With Argo, Ben Affleck asks us to love Hollywood again.
A jury has convicted an immigrant smuggler of imprisoning his customers until their families coughed up $5,000 each. Cesar Avila, 35, was found guilty on one count of hostage-taking conspiracy, four counts of hostage taking, one count of using a firearm during a crime of violence and four counts of ... More >>
Texan Larry Plake went out to one offshore oil job too many and ended up held for ransom in the Nigerian jungle.
photo courtesy of beckstir01 Kidnappings, pipeline bombings and vigilantism has become a way of life for both offshore oil workers stationed along the coast of Nigeria as well as the oppressed native insurgency groups who carry out the violence. (Check out this week's feature about one Texan's re ... More >>
Houston playwright holds everyone prisoner to the truth
At Stages, Hotel Oubliette's tale of two hostages locks out the world