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Rectal Kits, Cyanide Spectacles, & Lipstick Guns: Even More Cold War Era Spy Gadgets

As any real agent knows, inconspicuous accessories are some of the most important gear a spy can carry. Now, who can truly say they've never dreamed of owning a gun disguised as lipstick? James and Jane Bonds of the world, eat your heart out.

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New Episode! Whitehall Ep 8: “Ambitions Which Climb Upwards”

Even amidst the swirl of court intrigue, the residents of Whitehall keep their eyes on the prize–and the throne.

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New Episode! Bookburners S2E6: “Incognita”

Liam and Grace travel to Shanghai to investigate a lead on the Orb – and hopefully their own pasts.

A Bowl of Questions

A Bowl of Questions with the lovely Sarah Smith

Meet Sarah Smith: winner of the Agatha and Massachusetts Book Awards, lover of "Mistress Masham's Repose," and citizen of Starbucks with the soul of a harpy eagle.

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Small Town Espionage: The KGB Training School in Vinnytsia, Ukraine

Spend a few years in this Anytown, USA-themed training school and you too could one day infiltrate the smallest American towns!

From The Writers' Room

Barbara Samuel on writing Whitehall Episode 7: “Imperfect Enjoyment”

The best part of writing historical fiction is the happy accidents that always, always arise. At the start, the work of bringing the past alive begins with world-building—who was there and where did they live and how did they dress and what was on the table. In Whitehall, that world is the Restoration, and it’s a juicy era no matter what angle you examine it from.

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Czech Film Posters of the 1960s and 1970s

During the post-Stalin period, cultural institutions were given a new life and, fueled by increased cultural import, artistic experimentation grew dramatically throughout the country. This growth was particularly apparent in Czech film poster design, lasting even past the Prague Spring and up to the fall of the USSR. Take a look at some works by our favorite graphic designers of the era.

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New Episode! Bookburners S2E5: “Debtor’s Prison”

Asanti’s murky past gets a bit clearer when an old friend visits her to reminisce…and collect on a debt.

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Smuggling Jeans Behind the Iron Curtain

"There is more power in blue jeans and rock and roll than the entire Red Army” --Régis Debray

Just For Fun

6 Creepy Conspiracy Theories About the Vatican’s Secret Archives

The Vatican’s Secret Archives, aka Archivum Secretum Apostolicum Vaticanum, are subject to wild conspiracy theories, and for good reason. With a name like that, who wouldn’t speculate?

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New Episode! Bookburners Season 2, Episode 4: “Ghosts”

Frustrated at the still-broken Orb, Liam does some old-school web fishing and gets a nibble from Turkey.

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New Episode! Whitehall Episode 6: “Divine Passion”

When it comes to the theater, sometimes the audience holds more drama than the stage.

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