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Mystery (genre)

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  • Video/Q&A: 'Project X' stars Thomas Mann, Jonathan Daniel Brown and Oliver Cooper

    Video/Q&A: 'Project X' stars Thomas Mann, Jonathan Daniel Brown and Oliver Cooper
    “Project X” puts you right in the center of the action—in this case, what may be the biggest onscreen party of all time. Or to put it another way, says “Project X” co-star Jonathan Daniel Brown, the movie has an “anti-...
  • The Siren's Call: The past is never past

    The Siren's Call: The past is never past
    "The past is never dead," Faulkner famously wrote in "Requiem for a Nun." "It's not even past" — and nothing demonstrates that maxim better than the discovery of a "new" painting by a revered, long-dead artist. Suddenly, it is as if that person...
  • The Reading Life: 'Agatha Christie: An Autobiography'

    The Reading Life: 'Agatha Christie: An Autobiography'
    Last summer, while browsing in a used bookstore in San Luis Obispo, I discovered something I thought no longer existed — an Agatha Christie novel I had not read. Anyone monitoring my vital signs would have thought I had discovered the next Gnostic...
  • Dinosaur Hall holds something big

    Dinosaur Hall holds something big
    There is nothing juvenile about the three Tyrannosaurus rex skeletons at the heart of the Natural History Museum's new Dinosaur Hall, crouching with their great heads and menacing teeth hovering just above an unlucky duck-billed Edmontosaurus skeleton &#...
  • Rufus Sewell gets 'Zen' when in Rome on 'Masterpiece'

    Say "Zen," and you may think of rocks, raked sand and temple bells. But if you tune into the first of three "Zen" episodes on Sunday, July 17, on PBS' "Masterpiece Mystery!" it's more like wine, pasta and death knells. Shot in and around Rome (where...
  • PBS goes 'Zen' in coming Sundays with Italian mystery series

    PBS goes 'Zen' in coming Sundays with Italian mystery series
    If you want a little mid-summer escape via TV the next three Sunday nights, check out the new PBS mystery series, "Zen," starring Rufus Sewell. I watched all three that were made available for preview, but I love TV mysteries. And I have to say that...
  • The Siren's Call: Apocalyptic world? Forget about it!

    The Siren's Call: Apocalyptic world? Forget about it!
    Marcel Proust, the great author of memory, gets a swift kick in the pants in Dan Simmons' latest novel of an apocalyptic future, "Flashback" (Reagan Arthur/Little, Brown: 560 pp., $27.99). Remember all that stuff Proust wrote about memories returning to...
  • Book review: 'Love Child'

    Book review: 'Love Child'
    Love Child A Novel Sheila Kohler Penguin: 256 pp., $15 paper Longtime novelist Sheila Kohler had a breakthrough popular hit with 2009's "Becoming Jane Eyre," in which she imagined her way into the life of beloved gothic novelist Charlotte Brontë....
  • Not Just for Kids: 'The Mostly True Story of Jack'

    Not Just for Kids: 'The Mostly True Story of Jack'
    The Mostly True Story of Jack A Novel Kelly Barnhill Little, Brown: 323 pp., $16.99, ages 8 and up Fantastical middle-grade mysteries have long been populated with protagonists confronted with evildoing and tasked with righting wrongs. A negligent...
  • Laura Lippman's darker side of Dickeyville

    Laura Lippman's darker side of Dickeyville
    The pungent, haunting narrative of Laura Lippman's new novel, "The Most Dangerous Thing," kicks in with a group of kids arguing for dibs on a grassy kickball field near a cotton mill on "Wetheredsville Road." The whole scene sounds like a cozy...
  • BBC America's 'The Hour' burns slowly, but bright

    BBC America's 'The Hour' burns slowly, but bright
    In BBC America's absorbing series, "The Hour" (9 p.m. Aug. 17; 3.5 stars), a group of TV journalists in 1956 London launches a new kind of BBC news program (think a live "60 Minutes") that hopes to report honestly about—not to—the British...