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New York City is once again the setting for Gotham noir as the International Thriller Writers (Itw) brings ThrillerFest VIII to town from July 10-13, 2013, at the Grand Hyatt Hotel to celebrate the "art of the thrill."
What exactly is ThrillerFest? It's a four-day celebration of thriller books, the authors who write them, and the fans who read them. Below are all the details you need if you plan to attend:
From the Press Release:
Spines are already tingling for the legendary Anne Rice (pictured above), Queen of the Gothic Thriller, who will make a rare appearance to serve as the 2013 ThrillerMaster. Rice is the author of 31 novels, including The Vampire Chronicles, Songs of the Seraphim, and the new Wolf Gift Chronicles.
New this year at ThrillerFest is FanFest, an opportunity for thriller writers to give back to their most loyal fans. These lucky readers will join such big-league talent as Joseph Finder, »
- The Woman In Black
The former Miss Alabama revealed her super low calorie diet in a new interview — she eats about 1,120 calories a day. Experts say it’s about 600 calories below where it should be — can you believe she eats so little? Sound off below.
Katherine Webb, 24, revealed the skimpy diet that keeps her looking slim in skimpy bikinis in the June 3 issue of People. But is her diet too extreme? See exactly what she eats and what a doctor has to say about her diet below.
Katherine, who is 5’11″, revealed a typical day’s diet to People magazine. “I try my hardest not to even consider getting something like pasta. It’s all about self-control.”
Here’s the exact breakdown:
Breakfast: 8-oz homemade smoothie with strawberries, banana, protein powder, almond milk, 1 packet Truvia sweetener
Snack: Green apple
Lunch: Water with lemon; Spinach salad with almond pieces, »
- Dory Larrabee
Villordsutch on the latest trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness...
Being spoon fed snippets throughout the previous year has led to this latest trailer for Star Trek Into Darkness, which judging by the content I would say is the last. I think we can finally put to bed the fact that Benedict Cumberbatch's John Harrison (J.H.) is now not Khan, which I’m thankful for. I adore The Wrath of Khan so what I didn’t want to see was a 21st shiny remake, and I’m glad I won’t.
However, running through this film is the core of Wrath of Khan, a film about vengeance and the destruction it brings. You have John Harrison whose vengeance has been long burning, vicious and aimed directly for the heart, then you have Kirk (Chris Pine) against J.H. which is new, out of control and destructive.
The trailer »
- Flickering Myth
Casting for DreamWorks Studios upcoming adaptation of EA’s widely popular video game franchise Need for Speed is currently underway as the project preps for theatrical release in 2014. Need for Speed tells of a local street-racer (Paul) who partners with a rich and arrogant business associate (Cooper), only to find himself framed by his colleague and sent to prison. After his stint in the joint, he joins a New York-to-Los Angeles race to get revenge. But when the ex-partner learns of the scheme, he puts a massive bounty on the racer’s head, forcing him to run a cross-country gauntlet of illegal racers in all manner of supercharged vehicles. The latest addition to the cast is Michael Keaton (Batman, Beetlejuice, Extreme Measures) who, according to The Hollywood Reporter, "will play the »
- Pietro Filipponi
4 items from 2013