Espionage and Intelligence

  • Film

    October 17, 2013

    The Fifth Estate Never Puts Julian Assange into Focus

    Director Bill Condon never gives Benedict Cumberbatch room to act.

  • Film

    November 8, 2012

    James Bond's License to Feel

    Skyfall is basically Downton Abby with cyber crime and shower sex.

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Film

    February 9, 2012

    Protect the Abs at All Cost

    Ryan Reynolds's bod is the asset in men-on-the-run thriller Safe House.

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2012

    26th Law and the Media Seminar Tackles the WikiLeaks Debate

    ​The 26th Law and the Media Seminar will feature a discussion of the legal, ethical and practical implications of WikiLeaks. The mega site that has released hundreds of documents to the media over the past couple years stirred up a firestorm of controversy over how this information should be h ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2012
  • Film

    December 8, 2011

    Whack a Mole

    Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy takes us back to the Cold War.

  • Calendar

    June 23, 2011
  • Calendar

    April 14, 2011
  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    Where Are WikiLeaks' Media Friends? (UPDATED)

    From Michael Lacey, executive editor of Village Voice Media Holdings: Updated: Here is the link to the full story of the media's betrayal of WikiLeaks. Where are the First Amendment's establishment warriors as government-spooked businesses try to shut down Wikileaks? Hackers with computers, not h ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 10, 2010

    Once Upon a Time in Mexico Feast

    If only all hit men were this good looking

  • Calendar

    February 11, 2010

    Alex Berenson: The Midnight House

    Readers get another exciting thriller from the author of The Silent Man

  • News

    September 17, 2009

    Spy Story

    Con man or super spook — either way, Roland Carnaby wasn't supposed to meet his death on a Houston highway in a high-speed chase with the cops.

  • News

    August 6, 2009

    A Darker Look at Che's Revolution

    After Guevara destroyed his family and his fortune, Gustavo Villoldo hunted the revolutionary leader to his grave.

  • Film

    October 9, 2008

    We Can Believe In Body of Lies

    Ridley Scott's latest is the post-9/11, tech-savvy terror thriller we deserve

  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008

    Stella Rimington

    The former head of MI5 signs and discusses her newest novel, Illegal Action

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2008

    John Culberson Loves Ben Franklin. Foreigners, Not So Much.

    U.S. Congressman John Culberson, 7th District of Texas, sent out a note this afternoon reporting that the “Democrat led Congress has finally passed a responsible Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, (FISA), that President Bush can sign.” His note also included this snappy statement: “I am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2008

    Review: Legacy of Ashes, by Tim Weiner

    For decades now, the Central Intelligence Agency has reacted to most criticism by saying the agency’s successes are secret while their foul-ups are public. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tim Weiner puts the lie to that assertion in Legacy of Ashes, a comprehensive, chronological study of the past ... More >>

  • Film

    March 6, 2008

    Fast and Loose: The Bank Job

    True or false? This heist flick is too much fun to fact-check

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2007

    Well, What Do We Have Here?

    Houston Press staffer Olivia Flores Alvarez was on the way to work this morning when she saw a caravan of six trucks hauling ...uh, well... we don't know what exactly. They look like something aeronautical but we're not sure what. What do you think these are?

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2007

    The Houston Police Department's Attack of the Drones

    We’ve heard of unmanned drones used for military operations, border patrols and battling wildfires. Now the Houston Police Department is apparently planning to employ the expensive aircraft to take on another menace: speeding drivers.

  • Music

    June 7, 2007

    Sage Francis

    Sage Francis will perform Thursday, June 7, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483. Buck 65, Alias and Buddy Wakefield also perform.

  • News

    May 3, 2007

    Spy Stories

    Edwin Wilson said he was still in touch with his former employer, the CIA, when he shipped explosives out of Houston to the Middle East. The CIA denied it. The CIA lied

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2006

    Well, At Least He Did Better Than the Republicans

    Okay, really, you can only use the "shiite" joke once in a post, so we got nothing. The blogosphere is all abuzz about CQ National Security Editor Jeff Stein's recent interview with Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who has been tapped by incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to head the Intelligence C ... More >>

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2005

    She Spies

    Tom Stoppard's fractured view of East-West espionage comes to the Alley

  • Calendar

    August 18, 2005

    Hit Maker

    The A-Team creator unleashes a Cold-hearted killer