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Who is Doc Savage?—everything you wanted to know about the Man of Bronze but were (are) afraid to ask.
Maria Semple on Today Will Be Different. An interview with the Seattle-based novelist and daughter of Hollywood screenwriter Lorenzo Semple Jr.
Hefner by Frank Brady. A look at a 1974 bio of the Playboy publisher.
Michael Chabon on Nicholas Meyer and Walter Tevis.
Science fiction author Jack Vance with cat.
Queens Gambit cover
The New Yorker
Cover, Michael Chabon's short story, "Citizen Conn" in the New Yorker January 2012
How I Became a Famous Novelist by Steve Hely. A review of the novel by a former writer for The Late Show with David Letterman.
Pulitzer Prize Winning Novelist Jennifer Egan (A Visit From The Goon Squad) was born on September 1962
Interview with crime fiction writer Jason Starr, author of The Pack, The Follower, Panic Attack and even some Marvel comic books.
Howard the Duck 1986 movie
Disney's 1991 superhero movie The Rocketeer never stood a chance. It has some nice retro features, though. And the film, based on cartoonist Dave Stevens' creation, has its fans.
Sean Young as Catwoman on the Joan Rivers show. Sean wanted the role of Catwoman (it would go to Michelle Pfeiffer).
To hold onto the rights to Dick Tracy, Warren Beatty dressed up as the comic-strip detective and appeared in a 30-minute segment with film critic Leonard Maltin.
The 1984 Supergirl movie, starring Helen Slater, is seriously bonkers.