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Lisbeth Salander

Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe -- Meet Jake Lassiter

Paul Levine | Posted 11.30.2013 | Books
Paul Levine

Funny thing is, just as with Spenser and Travis McGee, Jake never seemed that hard-boiled to me. Oh, there's the occasional tough-guy line: "They don't call us sharks for our ability to swim."

Movie Review: Ain't Them Bodies Saints

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.15.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

So many films today seem to carry the same references to earlier work, indicating the influences that shaped the filmmaker in his work. But references are one thing; using those references for fresh inspiration is something else.

WATCH: If All Your Favorite Female Action Heroes Were On Reality TV

Posted 07.18.2012 | Women

What do Bella Swan, Hermione Granger, Katniss Everdeen, Buffy Summers, Lisbeth Salander and Michonne have in common? A (fake) reality television show,...

Lisbeth Salander Sadly Over-Sexualized In Dragon Tattoo Graphic Novel

Jezebel | Posted 01.17.2012 | Women

Millions of people have read the books and seen the Swedish movies and/or the US flicks, and soon there will be a new way to experience The Girl With ...

Kick-Ass Women In Book Adaptations

| Posted 01.05.2012 | Books

By Kristin Fritz via Word & Film Most of us know Katherine Heigl best as Dr. Izzie Stevens from “Grey’s Anatomy” or, you know, that blonde gi...

Rooney Mara Will Get Tattooed Again

Huffington Post | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 03.04.2012 | Entertainment

Despite massive hype leading to a mid-range box office bow, Sony insists that "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" has been successful enough to green li...

"Dragon Tattoo" Movie: Women, Forget The Marketing, See The Film

Emma Gray | Posted 02.22.2012 | Women
Emma Gray

Lisbeth Salander is not a hero. She's not a woman we should all aspire to be, and she doesn't have superpowers -- but she is a strong character, and one worth the 158 minutes you'll spend with her if you see the highly anticipated film "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."

PHOTOS: Superstar Actresses Dressed As Lisbeth Salander

Posted 02.21.2012 | Entertainment

Before director David Fincher could officially cast Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in his version of "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo," he had to put...

Movie Review: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo -- Unnecessary

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.18.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Is Fincher's film better than Oplev's? Not really. It's different; it's probably as good as the Swedish version. But better? Nope, sorry.

PHOTOS: Hollywood Starlets Undergo The Lisbeth Salander Makeover

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 12.13.2011 | Style

There's been much ado about the drastic transformation Rooney Mara's undergone to play Lisbeth Salander, the punky, tattooed and raven-haired lead of ...

Why Does It Matter If The Writer Is A Woman?

| By Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis | Posted 12.07.2011 | Books

By Lene Kaaberbol and Agnete Friis for Bookish: Lisbeth Salander, the rugged yet vulnerable hacker chick who powered Stieg Larsson's trilogy to the...

PHOTOS: The Stockholm That Inspired The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Jennifer Ceaser | Posted 01.15.2012 | Travel
Jennifer Ceaser

With the upcoming release of the Hollywood version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo -- starring Daniel Craig and newcomer Rooney Mara and directed by David Fincher -- this Scandinavian capital is poised to attract an even broader tourist audience.

New Information Revealed About Stieg Larsson In Upcoming Books

usatoday.com | Posted 07.11.2011 | Books

We may never see another novel about Lisbeth Salander, aka The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo. But books about the hacker-heroine's creator, the late Sti...

Diamond in the Rough: Review of The Informationist by Taylor Stevens

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

The Informationist is a page-turning thriller that sets up information bounty hunter Vanessa Michael Munroe as a likable, flawed character in what promises to be a strong series.

Better Than Stieg Larsson?

usatoday.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Americans are finally catching on to what thriller fans around the world already know -- that the Swedish team of Roslund & Hellstrom is writing explo...

Movie Review: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Is Lisbeth Salander the most fascinating female literary -- or movie -- character of all time? Certainly, Stieg Larsson's punk-hacker heroine is right up there in the pantheon.

Rooney Mara is the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo

Morris Ruskin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Morris Ruskin

I think it was the right decision to cast an unknown in the role but they've put a big burden on such slight shoulders. Let's hope Mara is as resilient and fearless as the character she is about to play.

Rooney Mara, 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' Actress, Helps Kenyan Orphans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The relatively-unknown actress Rooney Mara has recently been announced as the official choice for the role of Lisbeth Salander, the titular character ...

Lisbeth Salander in 2012!

Billy Frolick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Billy Frolick

I was in the middle of the second book when I realized the true genius of Larsson's vision. His real breakthrough is a veritable Final Solution for abused women.

Off the C(H)uff: Jennifer Egan Talks About A Visit From the Goon Squad

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Patricia Zohn

2010-07-27-eganoutside.jpg It's summer. Some people are reading Larsson or re-reading Proust. Instead, I spent last week curled up with Jennifer Egan.

Stieg Larsson, Stephenie Meyer Top List of 20 Bestselling Books Of The Year's Second Quarter

USA Today | Carol Memmott and Craig Wiilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

America's love affair with Lisbeth Salander, the cyberpunk/computer hacker created by Swedish writer Stieg Larsson, is still hot. The novels in Larsso...

Stieg Larsson Books Spark New Interest In Swedish Crime Fiction

The New York Times | Julie Bosman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"The question is, after everybody reads 'Hornet's Nest,' what are they going to do?" said Stan Hynds, a book buyer at Northshire Bookstore in Manchest...

Swedish Actress Brings Life to The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

I heartily recommend The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, especially for the striking performance by actress Noomi Rapace who does an uncanny version of her character Lisbeth Salander.