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  • James Bond takes a 'Quantum' leap in luxury

    James Bond takes a 'Quantum' leap in luxury
    Forty-six years ago, when Sean Connery played his first hand of chemin de fer clad in a shawl-collar tuxedo as James Bond in "Dr. No," the world was a much different place. Dressing up for dinner was de rigueur, and high-tech meant a shortwave radio...
  • 'A Week in December: A Novel' by Sebastian Faulks

    'A Week in December: A Novel' by Sebastian Faulks
    The English writer Sebastian Faulks is one of those curious novelists whose predilection for well-told stories and popularity with readers often have seemed impediments to serious regard. That's a bit unfair because, with its knowing nods to Trollope,...
  • New Bond film titled `Quantum of Solace'

    New Bond film titled `Quantum of Solace'
    "Quantum of Solace" is the title of the new James Bond film, the 22nd Bond adventure. The title was revealed to reporters Thursday at Pinewood Studios outside of London, where the movie is being filmed. Producer Michael G. Wilson said the title,...
  • James Bond's women thrive on bimbo power

    James Bond's women thrive on bimbo power
    What's in a name? Well, if the name happens to be "Pussy Galore" or "Holly Goodhead" or "Plenty O'Toole," there's a bounty of salacious innuendo that prompts a tussle over the true identity of the gorgeous, well-endowed women known as Bond girls. Are they...
  • Richard Todd dies at 90; British actor was Ian Fleming's choice to play James Bond

    Richard Todd dies at 90; British actor was Ian Fleming's choice to play James Bond
    Richard Todd, an actor who reenacted his wartime exploits in the 1962 film "The Longest Day" and was Ian Fleming's choice to play James Bond, has died of cancer. He was 90. Todd, who was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1949 film "The Hasty Heart"...
  • Presidential powers don't extend to pop culture.

    We're asking a lot of Barack Obama, just to right the sinking ship of American politics. Can we expect him to save American culture as well? Can a president spin that much gossamer from his oratory? Can the American people make better books, movies and...
  • At the speed of pulp

    At the speed of pulp
    Richard Stark created the character of Parker, a nerveless professional thief, all the way back in 1963, in "The Hunter" ( University of Chicago Press: 198 pp., $14 paper). Stark was, and is, a pseudonym for Donald Westlake, then a young writer so...
  • 'Bond girls' still special -- and tough to cast

    They don't call them "Bond babes" any more. Not publicly, any way. The producers of the James Bond films have evolved, as has Bond himself. Ian Fleming's agent is a little less sexist. Fleming's double-entendre names -- Pussy Galore, Holly Goodhead? Not...
  • Ian Fleming exhibit opens at Londons Imperial War Museum

    For your eyes only -- well, and those of thousands of other visitors -- at London's Imperial War Museum is a new exhibit on Ian Fleming and his most famous secret agent, James Bond. The exhibit, "For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond," marks...
  • 'The Spies of Warsaw,' by Alan Furst

    During the war years in the Balkans, on those chilly nights when you counted your blessings if you had a portable generator that provided enough light to read by, Alan Furst's spy novels offered pleasant diversion for many a foreign correspondent. Furst,...
  • A James Bond driving tour of England's Kent

    A James Bond driving tour of England's Kent
    James Bond would choke on his dry martini at today's gas prices -- 1.20 pounds a liter in his British homeland, or about $8 a gallon. Powering along Britain's open roads in supercharged machines for fictional adventures, 007 would soon feel the pinch at...
  • James Bond's Latest Takes 'Solace' in Title

    The latest 007 adventure is no longer titled "Bond 22." In a Thursday (Jan. 24) press conference, producers announced that the latest James Bond film will be titled "Quantum of Solace." While that title may have casual observers scratching their heads,...