty handed.

Are We Really Able to Paint With Light Itself?

Adam James Butcher | Posted 12.17.2016 | Arts
Adam James Butcher

It was no coincidence that the UN General Assembly proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. Why was this so significant for me as a painter you might ask?

The Leftovers -- A View From the Pillar

Turk Pipkin | Posted 12.03.2016 | Entertainment
Turk Pipkin

This Sunday is the airdate of the final episode of Season Two. Will all our questions be answered? Since I am shown script pages only for the scenes that Pillar Man appears in, I know little more than any other fan.

The Fourth Perplexity

Richard S Cohen | Posted 12.01.2016 | Religion
Richard S Cohen

Chris Yiu, "Into the unknown" I have been thinking about mystery for a while now. Not the literary genre. Not the esoteric cults of the Egypt, Gree...

Mystery and the Psyche

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Jane Simon, M.D.

"It began in mystery, and it will end in mystery, but what a savage & beautiful country lies in between." This beautiful quote by poet Diane Ackerman...

They Were Found Dead In Steel Drums 30 Years Ago. Who Are They?

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.12.2015 | Crime

Thirty years ago this week, when the brutalized body of an unidentified woman and young girl were found inside a steel drum in New Hampshire, authorit...

Why Does TV Makes Its Women Foolish?

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.28.2016 | Women
Lev Raphael

Obviously the screenwriters privileged the plot over believability in each case. By doing so, they made otherwise intelligent characters seem moronic. I've seen it happen in TV show after show, and all too often it's women who end up making all the wrong moves.

5 Boston Landmarks That Inspired My New Mystery Novel: A Fictional Tour of the City

Lisa Shanahan | Posted 09.20.2016 | Travel
Lisa Shanahan

On a visit to Boston in 2007, the inspiration to write a novel struck me while I was sitting on a bench in the park in Copley Square, drinking my go-to coffee, admiring the Beaux Arts architecture of the Boston Public Library where I used to hang out years ago when I worked at a nearby publishing house.

The Addictive Thriller That Has Everyone Talking

Off The Shelf | Posted 09.08.2016 | Home
Off The Shelf

Computer passwords have gotten so complicated. Gone are the days that "abc123" would suffice. Now they want you to have a minimum number of characters, but some have to be capitalized and some have to be lowercase.

Shooting for the Stars, Belsky's Newest Page Turning Thriller

Holly Cara Price | Posted 09.03.2016 | Home
Holly Cara Price

The Kennedy Connection was a cleverly written, suspenseful page turner in the best sense and Shooting for the Stars is its' worthy successor. In this saga, Malloy is thrown into the sleazy, headline-grabbing world of a prime-time TV newsmagazine when he joins forces with a beautiful reporter who has uncovered answers long buried that lead to the solving of a cold case from decades before.

What's in Your Mystery Basket?

Deirdre Maloney | Posted 09.01.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Deirdre Maloney

Truth time. I've got a little obsession. And I know I'm not alone on this one. It combines some of my very favorite things: riveting drama, diverse p...

How is Your Own Meeting of Families?

Catherine Nagle | Posted 08.22.2016 | Religion
Catherine Nagle

With all the excitement about Pope Francis's upcoming visit to Philadelphia, I've been thinking about my own family, hoping that I'm on the right path. And this is what I realized: that most of us have two types of personalities inside us and the only way to balance them is through God.

9 Books That Grab You From Page One

Kirkus | Posted 08.04.2016 | Home

9 books that grab you from page one.

Murder, Gin, and the Queen of Crime: Agatha Christie's Devon & Cornwall

Natalie Compagno | Posted 08.04.2016 | Travel
Natalie Compagno

The light wanes and we watch the green hills and the tide shifting as if it were a film. An hour passes like one minute.

Reading "To Kill a Mockingbird" as an Adult

Lev Raphael | Posted 08.02.2016 | Home
Lev Raphael

Flannery O'Connor damned the novel with pretty faint praise when it came out: "I think for a child's book it does all right." That seems unduly harsh (and unfair to YA literature). What works best for me as an adult reader is the slow accretion of local color, the barbed social comedy, and the graceful prose.

Creative Intention

Cassidy Hall | Posted 06.04.2016 | Arts
Cassidy Hall

Most often, creativity seems to be a modern day paradox that is all about receiving attention amidst the creative project and for the creative output. I believe creativity's original intention, with the ego removed, has been lost within the chaos.

When Mothers Kill

LJ Charleston | Posted 06.02.2016 | Crime
LJ Charleston

While it's no surprise some women can behave as badly as men, when a woman is found guilty of a dreadful crime, it's easier for society to accept it by saying, "Well, she must be crazy," -- even if the woman is found to be perfectly sane.

Best Start to Summer Reading: 'Skies of Ash' Over Los Angeles

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.31.2016 | Home
Nina Sankovitch

Rachel Howzell has written another riveting thriller starring her favorite (and mine!) female sleuth, the fabulous when furious and even better when behaving Lou Norton, LA Homicide detective extraordinaire.

Mystery of All Mysteries

Steve McSwain | Posted 05.11.2016 | Religion
Steve McSwain

Want to know God? That's the mystery. To know God, I suspect you must give up, let go and be free of all conceptions, all beliefs about God. God is not anything you think. God is really nothing, no-thing.

The Mysterious Disappearance of Satoshi Nakamoto, Founder & Creator of Bitcoin

Martin O’Leary | Posted 05.05.2016 | Technology
Martin O’Leary

Just as a true artist lives by his or her art--creating and being remembered through a legacy of masterpieces--Nakamoto's anonymity perfectly mirrors the anonymity of his Bitcoin masterpiece.

Jack London Mystery Goes On and On

Jonah Raskin | Posted 05.04.2016 | Home
Jonah Raskin

Writers, those lovers of ambiguity and paradox, live nuanced lives. Their biographies ought to be nuanced, too, and should reflect the complexities of their art and their personalities.

A Tasty, Steampunk Treat

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.10.2015 | Home
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 05.05.2015 | 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' | Claire Fallon | Posted 02.04.2015 | Home

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 | Home
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.