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'The 6th Extinction:' A Talk with James Rollins

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

James Rollins is more than a thriller author. He's a veterinarian, a man of science, and writes best-selling novels evocative of Michael Crichton and Isaac Asimov, but with a uniquely imaginative flavor of their own.

When Cancer Isn't Just A Word: Translating Medicine's Native Language

Hippo Reads | Posted 07.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Hippo Reads

What's in a word is more than just language -- there's assignment of culpability, patient personhood, a world of feeling that is often, and for critical reason, removed from the linguistics of medical speak.

A Q&A With Director Peter Hyams Takes Us Closer

Alex Simon | Posted 03.30.2014 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

Peter Hyams has been making movies for over 40 years. A native New Yorker, Hyams has the distinction of being one of the only directors who also serves as his own cinematographer on his films, a hyphenate that has caused him some controversy among cameramen.

Hoist the Jolly Roger! -- 10 Must-Read Pirate Books

Scott DiMarco | Posted 03.23.2014 | Books
Scott DiMarco

Pirate-mania is all the rage these days. Luckily for us, there is a virtual treasure trove of pirate books. Here are some classic tales of piracy to keep your ship afloat.

WATCH: Michael Crichton Also Had Secret Writing Name

Posted 07.19.2013 | Books

J.K. Rowling isn't the only pseudonym in town. Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park, wrote his first books while a medical student, under the n...

Movie Review: World War Z

Marshall Fine | Posted 08.21.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Ahhh yes, the zombie apocalypse -- that moment when the dead rise and, by biting the living, turn them into zombies as well. Some theorize that Patient Zero was Ronald Reagan.

James Rollins: Renaissance Man

Rob Taub | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books
Rob Taub

I was first introduced to Michael Crichton in 1971, when I read The Andromeda Strain as a high school freshman. Shortly thereafter I saw the movie Westworld and I was hooked.

That Cough Could Be Deadly, Especially If You're Homeless

Joel John Roberts | Posted 04.27.2013 | Impact
Joel John Roberts

I wonder what it would take to get this nation's attention directed toward helping its people who are homeless? Definitely not the rampant baseball bat beatings of people who are homeless. This has been going on for years, without much outrage.

I am Not a Scientist. So Why Do I Write Science Thrillers?

Karen Dionne | Posted 09.03.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

I got the idea for the novel when I read a small feature item in the newspaper about a 1,000 square-mile section of the Larson Ice Shelf that had broken off due to global warming.

Argh: Pirates Rule the Caribbean

Bob Schulman | Posted 08.03.2011 | Travel
Bob Schulman

2011-03-17-virginislands.jpgThe U.S. Virgin Islands were once a sort of rest and relaxation haven for brigands of the likes of Bluebeard, Blackbeard, Sir Francis Drake, Henry Morgan and Captain Kidd.

The Pen Name Is Mightier Than the Sword Name

Jeff Klima | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Jeff Klima

Congratulations, you've decided to completely devote yourself to the endless, droning monotony that is professional writing. On the world's s...

Jasper Johns' 'Flag' Nets Record $28.6M; Painting Sold By Author Michael Crichton's Estate

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Jasper Johns' seminal work "Flag" from the collection of the late best-selling author Michael Crichton sold for $28.6 million at a Ne...

The Independent Bookstore: Cherished, But Too Quickly Vanishing

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Ellen Sterling

The other night I attended the monthly meeting of the Las Vegas Writers Group. The speaker at the meeting was Debra Belkoff. Her expertise is in book ...

Dear John Scores $32 Million for First Place, and Why Its Defeat of Avatar Isn't a Gender Politics Story

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Dear John dethroned Avatar at the top of the box office over Super Bowl weekend. Wow... a film's opening weekend managed to exceed another film's eighth weekend.

Michael Crichton's "Pirate Latitudes" Has Blockbuster Movie Written All Over It

The Washington Post | Ron Charles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Hoist the Jolly Roger above the bestseller list, ye mateys, 'cause Michael Crichton has just published a swashbuckling pirate thriller. The popular au...

Michael Crichton's Widow Wants Millions

tmz.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Michael Crichton's widow just filed a creditor's claim against his estate ... and she wants $7 million....

The Berlin Wall, Tiananmen Square, or Something Completely Different?

John Milewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Milewski

While we can't underestimate the power and resolve of desperate regimes, we also can't resist letting ourselves dream that Tehran can become the next Berlin.

Times Are Great If You Happen To Be A Pirate Beat Writer

Tom Ganjamie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Tom Ganjamie

Obama needs to pull off a crazy scheme to convince the pirates to fight the Mexican drug lords in an elaborate double cross to eliminate all our enemies like at the end of The Usual Suspects.

Two Posthumous Michael Crichton Novels To Be Published

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Two new Michael Crichton novels, one of them unfinished, have been scheduled for release. Publisher HarperCollins announced Monday t...

My 2008 "McLaughlin Awards" [Part 2]

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Read More: Stuart Bowden, Ted Stevens, Jesse Jackson Jr, Ron Paul, Guantanamo, Al Franken, Best Government Dollar Spent, 50 State Strategy, Mccain, Primary Schedule, Awards, China, Worst Political Theater, Drill Baby Drill, Sarah Palin, Most Overreported Story, Andrew Cuomo, First Cat, Howard Dean, Socks the Cat, 2008, Bailout, Sofa, Condoleezza Rice, Katie Couric, Worst Political Scandal, John Edwards, Status of Forces, Sorry to See You Go, Health Care, Aids, Global Warming, Gravel, Election 2008 Coverage, Alaska, Bobby Jindal, Thomas Tamm, Reconstruction, Joe the Plumber, Tony Snow, Bernanke, Democrat, Letterman, Socks Clinton, Most Underrated, Democrats, Barack Obama, Best Idea, Predictions, George Carlin, 15 Minutes of Fame, Honorable Mention, Michigan, Hybrid, Wiretapping, Fred Thompson, Hillary Clinton, Executive Experience, Maliki, Caribou Barbie, Best Spin, Stuart Bowen, Destined for Political Oblivion, Kucinich, Jesse Helms, Private Jet, Beijing, Truth Commission, Going Green, Iraq, Most Overrated, Isaac Hayes, Spitzer, Caroline Kennedy, Bush, Wright, Blagojevich, Paulson, Bo Diddley, Mclaughlin, Unemployment, Inauguration, Destined for Political Stardom, Biggest Government Waste, Snl, Florida, Socks, Primary, Africa, Whistleblower, Best Political Theater, Most Underreported Story, Boldest Political Tactic, Castro, David Plouffe, Jeremiah Wright, Olympics, Harvey Korman, Beau Biden, Bernie Mac, Free Speech Zone, Wall Street, Chris Weigant, Oil, Most Honest Person, Socialism, Michael Crichton, Arthur C. Clarke, Saturday Night Live, Tina Fey, Worst Idea, David Letterman, Tamm, Wurzelbacher, Politics News
Chris Weigant

Love her or hate her, you have to admit that John McCain's selection of Sarah Palin for the Republican ticket this year was without any doubt the boldest political tactic of the year.

Yet Another Blog Post About Michael Crichton

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dionne

Michael Crichton is the reason I became a writer; Andromeda Strain and Jurassic Park my literary role models.

71.5 Million Americans Tune In For Election Coverage: MediaBytes with Shelly Palmer November 6, 2008

Shelly Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Shelly Palmer

Analysts estimate that nearly 71.5 million viewers tuned in to watch election coverage Tuesday night. ABC bested NBC as the most watched broadcast n...

Michael Crichton Dies At 66

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Michael Crichton, the million-selling author who made scientific research terrifying and irresistible in such thrillers as "Jurassic Park," "Timeline"...

"ER" Celebrates Milestone 300th Episode

USA Today | Bill Keveney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

When ER premiered back in 1994, viewers embraced its stories and characters while quickly adapting to the fast pace and medical jargon. After 14 seas...