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  • Gaiman, Kinsella, Koontz among releases to look forward to

    Gaiman, Kinsella, Koontz among releases to look forward to
    It's not too early to start compiling your summer reading list. Here are some recommendations, courtesy of the Enoch Pratt Free Library, with publication dates. Fiction Sophie Kinsella, "Wedding Night": An unlikely romance involves a pair desperate to...
  • First impressions

    Took down John Le Carre's Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy for the third, maybe fourth, turn around the park, something to occupy the time this evening while people of limited resources gaze at the filthy Oscar proceedings. Look at that first sentence:...
  • Movies: Dapper gents rule in 'J. Edgar,' 'The Artist' and other films

    Movies: Dapper gents rule in 'J. Edgar,' 'The Artist' and other films
    Clothes and carefully cultivated facial hair are helping to make the man — and the movie — in a big way at the multiplex this season. Consider the tuxedo-wearing, thinly mustachioed men of 1920s' Hollywood in "The Artist"; the dapper denizens...
  • Sundance 2012: An Irish spin on 'Tinker Tailor'

     
    Shadow Dancer, starring Clive Owen and Andrea Riseborough, has echoes of "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy."...
  • Barbara Tuchman's opening lines

     
    Barbara Tuchman's masterful accounts of history in "The Guns of August" and other works have now been reissued in a volume from the Library of America....
  • Hardy’s in, Fassbender’s out of “Tinker, Tailor Soldier Spy”i

     
    One fo the great spy novels, John Le Carre's chatty, cerebral mole thriller, “Tinker, Tailer Soldier Spy” was already a pretty good British TV miniseries. In the 70s, mind you. Tomas Alfredson of “Let the Right One In” is about...
  • No more Bourne for Damon…for now

     
    Matt Damon definitely won't be in the fourth Jason Bourne spy picture that Tony Gilroy is directing.  Gilroy is co-writing the script, and deadline.com says “He's creating new characters and will tell a different story about the parent company...
  • Michael Hiltzik: The Kindle as context

     
    Technological revolutions always get some people thinking about what we are losing by discarding the old technology, rather than what we gain with the new. As my Sunday column observes, this process is already taking place with the advent of......
  • John Le Carre stirs controversy trying to withdraw from prize consideration

     
    John Le Carre stirs controversy trying to withdraw from consideration for the Booker Prize International. The judges say he's still on the list....
  • Movie Preview: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy

     
    The greatest spy novel of them all was once a classic British TV mini-series, and now has been remade as an all-star period piece set in the Cold War '60s. Colin Firth, Bill Nighy, John Hurt, Mark Strong, Benedict Cumberbatch, and as John Le Carre's canny...
  • "Our Kind of Traitor: A Novel" by John le Carre

    "Our Kind of Traitor: A Novel" by John le Carre
    "Our Kind of Traitor: A Novel" By John Le Carre Viking, $27.95, 310 pages There are writers whose work will, as time has shown and will show, become immortal: Shakespeare, Keats, Melville, Twain and Hemingway are all good examples. And then there are...
  • 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'

    'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy'
    A superb revisiting of the John Le Carre espionage novel that fueled a highly regarded television miniseries, this take on the tale boasts a fabulous, Oscar-nominated performance by Gary Oldman as former British intelligence agent George Smiley. He's...