I’m guessing you already know who Paul Newman is (if you don’t, please comment and tell me!) so I won’t waste words on an introduction other than to say he is considered one of the greatest movie stars of the past century, starring in a slew of iconic films. He was also renowned for aContinue reading “The sex symbol who couldn’t see himself”
Tag Archives: 20th century
Obsession and mystery in ‘My Cousin Rachel’
Oh, what a tangled web we weave when we get involved with our dead cousin’s widow.
Eerie stories in your ear
A haunted house on an island off the coast of Cornwall challenges a group of psychical researchers to solve a ghostly mystery.
The mystery of the one-book detective
Dol Bonner got to star in only one of Rex Stout’s mysteries, which is a shame.
Colwin tells extraordinary stories about ordinary people
Luminous short stories of interpersonal relationships by the inimitable Laurie Colwin.
The complicated politics of The Man in Black
Was Johnny Cash the most important political artist of his time? Michael Stewart Foley makes the case.
The lessons of Chernobyl live on
How did the 1986 disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant happen? Human error combined with political failures within the USSR were a deadly combination.
‘Rally Round the Flag’ serves up Cold War satire
This Cold War satire still funny after all these years.
Ian Rutledge plays a deadly ‘Game of Fear’
In 1920s England, Inspector Ian Rutledge investigates a murder committed by a ghost against an invisible victim.
Heir inapparent in ‘Alington Inheritance’
Miss Silver helps a young woman prove she’s the rightful heir to an English estate.