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John Landis: Monsters In The Movies

John Landis: Monsters In The Movies

Filmmaker John Landis, director of the classic An American Werewolf in London and a slew of other great films, is a connoisseur of monster movies. In fact, he has just written a history book on the subject, titled Monsters In The Movies: 100 Years of Cinematic Nightmares, with chapters on vampires, werewolves, space monsters, and, yes, zombies, [...]

The Monster: the fraud and depraved indifference that caused the subprime meltdown

The Monster: the fraud and depraved indifference that caused the subprime meltdown

Michael W Hudson's book-length investigative journalism piece on the subprime meltdown, The Monster, is both a brilliant example of skeptical business journalism done right, and a brilliant example of the storyteller's art. Hudson combines his meticulous, exhaustively documented research with a novelistic approach to telling the story that [...]

Asus loads shotgun with tablets large and small

Asus loads shotgun with tablets large and small

Asus offered its response to Apple's iPad at CES today, and it came in forms large and small. The flagship model is a Windows 7 monster described as "the most powerful tablet in the world." That it is named the Asus Slate seems immediately suspect, Microsoft's branding efforts already having been tarnished by the dismal HP Slate that CEO Steve [...]