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  • Clancy invented 'techno-thriller,' reflected Cold War fears

    Clancy invented 'techno-thriller,' reflected Cold War fears
    Tom Clancy didn't realize he was forever changing the spy novel back in 1982, while working in obscurity on his first book, a Cold War thriller centering on the defection of a Soviet naval captain and the technologically advanced submarine he includes...
  • Tom Clancy's legacy includes creating the techno-thriller

    Tom Clancy's legacy includes creating the techno-thriller
    Tom Clancy, whose death was announced today, almost single-handedly created the techno-thriller genre and some of his books, including "The Hunt for Red October," have become classics. The Baltimore author introduced complex military terms to millions...
  • Copies just can't beat originals on price

    Q: I bought this framed photo of John Lennon long ago at a yard sale. The man who sold it told me said it was a lithograph. The photo is marked, "1940-1980 Richard Avedon." Is it worth more than the $5 I paid for it? A: Richard Avedon was a famous...
  • Fine vintage paperweights fetch highest prices

    Q: My grandfather has two antique glass paperweights he wants to know about. He says the maker is Stanhope. I can't find any info on the maker. Can you help? A: Images sent show two ball-shaped glass paperweights. One has a green ground topped by a...
  • Endemol to Invest $40 Mil to Build Out Premium Online Video Network

    Endemol, the TV production company whose properties include "Big Brother," said it will spend up to 30 million euros ($40 million U.S.) in Endemol Beyond, a venture to produce digital video spanning multiple genres in markets worldwide. Endemol Beyond...
  • Witches cast shadows over Jeanette Winterson's 'The Daylight Gate'

    Jeanette Winterson's new novel is a strange and spare piece of horror writing about witch trials that arrives on these shores just in time for Halloween. "The Daylight Gate" is based on a real-life story of the Pendle Witches, men and women charged in...
  • Self-published erotica writers strike back

    The naughty writers have struck back. Yesterday, Jacket Copy's Carolyn Kellogg reported on Amazon, Kobo and other e-book retailers' cracking down on self-published erotica on their websites, attempting to remove titles of works that depict incest,...
  • Petty Theft: Crime-Oriented Reality TV Recycles More Scripted Series, Movies

    It's hardly a surprise to see a reality-TV show pretty slavishly seek to replicate scripted drama, and particularly its most durable genre, the crime procedural. What's notable, at least this month, is how brazen and sometimes lazy producers and...
  • Into It. Over It. leads an emo revival

    Into It. Over It. leads an emo revival
    It's a simple narrative that never seems to fail: A music genre gets hot, wears out its welcome, gets banished to un-hip purgatory for a period of time and then, inexplicably, comes back cooler than before. It's happening right now to the punk subgenre...
  • Push and slay: Abdu Ali finds his voice

    Push and slay: Abdu Ali finds his voice
    DOWNLOAD: Abdu Ali, "Push + Slay" Sitting outside a Mid-Town Belvedere coffee shop on a warm October afternoon, Abdu Ali Eaton was dressed a lot like his music sounds. He wore beat-to-hell pink-and-yellow Adidas high-tops, black sweatpants that...
  • Film Review: 'Miss Zombie'

    Set in a futuristic Japan where zombies are domesticated as house pets and servants, genre auteur Sabu's "Miss Zombie" is a deadpan social satire, an ode to motherhood, and a self-consciously grungy homage to classic silent horror-thrillers. Depicting a...