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manny-pacheco's picture
Jul.05.2012
A new exhibition at London’s Barbican Centre explores the style of James Bond. The collection includes costumes, props, set pieces and design drawings from half a century of 007 films. The show is both a reflection of the remarkable durability of Ian Fleming’s fictional secret agent, and a tribute...
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May.08.2012
On this date in 1963, Dr. No premieres and moviegoers get their first look at the super-spy James Bond (codename: 007), the immortal character created by Ian Fleming in his now-famous series of novels and portrayed onscreen by the relatively unknown Scottish actor Sean Connery.    ...
dale-estey's picture
May.03.2012
Ah, the power of the author. As might be well known, James Bond is a created character, hero of a number of books written by Ian Fleming. James Bond has also appeared in more than his printed version of movies. Those movies are, in their way, spectaculars. James Bond is always On  Her Majesty'...
manny-pacheco's picture
Apr.26.2012
 Exciting news from the Spoke Art Gallery website: Spoke Art Gallery is proud to release two new prints by superstar artist Max Dalton! Commissioned by the historic Castro Theatre in San Francisco, these commemorative James Bond 50th Anniversary prints come hand numbered and limited to an...
steven-belanger's picture
Mar.12.2012
photo: book cover from its Amazon page   This is a continuing series of short story critiques and summaries from The Best Mystery Stories--1998.  While these stories are a bit old, of course, the hope is that the reader will check out the authors of the stories positively reviewed, as...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Feb.01.2012
The Apothecary Maile Meloy Young Adult Something Cold War-ish must be in my reading water. I seem to be choosing books with a Cold War themes fairly regularly -- David Almond's The Fire-Eaters, which centers around the Cuban Missile Crisis, Cecil Castelucci's Rose Sees Red, which is set in the...
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Jun.23.2011
I’ve seen two things in the last week that allowed me to compare something of the way crime writers used to appear in public and their present avatars. It only made me wish for the good old days even more than I used to. The comparison is between: a delightful radio chat on the BBC in 1958 between...
steven-belanger's picture
Feb.21.2011
Okay, for this as of yet untitled ms.--maybe The Gravediggers?--we'll start with the exhumation of 6 or 7 bodies in 1888 RI, as the father of these people had had a disturbing dream, that he'd had an orchard (which he had) but that half of the trees in his orchard would soon die.  He recognizes...
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Feb.18.2011
I can hardly believe I’m saying this… It’s that time again. I have a new book coming out on Tuesday. SO CLOSE THE HAND OF DEATH is the sixth book in the Taylor Jackson series, and the sequel to 14. The Pretender is back, and finally making his move on Taylor. When I started this series, I planned...
steven-belanger's picture
Feb.17.2011
An odd combination of Mike Hammer and James Bond, with, strangely, more sexism than both combined (and that's saying something), Donald Hamilton's Matt Helm series was a very long and profitable one, stretching from the 50s through the 80s, maybe seeping into the 90s, but I don't think so.  It's...