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Jacko's 'Thriller' Jacket On Market

AP | By SANDY COHEN | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. -- The jacket Michael Jackson wore in his "Thriller" video is hitting the auction block. Auction administrator Darren Julien sa...

Why I Won't Write a Disaster Thriller

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

Writers have limits when it comes to the amount of violence they'll tolerate in fiction. This is because in order to write a scene, a writer not only has to put themselves inside the action, they have to go deep inside their characters' heads.

What I Learned From Screenwriting

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Hoyt Hilsman

While these tools may seem basic, I found that a great lesson of screenwriting was to pay attention to these fundamentals, even as I tackled more sophisticated writing projects.

WATCH: 'Glee' Super Bowl Episode Highlights | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy

What happens when you mix bombastic cheerleading costumes, pyrotechnics, locker room scuffles, and a zombie shuffle? You get the over-the-top spectacl...

Remembering Judy Garland

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joan E. Dowlin

Judy Garland had "it." She exemplified the star quality of charisma, musical talent, natural acting ability -- and despite what the studio honchos said, good looks.

Oscar-winning Dame Helen Mirren Stirs The Tempest & Makes Us See Red This Season

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

It's no surprise that British actress Helen Mirren has played royalty, especially Queens -- she's played monarchs six times. But that doesn't mean that this stage and screen doyen behaves in a haughty, doyen-ish manner.

What Do You Call a Novel Written by 22 Authors? Watchlist!

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

It was a bold idea. Gather many of the world's finest thriller writers and challenge each one to compose a chapter during a two-week window before handing it off to the next author.

Going Indie: From Screenwriter to Publisher

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Hoyt Hilsman

For now I am enjoying the freedom -- and rewards -- of being my own publisher. And I am looking forward to the prospect of publishing the next book in my series of thrillers early next year.

Murder May Have Been Inspired By Novel's Plot | By JULIE BROWN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But on Halloween Eve, it became the method of death a childhood friend chose to get rid of his mother. The killer confessed to police and is now being...

Skirts on Camels: Early Women Travel Writers

Terry Kelhawk | Posted 09.26.2011 | Books
Terry Kelhawk

The skirts on camels writers inspire us that perhaps we could exchange our everyday gray for sunshine and surprise around each corner.

The Religious Thriller And Why It's Here To Stay

Raymond Khoury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Raymond Khoury

This was the lay of the land back in the spring of 1996. "Lose the religion." Not from some second-rate, clueless publisher, but from one of the biggest players out there.

Kevin Guilfoile Premieres Trailer for The Thousand on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Novelist Kevin Guilfoile premiered the "trailer" to his new book, The Thousand, on The Interview Show at The Hideout.

DVDs: "Twilight Zone," "Cuckoo's Nest," "Withnail" And More

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE TWILIGHT ZONE SEASON 1 ($99.98 on BluRay; Image/CBS) -- You don't need me to tell you about this show, do you? It's landmark television, one of ...

Dexter In My Head

Jeff Lindsay | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jeff Lindsay

It would be very cool to say that I walk around all day and look at people's necks while I mentally stroke the handle of a very sharp knife. After al...

The State of the Crime Novel

Jason Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jason Pinter

I've asked six of the most renowned crime fiction critics in the country to weigh in with their thoughts on the state of the crime novel. I hope you find their responses as interesting as I did.

'Angelina' By Andrew Morton: Surpsingly Sympathetic?

The Los Angeles Times | Adam Tschorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

For months, Angelina Jolie's face has been looking out from billboards alongside a single question: "Who is Salt?" The tagline refers to the new thri...

The Time Square Vendors: The Real Hero vs. Jack Bauer

Daniel Levin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Daniel Levin

While the surveillance scene of the Times Bomb Square seems plucked from a modern thriller, the heroes do not.

Tribeca Film Festival Interview: J Blakeson Directs The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

The Disappearance of Alice Creed is a film with three characters, a room, and as much story as you could possibly squeeze into the situation.

The Other eBook

Karen Dionne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Karen Dionne

Forget Kindles and iPads and Sony Readers and Nooks. While traditional publishers and e-tailers battle for readers, I've discovered another kind of electronic reading experience: audiobooks.

'Once A Spy' Excerpt: Keith Thomson's Satirical Thriller About A Spy With Alzheimer's (Part Five)

The Huffington Post | Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Over the past five weeks, HuffPost Books has been rolling out a series of excerpts from Part One of Keith Thomson's debut novel, "Once a Spy." Read Th...

Grippando Grips You With Money To Burn

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Inside every good author is that one breakout book, the one that will separate them from the pack of other writers in their genre. For James Grippando that moment has arrived with Money To Burn

Laugh Once A Day, And Other Tips From Henning Mankell

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Produced by HuffPost's Eyes & Ears Citizen Journalism Unit There are a few things that bestselling crime writer Henning Mankell cannot live without. ...

Laugh Once a Day, and Other Tips from Henning Mankell

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alex Palmer

Mankell's novels, which have sold some 30 million copies worldwide, deal with gruesome murders and the dark side of his native Sweden, but the author showcased his whimsical side on Friday.

Shutter Island Will Make You Shudder

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio are a dynamic duo of director and actor. They have collaborated on movies before but their latest, Shutter Island, is their best effort yet.

Thriller on Pearl Street

Kimbal Musk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Kimbal Musk

Last night I was part of an amazing tribute to Michael Jackson with a large group performance of 'Thriller' on the Pearl Street in Downtown Boulder.