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Why the Inspector Rebus novels will endure

As well as portraying a fascinating character who won’t grow old, each book offers a finely rendered snapshot of a moment in the social history of Edinburgh<p>Around 10 years ago, I mocked the idea of any sane person wanting to read an ebook. I’ve been wary of making predictions ever since. All the …

How to Write a Mystery - Types of Novels

<i>This page offers tips and advice on how to write a mystery. This is just one of many pages on this site about how to write different types of</i> …

What’s Happened To The ‘Home Alone’ Cast After 25 Years?

<i>Home Alone</i> came out 25 years ago, and it has been teaching us about the power of cheese pizza and the upside of bad parenting ever since. Although the sequel is arguably better, for any child growing up at that point, the original became a dream movie: You ditch your annoying family, eat whatever …

Goodfellas may have gone but the gangster films remain

The acquittal of gangster Vincent Asaro, part of the gang who inspired the famous Martin Scorsese film, underlines the fact that the kind of organised crime which fascinates film-makers is now the stuff of nostalgia<p>The trial in New York of Vincent Asaro for his alleged role in the $6m Lufthansa …

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Discretion, not CGI: how Philip Seymour Hoffman was kept in the Hunger Games

It has become a horribly familiar feeling: watching a film starring an actor who died during production, and waiting for the moment when their absence is felt.<p>Final act: what happens when a film turns out to be a star's last<p>Read more<p>This week sees the arrival in cinemas of The Hunger Games: …

True Romance: the perfect showcase for Tony Scott’s exuberant style

Photograph: Sportsphoto/Allstar/Warner Bros<p>Damon Wayans and Bruce Willis in The Last Boy Scout.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/11/11/1447246760345/ebd56140-671c-4792-ab52-1a150172ed23-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Sportsphoto/Allstar/Warner Bros<p>Damon Wayans …

Nick Rennison: 'Platoons of the undead lurked in obscure books'

The anthologist talks us through some of the ghoulish discoveries he dug up from the archive for his collection of Victorian horror fiction<p>Bram Stoker’s Count Dracula was not the only vampire to haunt the late Victorian and Edwardian imagination. As I found when I undertook research for my …

Brad Pitt Turns 50: Conquering Hollywood Just the Beginning

Brad Pitt turns fifty years old on December 18 (a birthday he shares with Steven Spielberg and Keith Richards), which means the Missouri-bred …

Dreams Deferred: No 'Kill Bill 3' and No 'Elf 2'

<i>Editor's Note: We won't find 'Kill Bill 3' or 'Elf 2' under the tree this Christmas, but we do have something new from William Powell and Jack Hodges</i> …

A Leonardo DiCaprio Reader: His 5 Best Book-Based Roles

Leonardo DiCaprio may be the namesake of a master Renaissance painter, but his taste skews literary. He’s played a writer three times (“Total …

The Literary Exploits of the Brat Pack

We all remember the eighties – well, at least some of our favorite movies that typified the decade, particularly John Hughes’ “The Breakfast Club” or …

J. Kenner's Wanted Casting Call: Angelina Jolie and Henry Cavill

<i>Welcome to Signature's Casting Call, where we exercise our creative muscles by focusing our attention on extraordinary characters from exceptional</i> …

The Signature 2014 Golden Globes Recap

Except for the sight of Helen Mirren and Mike Tyson seated at the same table, I think we can all agree that last night's Golden Globe winners …