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  • Marlon James' views of a crime in 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'

    Marlon James' views of a crime in 'A Brief History of Seven Killings'
    Marlon James' "A Brief History of Seven Killings," is a thrilling, ambitious fictionalization of the assassination attempt on Bob Marley in 1976 and the afterlives of Marley's would-be assassins. Both intense and epic — it's told in rapid-fire...
  • Secret Service disarray fuels questions over Obama's safety

    Secret Service disarray fuels questions over Obama's safety
    WASHINGTON - When Secret Service officer Timothy McCarthy took a bullet to protect Ronald Reagan in a 1981 assassination attempt and agent Jerry Parr shoved the president into a limousine, their quick reflexes projected a Hollywood-style image of...
  • Secret Service SNAFU a wake-up call for the White House

    WASHINGTON -- The latest disclosures of Secret Service breakdowns in the agency's prime mission, the physical protection of the president, are grim reminders of a most disturbing particularly American malady -- the assassination of the nation's...
  • Hilary Mantel's short-story collection long on controversy

    Hilary Mantel's short-story collection long on controversy
    The title story of Hilary Mantel's new collection was embargoed, then published simultaneously in the Guardian and the New York Times newspapers, and now has conservative British politicians calling for her arrest. Has any short-story collection ever...
  • Review: 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' by Hilary Mantel

    Review: 'The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher' by Hilary Mantel
    If fans of the British royals had their way, celebrated British novelist Hilary Mantel would have been boiled in oil last year when she said in a speech that the Duchess of Cambridge — half of the couple best known as Will and Kate — was a...
  • Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James

    Review: 'A Brief History of Seven Killings' by Marlon James
    "A Brief History of Seven Killings," the third novel by Kingston-born author Marlon James, opens in Jamaica on Dec. 2, 1976. One of the first characters we meet is Alex Pierce, a journalist for Rolling Stone who's on assignment in the island country and...
  • JFK picture on side of Dallas tour bus draws ire, threats

    JFK picture on side of Dallas tour bus draws ire, threats
    A Dallas tour company is being heavily criticized for the placement of a photo of President John F. Kennedy on the side of one of its buses.  The owner of Dallas City Tour said he received so much negative feedback, and even threats, he was forced to...
  • Hulu Orders Stephen King's '11/22/63' Kennedy-Assassination Thriller Series from J.J. Abrams

    Hulu has placed a direct-to-series order for "11/22/63," a nine-hour adaptation of Stephen King's time-travel novel about the Kennedy assassination, from J.J. Abrams and Warner Bros. Television. The miniseries, based on King's best-selling 2011 novel...
  • North Korea files U.N. complaint over Seth Rogen film 'The Interview'

    North Korea files U.N. complaint over Seth Rogen film 'The Interview'
    North Korea has taken its case against Seth Rogen and James Franco's upcoming movie "The Interview" all the way to the United Nations. In a letter to the U.N. dated June 27 but made public this week, North Korea accused the United States of sponsoring...
  • Fall promises bounty of great new books

    Fall promises bounty of great new books
    Writing a fall books preview on a limited word budget is a futile exercise. So many great titles hit the shelves in the peak publishing season that kicks off in September and runs through the end of the year, that even as we highlight quite a few, we...
  • Israeli air strike kills 3 Hamas commanders in Gaza

    Israeli air strike kills 3 Hamas commanders in Gaza
    Israel killed three senior Hamas commanders in the Gaza Strip in an air strike on Thursday and said it would continue to target the group's armed leadership after a ceasefire failed. Hamas, which dominates Gaza, named the men as Mohammed Abu Shammala,...