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'The Forsaken': A Talk with Ace Atkins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.05.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Ace Atkins has written 15 books over the past 15 years. He published his first novel, Crossroad Blues, at age 27, becoming a full-time novelist at age 30.

(R)evolution in Academia: Laurence Rickels and the James Bond Spectre

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 03.15.2014 | Books
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

"My name is Bond... James Bond." Just why are we so bonded to that line and the world's longest running film franchise sourced in the Ian Fleming novels?

To Spy in Lisbon

Olivia Katrandjian | Posted 02.03.2014 | Travel
Olivia Katrandjian

Stays in the city inspired authors such as Graham Greene and Ian Fleming to write some of the best espionage tales of the last century, from Our Man in Havana to the first of the 007 series, Casino Royale.

Bond, James Bond: A Book Review of SOLO, by William Boyd -- in the Ian Fleming Tradition

Lloyd I. Sederer, MD | Posted 02.03.2014 | Books
Lloyd I. Sederer, MD

The story is well stocked with a brutal bad guy, duplicitous mercenaries, a double agent (not 007), lies and more lies, injustices of all stripes, and corporate and governmental greed. In other words, it could be in the international section of the New York Times.

The Real Reason Ian Fleming Wrote 'Casino Royale'

Andrew Lycett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Andrew Lycett

Driven by a desire to impress his wife and by fraternal competitiveness, Ian settled down in Goldeneye to write "Casino Royale." The fictional venue in Northern France and the gambling ambience reflected his pre-war days as a playboy bachelor.

Is Edward Snowden an Operative?

Alison Winfield Burns | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Alison Winfield Burns

"Double O"... Snowden? Is Edward Snowden an international spy? Fellow Americans, you decide. Decide our national direction, because the Constitution...

Four Books Ideal for Summer

John J. Healey | Posted 07.30.2013 | Books
John J. Healey

Use the extra hours you'll gain to read a truly good book. I realize it is a novel and retro idea, but think about it. Become, as a reader, what Flaubert became as a writer.

Chicken Little Was Right: Skyfall Falls With a Thud

Eliot Daley | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment
Eliot Daley

Skyfall is just one long, increasingly boring display of moviemaking tricks, without a hint of plot or drama or character to be had anywhere. I could only imagine poor Ian Fleming turning over in his grave.

Jamaica's Capital Of Casual

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 02.18.2013 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

I awoke to the solitude of a sweet Jamaican morning, a warm breeze rustling tall palms, the shimmer of a glass-like Caribbean Sea.

Skyfall in Perspective

William Bradley | Posted 11.15.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Skyfall is a smash hit, well on its way to being the biggest Bond film of the modern era. But what does it mean and where does it fit in the Bond canon and the current scene?

PHOTOS: A Bond Inspired Trip To England

Kristan Schiller | Posted 01.09.2013 | Travel
Kristan Schiller

As I clutch the wheel of a silver Aston Martin V8 Vantage S and watch the speedometer straddle the 100 mile mark, I feel a smirk coming on.

James Bond in Skyfall: The Los Angeles Press Conference

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.08.2013 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

I love a great movie. Skyfall is a great movie. It's nuanced, complex and truly thrilling. Plus it's a James Bond film to its core.

PHOTOS: 50 Years Of James Bond's Favorite Hotels

Posted 11.08.2012 | Travel

With everyone celebrating the diamond anniversary of the Bond film franchise -- and the premiere of Skyfall on November 9 -- one aspect of the films r...

Bond at 50: Skyfall's Notable Premiere Harkens Back to Bond's Late Imperial Beginnings

William Bradley | Posted 12.24.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The Bond film franchise returns to celebrate its 50th anniversary with Skyfall. Daniel Craig is the best actor to play Bond. He is highly credible in the action sequences, while bringing depth, darkness, decency and a dry humor to the role.

Ian Fleming: The Real Life Behind Cinema's James Bond

Steve Karras | Posted 12.16.2012 | Entertainment
Steve Karras

It's not exactly clear if the character of James Bond was Fleming's idealized image of himself or a composite of people he came across during the war. There are, however, certain tastes and characteristics shared by the character and Fleming.

Bond at 50: Dr. No Is a Time Capsule From the Early Mad Men Era

William Bradley | Posted 12.04.2012 | Entertainment
William Bradley

While there have been some real clunkers among the Bond films, especially during the the charming but not all that nice version played by Roger Moore, the series has endured through generations of fans, with its 24th film coming up.

Dad's Books

Nigel Hamilton | Posted 05.16.2012 | Books
Nigel Hamilton

They'd stood there, in those distinctive dust covers, gathering dust, for so many years. By rights they should have comprised a complete set of first editions, each one inscribed and signed by Ian Fleming to my father. And now they are all gone!

Amazon Buys James Bond

Posted 04.18.2012 | Books

The name's Zon. Amazon. Yes, the U.S. licensing rights to Ian Fleming's original 14 James Bond novels have been bought for ten years by Amazon.com...

New 'James Bond' Author Announced

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 04.12.2012 | Books

Novelist William Boyd has been recruited to pen the latest adventure of 007 superspy James Bond. Boyd follows in the footsteps of authors including...

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.

Ian Fleming Airport, Jamaica's Third, Jamaica opens new airport named for Ian Fleming

AP | DAVID McFADDEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A new international airport for private jets and small commercial aircraft was unveiled in northern Jamaica on Wednesday, na...

James Bond eBooks

The Guardian | Robert McCrum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Last week, in a highly significant move whose implications will have repercussions throughout the industry, the Fleming estate announced it was licens...

The Real James Bond?

Keith Jeffery | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Keith Jeffery

The British government has commissioned an authorised history of MI6. And so perhaps now we might be able judge whether the truth of British secret service matches the fiction.

'Real James Bonds' Spill Secrets In New Book

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — It's James Bond, with bureaucracy and cramped office space. The first-ever official history of MI6 reveals that Britain's foreign spy ...

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...