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Rainy Day Reads: What makes women dangerous?

...volume of "dangerous" women with less sex abuse? In many cases, abuse was central to the heroine's backstory, or a plot device, or simply the modus operandi of a postapocalyptic world. In Nancy Kress' "Second Arabesque, Very Slowly" (which...
'Unstoppable': Scott and Washington return to the rails

...brings the suspense up a few notches with his latest release, "Unstoppable." As in "Pelham," a train is a central plot device. And frequent collaborator Denzel Washington, who also starred in "Pelham," turns up again here, though as a very...
Kingsley, Cruz deliver in 'Elegy'

...has to make us believe completely in Consuela's love for her much-older partner; her passion can't feel like a plot device. She makes us understand why Kepesh is unwilling to believe such a beautiful, luminous woman could ever fully invest...
Financial meltdown: So what else is new? something rare and exotic. But people who stayed awake in history class know that financial panic is a familiar "plot device" in the drama of modern capitalism. Speculation has been followed by collapse at least as far back as the South Sea...


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