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June 6 2016

With All Your Might: The Lasting Obsession with WWII Thrillers and Alternate History Stories

The WWII thriller and alternate history set in the same period are small time machines. If Walter Benjamin’s famous quote is taken into account, “History is written by the victors,”...
March 11 2016

The 12 Worst James Bond Films: A Feminist’s Take on the World’s Favorite Spy

Whenever I complain about the misogyny in a James Bond film, I'm inevitably told: “What do you expect? It's Bond.” The fact that this is said so matter-of-factly—it's...
March 11 2016

James Bond Vinyl Wall Clock

Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young—meet Connery, Craig, Moore, and Brosnan.  Let Etsy user geoartcrafts upcycle all of those Perry Como Christmas albums you see at thrift stores into a truly...
March 8 2016

Who Is the Best James Bond?

When you think of spy movies, you inevitably think of Bond. James Bond. Ian Fleming’s 007 has been the quintessential spy character since his 1953 creation—complete with the coolest...
March 4 2016

The 12 Best James Bond Films: A Feminist’s Take on the World’s Favorite Spy

My mother is still shocked that I enjoy James Bond. Partly because Bond has always been one of the ultimate male fantasies, a testosterone-and-martini-soaked wish-fulfillment on steroids. But...
March 2 2016

James Bond Book Art

Book. James Bond book. Everybody’s favorite secret agent can now be brazenly displayed on any bookshelf with this interesting and unique book art technique. Handmade to order from the Netherlands...
December 10 2015

8 Spies, Assassins, and Secret Agents You Need to Know

Undercover ops and fancy gadgetry; cold War tensions and hand-to-hand combat; secret government programs and high-speed chases—espionage films have been a mainstay in Hollywood since before...
November 23 2015

Something’s Amis: Colonel Sun and its Place in the James Bond Series.

It’s the 1960’s, and as the James Bond franchise is in the midst of exploding onto the scene, the author and creator of 007, Ian Fleming, dies on August 12, 1964. While Goldfinger (1964),...
August 8 2015

Intelligence vs. Spies

spy NOUN: pl. spies An agent employed by a state to obtain secret information, especially of a military nature, concerning its potential or actual enemies. One employed by a company...
August 7 2015

Get Smart at 50: Shrewd and Still Intelligent

In “Mr. Big,” the debut episode of Get Smart (1965-1970), there’s an opening shot of the US Capitol as a deep monotone voice-over melodramatically states: This is Washington,...
July 23 2015

“A Place With No Mercy”: Spectre Trailer

In the past, the villains of the James Bond universe have bordered on being one-dimensional, but some of the recent films have gone on the remedy that, and if Christoph Waltz's acting from...
July 17 2015

A Master Spy’s Final Showdown: Smiley’s People by John LeCarré

After Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (1974), John LeCarré had secured his nook within literature as a leading master of the espionage genre. Then, like a ballplayer who knows he can drive one more...
April 20 2015

The Gadgetless and Tired Assassin: James Bond’s Short Stories

Every so often the caretakers of the James Bond movie franchise talk about getting back to author Ian Fleming’s original creation, distancing themselves from the outlandish stunts, gadgets, and...
April 7 2015

James Bond’s Secret Past: Teaser Trailer for Spectre

After James Bond (Daniel Craig) receives a cryptic message from his past, he embarks on a trail to uncover a sinister organization dubbed Spectre. Slated to hit theaters on November 6th, Spectre...
November 18 2014

Christoph Waltz to Join Cast of Upcoming James Bond Film

Christoph Waltz has confirmed that he will be joining the cast of the upcoming and currently-untitled Bond 24 film. It is still uknown whether the two-time Oscar winner will be playing an ally...
November 9 2014

Fresh Meat: The Art of Robert E. McGinnis by Robert E. McGinnis and Art Scott

The Art of Robert E. McGinnis by Robert E. McGinnis and Art Scott is a coffee-table book that highlights the illustrious career of one of America's most recognizable artists (available November...
October 3 2014

Villains in Fact and Fiction

The world changed seismically for thrillers on 9/11.  All of a sudden, the dastardly plots and cunning villains that had been a staple of the genre dating back to Ian Fleming had been outdone...
Leslie Gilbert Elman
September 23 2014

Miss Marple: “A Caribbean Mystery”

When can murder be an almost pleasant event? When Miss Marple is on the case. This time she’s on the Caribbean island of St. Honoré for her rheumatism, vacationing at a small hotel...
September 14 2014

Mossad as Superspy: Is the Myth Slipping?

I’ve run across an interesting piece by Nathan Abrams, Professor of Film Studies at Bangor (UK) University, on The Conversation website (“a collaboration between editors and academics...
August 1 2014

Back to the Beginning: Call for the Dead by John LeCarré

“Short, fat, and of a quiet disposition, he appeared to spend a lot of money on really bad clothes, which hung about his squat frame like skin on a shrunken toad.” That tag at the start...
July 18 2014

Pulling Up a Seat from Shakespeare to Sherlock: London’s New Literary Benches

From Shakespeare to Sherlock, Hercule Poirot to James Bond, London has always had a rich literary history. And now you can sit on it! Thanks to The National Literacy Trust, along with its public...
June 10 2014

Slate Nailed It: YA and Detective Fiction Are for Rubes

An article in Slate by Ruth Graham that appeared last week decrying the popularity of YA fiction among adult readers has created quite the backlash from other media forums (including to name a few,...
May 4 2014

The Impossible Crimes of Thomas Banacek

Banacek came along just a bit before my time. When it began airing again on cable recently, the name rang a bell, but that's all. I'm pretty sure I didn't watch it back in the day—at...
April 22 2014

Brosnan a Bad Bond? At Least an Insecure One. (Yes, Even as Remington Steele!)

From The Telegraph: “I felt I was caught in a time warp between Roger [Moore] and Sean [Connery],” he says, “It was a very hard one to grasp the meaning of, for me. The violence...
March 7 2014

For Daniel Craig, One Car Is Not Enough

It seems as if there are certain perks that come with being James Bond, and we're not just talking about the women, gadgets, and suave one-liners. As if all that wasn't enough, listen to...
March 1 2014

Fresh Meat: Zero Volume 1: An Emergency by Ales Kot

Zero Volume 1: An Emergency by Ales Kot and illustrated by various artists is a collection of five comics that follow Edward Zero, the top spy for The Agency who learns he's been working for the...
December 30 2013

Will You Watch Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond?

Sure, we teased it last July, but here's the full trailer for the upcoming 4-part dramatic miniseries to air next month, beginning January 29th. According to BBC America: The new original...
July 2 2013

Fleming, Ian Fleming

You ever wonder what it would be like if authors lived the lives of there characters? If Lee Child was really a physically imposing ex-MP out to right wrongs efficiently and quickly? Or maybe if...
June 13 2013

James Bond and the Original Ms. Galore

James Bond is many things. He is a spy, a object of feminie desire, a stone cold killer... and a kitten lover. Who knew that Sean Connery, arguably one of the fan favorite Bonds, loved cuddling...
February 15 2013

Go-Go-Gadget at Apple?

They say art imitates life and it looks like the two may be converging again now that Apple is coming up with its next big project—wearable technology. It seems like something out of Inspector...