It opens a field of inquiry that stretches to the far corners of culture. ...more
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I wasn’t into girl stuff, but I loved James Bond! ...more
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Perhaps space is an inevitable resting place for music of this kind, because time is completely different when conceived of in the vastness of space, and not only because of relativity. ...more
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While the upcoming James Bond film Spectre, potentially Daniel Craig’s penultimate appearance as Bond, has fans wondering who will play the franchise’s lead role next, fans are equally awaiting news on the production of Spectre’s theme song. In fact, they’re betting on it. One anonymous better reportedly placed a £15,000 wager on it being produced […]
When I think about relationships that I idolize from literature, they are almost all friendships based on loyalty and adventure. ...more
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James Reich reviews Laurence A. Rickels’ SPECTRE today in The Rumpus Book Reviews.
In 1958 Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler discussed each other’s writing in this BBC interview. Being seasoned wordsmiths on the subject, they discuss what makes a British thriller versus an American thriller (apparently “thriller” is an elusive term), heroes and villains and frustrations with bestseller lists. This conversation is definitely worth a listen!