Monthly Archives: May 2015

Gary Cooper, The Confidence Man, and the Ghosts of Old Hollywood

What fascinated me most researching the Los Angeles of 1928 for my new novel, The Confidence Man, was the lost world of movies I encountered. That was the year, as any film buff knows, sound movies were introduced (most notably

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I Have Seen The Future and It Looks Like Dubai

 In Dubai, almost everything looks as though it was built yesterday. Everything else will be built tomorrow. As it turns out,  just about everything was built, if not yesterday, the day before. The entire waterfront area, chock-a-block with soaring, architecturally

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