The first chapter of your science fiction or fantasy novel absolutely needs to hook readers, and that goes double for any literary agents or editors who might be looking at it. But at the very least, you don't want your opening chapter to contain any of the red flags that make agents toss books in the "reject" pile. Read more...
The big questions buzzing over Boston Bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev have a single answer: It emerged in the 102 tense hours between the twin Boston Marathon bombings Monday, April 15 – which left three dead, 180 injured andShow More Summary
Scott Elrod is a big-league slugger with alcohol problems and daddy issues taken on by agent Vivica A. Fox.
The first really big blindside of Survivor Caramoan took place last week when the Favorites sacrificed one of their own, Corinne. Malcolm is sad to see his closest ally pack her bags, but he is outright giddy that the Favorites may believe...Show More Summary
A former judge in Kaufman County, Texas, who lost his job when he was convicted of theft says he was questioned by agents investigating the double slaying of a district attorney and his wife.
What a surprise. Border patrol agents are reporting an uptick in illegal border crossings in the run-up to Congressional immigration reform. Katie Pavich at Townhall reported: As the immigration reform Gang of Eight inside the Beltway prepares to announce a … Continue reading ?
The Australian known as "Prisoner X", who died in an Israeli prison in 2010, had been arrested after a bungled and unauthorised bid to recruit a double agent with links to Lebanon's Hizbollah, according to reports. The man, Ben Zygier, was arrested in early 2010 and was held in secret under the name of Prisoner X on unspecified security charges. Show More Summary
On Wednesday night, agent Ralph Cindrich tweeted a sage piece of advice for NFL players, suggesting players who have been released should “(go) into a hole for 24 hours” — and that the quiet time should double for players let go for the first time. I’m not sure if Cindrich was specifically referring to Brian…
A double amputee was humiliated by Transportation Security Administration agents who made him take off both his legs and refused to help put them back on, a US Congressman wrote to the TSA. In his letter to the TSA, California Representative Duncan Hunter wrote that several Marines from returning to San Diego from Arizona on [...]Show More Summary
KABOOM. The Atlanta Falcons make a dynamite splash in free agency, signing free agent RB Steven Jackson. You can count this as a double win, as he’s a great receiving back (averaged 8.4 yards per catch last season without a real WR threat to take away attention) who has great open-field vision and toughness carrying [...]
“Comint” is about trading sex for secrets, and how secrecy is a part of sex and love. It begins with Elizabeth in character as a Department of Defense employee, interviewing a recent widower and double agent, Uchada, who’s been passing information about the Strategic Defense Initiative to the Soviets. The ... More »
The art for my sold out “Secret Agent Man” print is featured as a double page spread in this James Bond caricature tribute book, which is not really in print yet but is now being offered as a sort of “Kickstarter” preorder from a company called Mad Artist Publishing. The deal is they need 350 [...]
The Americans – Episode 6 – Video Preview – Trust Me via Rickey.org Here's the video preview of The Americans Episode 6: "Trust Me" on FX. Double agent! The Voice • American Idol • The X Factor
So Tink's a double agent, huh?
It's Sunday afternoon — your last chance to read all that stuff you meant to read last week before Monday brings a new deluge of things you will want to read. Below, some of our recommendations: "Double Agents in Love" by Lorrie Moore (The New York Review of Books): On ... More »
One of the great beauties of Davis Cup is that the tournament has been one of the main agents that keeps the game of doubles relevant and intact. Make no mistake, doubles has suffered significantly since the start of the Open era. All...Show More Summary
So the whole pussy double entendre thing? Dead, done, gone, right? Nope. Agent Provocateur has dusted it off and is foisting in out face for it Valentine's Day promotion. So we have a woman wandering around her house in her lingerie (naturally) who hears a noise outside and her cat screeching. Show More Summary
Sam Fisher started off as a ghost, haunting the shadows of the early Splinter Cells, before evolving into the panther of Double Agent and Conviction, pouncing from the dark in a brutal and more savage form of stealth. In truth, though, he's always been something of a chameleon, evolving to reflect changing times and shifting appetites. Show More Summary
London's King Krule released "Rock Bottom" and "Octopus" as a double A-side single through Rinse late last year. The latter now has a video; a warped, dark bathroom scene that plays like one of Agent Dale Cooper's nightmares, directed by Paraic and Michael Morrissey. Show More Summary
Scientists annihilated lymphoma by depriving it of a favorite food: HDL cholesterol. Researchers developed a new golden nanoparticle that's a replica of natural HDL. Acting like a secret double agent, the particle appears to the human lymphoma cell like natural HDL. But when the cell engages it, the particle plugs up the cell and blocks cholesterol from entering. The cell dies.