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The Man Who Would Be Bond: Decoding the Myth

Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond is a new television series airing on BBC America. As the title suggests, the show is based on the life of Ian Fleming, the writer who conceived of the mythical secret agent, 007, and whose real life, as the tagline for the series states, “was as exciting, eventful,

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April 2, 2014

Rookie Report: John McCaffrey

Their relationship started in a conversation club called The Silo, a narrow, circular structure with cinder block walls and a white conical dome.  Baldwinwas newly on his own, just beginning to enjoy the possibilities of life without the smothering tether of family, when he noticed Nadine enter the club, her blond bob perched atop her

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December 20, 2013

The (Instagram) Picture of Dorian Gray

I keep a diary of my life from day to day, and it never leaves the room in which it is written. I shall show it to you if you come with me. —Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray I fear the day of the secret diary is gone forever. The clandestine manuscript of

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December 9, 2013

Literary Vignettes a la Francaise

“You may be an undigested bit of beef, a blot of mustard, a crumb of cheese, a fragment of underdone potato. There’s more of gravy than of grave about you, whatever you are!”  ―Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol  ________ Several years ago, I went to an off-off Broadway production of A Christmas Carol. Perhaps it

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November 11, 2013

The Art of Unevenness

The best book I read this year might be the worst book written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. I’m talking about The Love of the Last Tycoon, Fitzgerald’s unfinished novel, and his final work, not because he suffered writer’s block or experienced a change of heart about his profession, but because he had an actual heart

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October 14, 2013

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