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The Maltese Falcon

Yellowing Journalism

Tim_Arnold | Posted 10.24.2014 | Media
Tim_Arnold

It is both fascinating and disturbing to gain a peek back in time, with the grand benefit of history and hindsight, and the wonder of it all. Unfortunately -- unforgivably -- and despite great strides across the land and around the world, anti-Semitism continues to rear its ugly head to this day.

Son of 'Random Notes and Fripperies'

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Comedy
Tom Alderman

Something you won't see in the Alcoholics Anonymous handbook: while staying at the White House during WWII, legendary British Prime Minister Churchil...

Major Movie Memorabilia Up For Auction

AP | Posted 11.25.2013 | Entertainment

NEW YORK (AP) — A statuette of a bird featured in the classic 1941 detective thriller "The Maltese Falcon" is being auctioned in New York City. The...

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."

Twenty Top Movie Endings You (Maybe) Hadn't Thought Of

John Farr | Posted 03.09.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

All great movies -- and great movie endings -- stay in our memories as normal or indifferent ones never could. They're like great taglines -- their strength lies in the very fact that we can't forget them.

Rare Movie Posters Discovered, Expected To Fetch $250,000

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 05.12.2012 | Home

PHILADELPHIA — A rowdy band of bloodsuckers, gunslingers, wily wise guys, jaded private eyes, hardboiled reporters and good girls gone bad, stuc...

Dashiell Hammett at Film Noir Festival

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 03.26.2012 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

The Film Noir Festival currently underway at the Castro Theater in San Francisco concludes Sunday with a tribute to Dashiell Hammett, the author of The Maltese Falcon and other classic works of detective and crime fiction.

A Sure-Fire Bestseller:Lincoln's Doctor's Dog

The Huffington Post | Tom Alderman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Random House founder Bennett Cerf was reportedly asked how to write a best seller. The venerable editor's answer: Lincoln's Doctor's Dog. Seems Abe Li...