| Jan 24, 2008
| 8:36 AM
"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,...
| Jul 13, 2008
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...
| May 9, 2008
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...
| Sep 14, 2008
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...
| Jan 18, 2009
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...
| Nov 16, 2008
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...