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  • 'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir

    'The Mongolian Conspiracy' is classic Rafael Bernal noir
    Rafael Bernal, born in 1915 in Mexico City, doesn't come to mind when one thinks of great detective novelists of the 1960s. There is little about him on the Internet in English, and none of his other novels, plays, story collections or histories have been...
  • Rwanda's president accused in death of ex-spy chief Patrick Karegeya

    PRETORIA, South Africa -- The death of a former Rwandan spy chief in South Africa has renewed opposition claims that Rwanda's president, Paul Kagame, is orchestrating the killings of political dissidents – allegations denied by the Rwandan...
  • The CIA and 'America's Great Game' in the Middle East

    In the 19th century, the British had a phrase to describe their effort to keep Russia from extending its imperial influence through Central Asia and into the crown jewel of the British empire, India. It was called the Great Game, with both sides spying,...
  • Political assassination fuels fear of more instability in Lebanon

    Political assassination fuels fear of more instability in Lebanon
    BEIRUT—The assassination by car bomb on Friday of a prominent Lebanese political figure who was critical of the Shiite militia Hezbollah has raised the specter of greater instability in Lebanon, fueled by the war across the frontier in Syria....
  • In Honduras, rival gangs keep a death grip on San Pedro Sula

    In Honduras, rival gangs keep a death grip on San Pedro Sula
    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras — We are driving into the meanest neighborhood in the murder capital of the hemisphere, if not the world. "Roll down your windows," the driver says. "Down??" Edgardo seems to think it best that people see who we are as...
  • 'Affluenza': Just the latest way to shirk responsibility [Commentary]

    'Affluenza': Just the latest way to shirk responsibility [Commentary]
    The story is causing national outrage: In Texas, a drunk driving 16-year-old named Ethan Couch (who had a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit for an adult) killed four people and seriously injured two others with his Ford F-350 pickup truck....
  • 'Homeland' recap: CIA assassination plot takes dramatic twists

    'Homeland' recap: CIA assassination plot takes dramatic twists
    A high-stakes operation to assassinate Iran’s warmongering intelligence chief takes several unexpected turns on “Big Man in Tehran,” Episode 311 of Showtime’s “Homeland.” Tasked by the CIA with the near-suicide mission...
  • JFK assassination: Who's the best actor in a Kennedy-themed movie?

    JFK assassination: Who's the best actor in a Kennedy-themed movie?
    By now you’ve read all the recaps of the JFK assassination and all the "who’s the best actor who played Kennedy" blog posts that you ever thought you would. But JFK movies go beyond those who played the man himself: to wit, Kevin Costner...
  • 'Homeland' recap, "Big Man in Tehran'

    Our man Brody keeps everyone guessing right up through the end of this episode. Carrie, however, shows again that she cannot be fooled. Yelling across the globe through a cell phone, Carrie stakes her claim: “I’ve always been right about...
  • Bells shatter a November morning

    SACRAMENTO — Five bells rang, followed by the clack-clack of paper spewing from the Teletype. It was a bulletin. "Dallas, Nov. 22 (UPI)—Three shots were fired at President Kennedy's motorcade today in downtown Dallas." Five bells for a...
  • Facts or conspiracies?

    Facts or conspiracies?
    Almost all of the readers who responded to Michael Shermer's Op-Ed article Tuesday didn't buy his idea that psychology helps to explain why JFK assassination theories persist. Reader Stephany Yablow of North Hollywood wrote: "J. Edgar Hoover came up...