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'The Promise,' A Conversation With Robert Crais

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.10.2015 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Robert Crais, known to lovers of suspense and crime novels for having written many New York Times bestsellers, including Suspect and Taken, has just completed The Promise, his twentieth novel and the latest in his Elvis Cole and Joe Pike series.

Great Conversations: Paul Verhoeven

Alex Simon | Posted 06.12.2015 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

The manic energy that Verhoeven is renowned for was evident throughout our chat, and was infectious. By the time our all-too-brief lunch was over, I found myself waving my hands while I spoke in rapid clips, and using more bounce than usual in my stride.

Find Time for This Time Travel Film: Hour of the Wolf Movie Review of Predestination

Dan Persons | Posted 03.21.2015 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Despite a few narrative bumps -- including a not-all-that necessary b-plot about a mad bomber -- the film, directed by the twin Spierig Brothers, is handsomely mounted and nicely told. So what got the film shunted to the armpit of the release year?

The Resistance Man: A Talk With Martin Walker

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Martin Walker is a senior fellow of a private think tank for CEOs of major corporations. He is also editor-in-chief emeritus and international affa...

Raoul Peter Mongilardi's Next To The Gods Is Science Fiction's Next Great Literary Series

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.24.2013 | Books
Xaque Gruber

Centered around a highly advanced humanoid alien race known as the Aurocearians, victims of a devastating blow when the titular Gods (a mercurial bunch), angry with the race's arrogant behaviors, curses them by vaporizing every female hindering any hope for breeding. So what is a cursed race to do?

The New Space Era Takes Big Steps Forward

William Bradley | Posted 07.30.2012 | Technology
William Bradley

For all the Star Wars and Star Trek resonances in this mission, Robert Heinlein's The Man Who Sold the Moon seems a better fictional precursor.

Cross-Training and the "Endorphin High"

Michael Boblett | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Boblett

Like all mind-altering substances, endorphins must be used responsibly. Sure, the endorphin-high is the safest way of getting high, but there are also hidden dangers -- the greatest of which being overtraining.

1950s: The Not-So-Silent Generation

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tom Alderman

Fred Kaplan's enlivening 1959: The Year Everything Changed, argues that the '50s -- a decade that saw the invention of the microchip and the creation of explosive art -- has been misunderstood in hindsight.

Iron Man's Post-Modern Howard Hughes Is Back and Confused

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Iron Man 2, entertaining as it is, and I like it, is a big missed opportunity. It could have been a lighter version of The Dark Knight, exploring deeper themes in a pop context with a more congenial cast. Instead, it's confused.