In many ways, aspects of Atomic Blonde will be really familiar to fans of high-octane action movies. It invests a lot in ambitious set pieces and fight choreography, and features many predictable character archetypes. But it manages to tie together its Cold War setting and character arcs into a larger theme very, very…
Female spies were not unheard of in 17th century Europe. In fact, espionage by women was occasionally seen as preferable because it was less expected and—if caught—a woman’s punishment (a few months in the Tower of London, maybe) was less drastic than a man’s (death by hanging).
According to former Attorney General Eric Holder, Edward Snowden and the Justice Department might strike a deal that enables the former NSA contractor to return from Moscow to the United States.
Patrick Macnee, who just died, embodied the ultimate gentleman adventurer for millions of people. As John Steed in The Avengers, he proved that an old-school gent could be ready for anything—whether it be robot killing machines, or a tough, self-assured lady in a catsuit.
Over the last several days, Edward Snowden's girlfriend's dead blog has suddenly sprung back to life, with two cryptic blog entries accompanied by photos of the acrobat-blogger-dancer. What does it mean?
You may be familiar with the espionage efforts of female spies like Josephine Baker and Mata Hari, whose lives have been committed time and time again to film. But there are numerous female spies who — even if we don't agree with all their politics — led fascinating lives, ones that could fill entire movie…
My fellow Americans: Apparently Russian spies think American college girls are just too damn difficult to work with, which is something they would have known in advance if they'd ever tried to plan a spring break trip to Cabo sophomore year with their besties.
NSA spies are just like us: they like to judge pretty girls in tiaras.
A new biography of Coco Chanel sheds more light on her wartime activities, and the house of Chanel seems to be bracing itself for backlash. What was ol' Gabrielle up to during World War II? Palling around with Nazis at the Ritz, basically — but the house of Chanel is denying that its founder and namesake spied for the…
In a study, "Illicit sex for the sake of national security," an Israeli rabbi has noted that seducing the enemy is sanctioned by the Bible, most famously in the Esther story. Question: What is the dude equivalent of "honeypot"?
Now that we have a sexy, happily married black couple in the White House, a sexy, happily married black couple has magically appeared in a non-sitcom on primetime TV.
Tonight, Nikita, the stealthy, sexy, spy-y new show from the CW, is slinking towards a TV near you. Starring Maggie Q. (a woman who's last name already makes her sound like a secret agent), Nikita is about a bad girl turned bad-ass who relentlessly chases bad guys.