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December 7 2017

Watch the Official Trailer for Netflix’s Upcoming True Crime Docuseries Wormwood

Biological warfare. LSD. CIA conspiracies. Netflix’s upcoming true crime documentary has all this and more. Directed by the legendary Errol Morris (The Thin Blue Line), Wormwood deals...
January 26 2016

The X-Files 10.01: “My Struggle”

TAD O'MALLEY: What Bill O'Reilly knows about the truth could fill an eyedropper. Men in black. Roswell. Government conspiracies. The X-Files is back. When last we saw...
December 10 2015

Comedy in Action: The Nice Guys Trailer

After seemingly taking a break from his “unlikely, investigative duo” archetype with Iron Man 3, writer and director Shane Black (Lethal Weapon, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) is at it again...
July 2 2015

Conspiracies Allure Because I’m a Liar (and So Are You)

Call me naïve, but I believe humans have been to the moon. I know several intelligent people who do not believe humans have been to the moon and, while I believe they are mistaken, I do not...
April 23 2015

True Crime Thursday: Revisiting Criminal Element’s Bizarre Beginnings

As you may have seen, yesterday marked the four year anniversary for Criminal Element, and we're continuing the celebration for this True Crime Thursday by looking back at four of our first...
February 23 2015

Fresh Meat: The Doomsday Equation by Matt Richtel

The Doomsday Equation by Matt Richtel is a modern techno-thriller where one man has only three days to prevent the outbreak of World War III (available February 24, 2015). Jeremy Stillwater is smarter...
February 16 2015

Perverse Presidential Honors

President Dwight D. Eisenhower must've been a heckuva good sport, because he played lowdown prairie rat to a cowboy on a white horse at his own danged inauguration. This AP photo shows Ike being...
August 26 2014

Now Win This!: Thrillers and Killers Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes features six books and one ebook that will leave you checking your back. Nowhere is safe! Register to enter for a chance to win! Click here to enter for a chance to win! This...
May 21 2014

Fresh Meat: Mind MGMT Volume 3: The Home Maker by Matt Kindt

Mind MGMT Volume 3: The Home Maker by Matt Kindt continues the espionage comic series about a secret government psychic spy program (available June 3, 2014). Meru and Bill have been reunited in...
December 12 2013

When the Men Were Slick and the Women Were Out of Control: American Hustle Trailer

Bradley Cooper's ridiculous perm and other bad hair decisions aside, American Hustle promises to be a knock-out of '70s proportions, and reunites some great talent in Hollywood. Jeremy...
December 2 2013

Warren G. Harding: Heart Attack, Stroke, or Murder?

What do President Zachary Taylor and Warren G. (Gamaliel) Harding have in common, other than being president? Yes, both were somewhat heavyset. But more importantly, both of their deaths have stirred...
November 19 2013

The Death of JFK, Part 3: Where We Stand 50 Years Later

Read here for Part 1: Five Things We Now Know and Part 2: Trigger, Trigger! Who Pulled the Trigger?   Continuing... At 50 years, I’m not sure where we stand. Yes, we have...
November 18 2013

The Death of JFK, Part 2: Trigger, Trigger! Who Pulled the Trigger?

Read here for Part 1: Five Things We Now Know Continuing with... Oswald’s Weapons Training Inevitably, in any discussion of the Kennedy assassination, the question of Oswald’s...
November 15 2013

The Death of JFK, Part 1: Five Things We Now Know

The 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination is quickly approaching on November 22nd.  And we’ve already been subjected to panel discussions, new books, letters...
October 17 2013

Fresh Meat: Ask Not by Max Allan Collins

Ask Not by Max Allan Collins is historical fiction, the third novel in the Nathan Heller JFK Trilogy preceded by Bye Bye, Baby, and Target Lancer (available October 22, 2013).   It’s...
August 15 2013

Truman’s Secretary of Defense James Forrestal: Murder or Suicide?

In the conspiracy world, the death of James Forrestal is prima facie evidence of a cover-up of…. well, something. What that something is, is generally up for debate. But was his fall from the...
July 10 2013

Under the Radar—Horror Movies You May Have Missed: The Mothman Prophecies

I love the mainstream, popular, and critically acclaimed films as much as the next person. The last thing I’d consider myself is a cinematic snob. But there are times when a truly amazing movie...
May 15 2013

The Murder of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

In April 1945, the end of World War II was finally in sight. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, recently elected to an unprecedented fourth term as president, was at his Warm Springs, Georgia, retreat,...
April 23 2013

Fresh Meat: Mind MGMT Volume 1: The Manager by Matt Kindt

Mind MGMT Vol 1: The Manager , written and illustrated by Matt Kindt, begins an espionage series involving mind control and government conspiracy (available April 23, 2013). There is no such thing...
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March 7 2013

Fresh Meat: The Annals of Unsolved Crime by Edward Jay Epstein

The Annals of Unsolved Crime by Edward Jay Epstein “re-investigates” notorious, mysterious, and unsolved crimes from the past 200 years (available March 12, 2013). You might be forgiven...
September 10 2012

The Bin Laden Conspiracy

They called it Operation Neptune Spear. Ordered by President Barack Obama, planned by the CIA and carried out by Navy SEALs, it resulted in the death of the most wanted man on the planet. Or did it? I’m...
July 24 2012

Now Win This!: Simon Toyne’s Sanctus & The Key

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November 11 2011

Who is Shakespeare?: “As If We Were Villains On Necessity”

In a lively market town in Warwickshire during the 1570’s, a leather merchant and glovemaker, formerly very prosperous, was edging toward financial ruin.  The courts prosecuted him–or perhaps...
October 18 2011

My Fan Letter to Jim Kirkwood

When I was in my early twenties and working at my first job as a copywriter, I read James Kirkwood Jr.’s book Good Times Bad Times. This story of friendship between two young boys at a New England...
September 21 2011

Politics, Physics, Production of the X-Files: “The Truth is Out There” Roundup

It’s been a good year so far for paranoid schizophrenics conspiracy theorists. The end of 2010 ushered in 2,000 pages of documented UFO sightings released by the government of New Zealand. The...
September 10 2011

The Best—And Worst—Conspiracy Books

I do not believe every conspiracy theory that comes down the pipe. I really don’t. I am not a 9/11 “truther.” I am not a “birther.” But, as Sixth Floor Museum head Gary Mack famously told...
September 1 2011

I Decree Plummer Deserves Kudos as Holmes

There I sat in Caffé Trieste on Vallejo Street in The City, attempting to channel the spirit of Francis Ford Coppola (he worked on the script for The Godfather in this very café) as I pored over my...
August 9 2011

New Bombshells from Jackie Kennedy: Tapes and a Trade?

Did Jackie Kennedy believe that President Lyndon B. Johnson, her husband’s vice president, was responsible for her husband’s assassination?  According to new reports from London’s Daily Mail,...
August 1 2011

The Kennedys Miniseries: Once More Into The Conspiracies

Was John F. Kennedy a hero or an incompetent in the PT 109 story?  Did patriarch Joseph P. Kennedy use the Chicago mob to steal the Illinois presidential vote in 1960?  What was the truth...
June 3 2011

Conspiracies in America: New Twists in RFK’s Assassination?

(Read more about conspiracy theories on the death of MLK here.) Well, another year has come and gone, and on June 4th, we will mark the 43rd anniversary of Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination...