The Grifters

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Catch them if you can: The top five con men in pop-culture history

    Americans love a good con-man story. They love hearing about attractive criminals -- the charmingly deceptive leading man or intoxicatingly distracting female -- getting away with it, and the loot that provides them with another kind fantasy in the land of the super-rich. After a brief delay becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Top 10 gambling movies of all time

    ​This week's cover story, "All In," focuses on the work of University of Denver professor Robert Hannum, who's been researching the mathematics of gambling and the science of poker for almost two decades. Of course, we all know (or think we know) something about Las Vegas casinos and card game ... More >>

  • Film

    November 18, 2010
  • Music

    March 11, 2010

    Dan Allen

    Thompson Blues

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2009

    Farewell to the grand master of crime

    Donald Westlake, who died on New Year's Eve at the age of 75, wrote more than 100 books, mostly crime novels, over the past half century--almost all of them highly polished entertainments from a writer who knew his craft as few ever will again. I've probably read close to half of Westlake's out ... More >>