It all began with an early obsession with Nancy Drew, then I moved on to Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie, and before I knew it I was devouring any book that promised thrills, intrigue, and murder. Is there a detective in it? I’ll read it. Bonus points if the protagonist is a woman. And the cherry on top is if the author is British or Scandinavian (or Irish). That said, Gone Girl is one of my favorite books of all time, so if you feel the same, you’ll probably love my other picks. Obviously, this isn’t an exhaustive list – I’ve only included books I can vouch for (aka that I’ve read) – but here are all the modern mysteries guaranteed to keep you up all night.
Daily Archive: July 2, 2018
In the 20 years since Christina Aguilera’s arrival helped usher in a new era of pop, the performer has shown she’s unafraid of transformation.
Aguilera famously torched the bubblegum teen-pop image crafted for her with a pair of leather chaps and edgier genre-blending music that announced a young…
Triggering a massive cloud of vapor and a roar, officials on Monday test fired a rocket engine designed to be part of a reusable spacecraft that can launch into space repeatedly with a quick turnaround time.
With a massive cloud of vapor and a roar, a rocket engine designed as part of a reusable spacecraft is being test fired in Mississippi.
Uranus was hit by a massive object roughly twice the size of Earth that caused the planet to tilt and could explain its freezing temperatures, according to new research.
Editor’s note: the following contains serious spoilers for Game of Thrones.
While the world laments the struggle having to go more than a year without Game of Thrones as its eighth and final season films, the show’s cast and crew are experiencing an entirely different sort of sadness. Series stars who have spent nearly a decade of their lives filming the epic fantasy show are now faced with life after Game of Thrones – and it’s an exceptionally emotional prospect. For actress Nathalie Emmanuel, who plays Missandei, wrapping the series and saying farewell to the GOT cast and crew warranted a tearjerker of an Instagram post, which, luckily for us, is littered with potential hints about season eight.
Grab your tissues and your tinfoil hats, because we’re diving deep into the implications of Emmanuel’s sweet-yet-devastating post. Spoiler alert: one of your favorite characters is almost certainly going to die.
It’s been a little under two years since Doctor Strange premiered back in 2016, and since then, the space- and time-bending wizard has been up to quite a lot in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Following his epic fight with Dormammu in the Dark Dimension at the end of his film, Dr. Stephen Strange joins up with the Avengers to help stop Thanos in Infinity War, and . . . well , we all know how that worked out. With so many other high-profile titles swirling around the MCU, is a Doctor Strange sequel in our future?
According to Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, absolutely yes.
The exec recently sat down with CinemaBlend at a press junket for Ant-Man and the Wasp, where he revealed the studio is already working on plans to bring Strange, as therefore actor Benedict Cumberbatch, back for a sequel.
“Sometimes it’s where do those characters pop up? [Doctor] Strange, you know, whenever we do another Strange [movie], which we will do, it will be a number of years from the first Strange, and yet he’s a very big part of Infinity War,” Feige explained. “So it is just a good problem to have when you have too many beloved characters that people want to see more of, whilst keeping to our core belief that we need to keep exploring nuance and keep doing different types of things.”
For fans of the first film, Feige’s confirmation is definitely exciting. That being said, we’re probably still going to have to wait until 2020 or later to see Strange – and the Cloak of Levitation – back in action.
Do fireworks look round or flat from the side?
That question (among other things) gets repeated a lot in the Japanese animated feature “Fireworks,” a cloying, wannabe-lovely romantic fantasy set in the seaside town of Moshimo, where a much-anticipated display of controlled explosives is about to…
Veteran investigative reporter Brian Ross, suspended in December for an erroneous report on former national security advisor Michael Flynn, announced Monday that he is leaving the network.
Ross, 69, had been with ABC News since 1994, and was long one of the network’s highest-profile correspondents….
Gillian Lynne, the energetic ballerina who choreographed ‘Cats’ and ‘Phantom of the Opera,’ dies at 92
Famed “Cats” and “Phantom of the Opera” choreographer Gillian Lynne, who both inspired and worked closely with theater impresario Andrew Lloyd Webber, has died. She was 92.
The English ballerina died Sunday at Princess Grace Hospital in London, according to her husband, Peter Land, who confirmed…