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Patricia Highsmith

Venice, in Prose and Photographs

J. Michael Welton | Posted 01.06.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

If Venice is a dream state, then a new book about the city built on a lagoon is its vivid interpretation.

Gone Girl Keeps Going

The New York Public Library | Posted 12.03.2014 | Books
The New York Public Library

In honor of this NYPL all-star novel being turned into a film, the Library's manager of reader services Lynn Lobash has compiled a list of the top five psychological thrillers turned movies. So if you're in the mood to be freaked out and "Gone Girl" is checked out, try one of these on for size.

Movie Review: The Two Faces of January -- Peeling the Onion

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, The Two Faces of January is a movie that sheds layers like an onion, gradually revealing the dark heart at its core.

Strangers on a Train

Francis Levy | Posted 05.04.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

Coleridge famously scribbled "the motive-hunting ofmotiveless Malignity" about Othello in his copy of Shakespeare's works. Bruno Anthony (Robert Walke...

First Nighter: In London With "Strangers on a Train," "Arturo Ui," "Barking in Essex"

David Finkle | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

London--Perhaps it has everything to do with what you choose to see, but right now in London there's a strong sense of déjà vu--a sizable helping of...

Cate Blanchett's New Love Interest

Posted 08.29.2013 | Entertainment

Any actor or actress who turns down the opportunity to star as Cate Blanchett's love interest is a mystery to us, so count Mia Wasikowska as the newes...

Flashback Friday: How Gay Is 'The Talented Mr. Ripley'?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 08.16.2013 | Gay Voices

It's been 14 years since the talented Tom Ripley chased after Dickie Greenleaf (dreamy Jude Law) in the 1999 film "The Talented Mr. Ripley," based on ...

PHOTOS: 9 Reasons Why You Should Use a Pseudonym

Carmela Ciuraru | Posted 08.20.2011 | Books
Carmela Ciuraru

It's true that George Eliot and Charlotte Bronte used male pen names so that their work would be taken seriously (and so they could publish at all).

The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Worst Person Who Ever Lived Makes for a Great Biography

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

She drank a quart of gin a day. She considered robbery worse than murder. No wonder Joan Schenkar begins The Talented Miss Highsmith: The Secret Life and Serious Art of Patricia Highsmith like this: "She wasn't nice."