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Tom Clancy

  • Film

    January 16, 2014

    Kenneth Branagh Makes the Dumb Spy Thriller Soar in Jack Ryan

    Director brings gramdeur and a new kind of Ryan to the screen.

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2011

    Five Very Bad Father's Day Gifts

    Father's Day: What are you gonna do? You are forced by the powers that be to get something, unless your Dad has passed on to his reward. And if you're a Dad yourself, then you have to resign yourself to books from that one author someone saw on your shelf (never mind that you hated that book), tool ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2011

    Pop Rocks: Lights, Camera, Osama

    It'll be the feel-good movie of the year.​On the Geologic Internet Time Scale, the news of Osama bin Laden's death took place almost a century ago. We're already fondly recalling our whereabouts when we heard the fateful news (drinking beer and watching The Killing...NEVAR FORGET) and relivi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2011

    Idol Beat: Say Goodbye To Hollywood

    ​You know, I had my misgivings about covering Season 10 of American Idol. I've already mentioned my concerns that, contrary to what David Hasselhof would have us believe, American doesn't necessarily have talent. At least, not enough to fill ten seasons worth of programming. I also feared the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2010

    Pop Rocks: A World Without Oprah

    So long, suckers.​The 25th and final season of The Oprah Winfrey Show kicked off yesterday with a John Travolta dance number, an appearance by Paul Simon (of "and Garfunkel" fame, not the deceased U.S. Senator), and an announcement that Oprah would take the 300 studio audience members in atten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2010

    The Week In TV: Boardwalk Empire And Bravo, Two Ends Of A Spectrum

    This guy has to be stopped.​The Cup is upon us, the spring season is definitely behind us, and I'm warning you: Don't tease the panther. This was the week in TV Land: • So, the World Cup started the other day. I was with friends at a Mexican restaurant when the USA-England game began, whic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    Pop Rocks: Life Goes On, Even After Lost And 24

    ​In case you hadn't heard, this week marked the series finales of both 24 and Lost, leaving fans of Byzantine plots, glacial pacing, and right-wing propaganda with huge, empty spaces in their lives. At least until the next Tom Clancy novel comes out. But have no fear, brave TV watchers. For t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2009

    The Soda Fountain That Time Forgot

    Photos by Katharine ShilcuttDriving by Huston's Drugs on Washington Avenue, it's easy to miss the small drugstore despite its royal blue, fantastically retro sign. Although the drugstore closed down sometime in the mid-1990s -- forsaking its soda fountain and all its other contents to the ravages of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Album of the Week: The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem In Person At Carnegie Hall

    The Clancy Brothers The Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem in Person at Carnegie Hall: The Complete 1963 Concert www.legacyrecordings.com During the early '60s folk boom, no one did more to expose audiences to traditional Irish music than this singin' and playin' quartet of brothers Liam, Paddy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    The Five Best Super Bowl Movies

    The Super Bowl is about more than just gorging ourselves on lite beer and fatty foods before calling in sick to work on Monday: it's about terrorism, and transsexualism, and the dread that comes from knowing your bookie is going to have your legs broken because Whisenhunt called for a meaningless 4 ... More >>

  • Film

    October 26, 2006

    History Lessons

    The story of an '80s anti-apartheid activist carries overtones of the present

  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    Eight-Bit Symphonies

    Who was responsible for the best music of the 1980s? Nintendo. Who's finally discovering it? Everyone.

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2006
  • Home Entertainment

    December 15, 2005

    They've Got Game

    Barbarians, brain-eaters and beagles round out the best of 2005

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Art and Soul

    From our innermost insecurities to the wildest flights of fantasy, 2002 stimulated both heart and head

  • Film

    May 30, 2002

    Nuclear Waste

    It's up to Ben Affleck to save the world, and that's The Sum of All Fears

  • Film

    November 29, 2001

    Snore War

    Owen Wilson goes down Behind Enemy Lines and lands in familiar terrain

  • News

    November 18, 1999

    Strong Convictions

    Hard-line leaders such as loopy Stephen Mansfield have taken their agenda to the Court of Criminal Appeals, where legal precedents--not prosecutions--get overturned

  • News

    November 5, 1998

    Fugitive Justice

    Gary Robert Williams's violent career began spectacularly 29 years ago. This is the story of how one determined U.S. marshal brought it to an end.

  • Calendar

    June 27, 1996
  • News

    June 29, 1995
  • Film

    May 18, 1995

    War Games

    Crimson Tide dives deep, but ends up dead in the water

  • Film

    August 11, 1994

    Spy Games

    Tom Clancy and Harrison Ford take aim at the War On Drugs

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