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Friday, April 19, 2013

Brutal irony reigns in Philip Kerr’s latest novel

 The idea of a War Crimes Bureau in Nazi Germany sounds like a very bad joke, but in fact there was one. It was run by conservative but Nazi-despising Prussian judges dedicated to the principle, upheld by the Geneva Convention, that there was a proper and honorable way for an army, even the German Wehrmacht, to fight a
Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Thomas Maltman’s meditation on small town tragedy

 Tragically, shootings in small town America have become all too frequent. Author Thomas Maltman chronicles one community’s reaction to a deadly shooting in his new book Little Wolves. This meditation on violence centers
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012
 Originally formed as a backing band for the Easy Star label's reggae artists, the All-Stars are best known for Dub Side of the Moon, a reggae version of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, which has been on the reggae...
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012
Sean Chercover, author of the Chicago-based thrillers Big City, Bad Blood and Trigger City, brings readers a new crime drama that mixes mystery and intrigue with unpredictable twists and fascinating plotlines. The Trinity Game, full of heart-pounding action...
Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012

Film series misses its main star, director

Bourne without Jason Bourne? It sounds like a Bond movie without James Bond or a Sherlock Holmes...
Monday, Aug. 6, 2012
Witchcraft, war, murder and romance abound in The Orphanmaster, the debut novel by Jean Zimmerman. Set in 1663 New Amsterdam (present-day Manhattan), The Orphanmaster tells the story of orphaned Blandine van Couvering...
Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008

Today @ the Times Cinema - 1:30 PM

Alfred Hitchcock tapped a can’t-miss muse for his 1956 thriller The Man Who Knew Too Much: himself. The film is an action-packed remake of his own lighter 1934 movie, this time with Jimmy Stewart in the lead role as a tourist in Morocco who hears the intrigue-laden last words of an assassinated spy. The . . .

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