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  • Paul Salamunovich, respected choral conductor, dies at 86

    Paul Salamunovich, respected choral conductor, dies at 86
    Paul Salamunovich, the widely respected choral conductor who led the Los Angeles Master Chorale for 10 years, died on Thursday. He was 86 and was suffering from multiple health complications due to West Nile virus. Salamunovich served as music...
  • Omarr's daily astrological forecast

    BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor and composer Tom Waits was born in Pomona, Calif., on this date in 1949. This birthday guy earned an Oscar nomination for his score of the 1982 film "One from the Heart." He's also won Grammy awards for his albums "Bone Machine" and...
  • Review: 'The Abominable' by Dan Simmons

    Review: 'The Abominable' by Dan Simmons
    A friend writes: “Paranoiacs often project their craziness onto fundamentalism (which they conflate with religion per se) rather than onto capitalism, which is the long-governing force behind fundamentalism.” She is referring to the tendency...
  • Review: 'The Impaler' tries to keep it real but misses the mark

    Review: 'The Impaler' tries to keep it real but misses the mark
    Less about vampires than deals with the devil, "The Impaler" draws not on "Dracula" but the historical figure who inspired Bram Stoker's iconic bloodsucker: Vlad III, a vicious 15th century Crusader known for impaling his victims. Seven friends who look...
  • Review: NBC's 'Dracula' is sumptuous, sexy and, yes, bloody fun

    Review: NBC's 'Dracula' is sumptuous, sexy and, yes, bloody fun
    It is a little late to be worrying much over the body of Dracula. From pulp he came and to pulp he shall forever return. For every serious or even vaguely faithful take on the 1897 Bram Stoker novel — Browning, Murnau, Coppola, Herzog, et al....
  • Mark Waters: Unlike 'Twilight,' 'Vampire Academy' Is Humorous

    Sure, "Vampire Academy" is an adaptation of a wildly successful YA series chronicling the lives of teenage vampires, but the similarities to "Twilight" stop there. Aside from dealing with a different vampire mythology, director Mark Waters said the...
  • 'Dracula' review: Dracula is back with a vengeance

    'Dracula' review: Dracula is back with a vengeance
    When I popped in NBC's new drama "Dracula," I wasn't sure if I was watching a remake of Bram Stoker's classic thriller or ABC's nighttime soap "Revenge." The traditional players from Stoker's book appear in the stylish retread (9 p.m. CT Oct. 25, NBC; 2....
  • 'The Pianist' Composer Wojciech Kilar Dies at 81

    Wojciech Kilar, a Polish pianist and composer of classical music and scores for many films, including Roman Polanski's Oscar-winning "The Pianist" and Francis Ford Coppola's "Bram Stoker's Dracula," died Sunday. He was 81. The composer died in his...
  • A look at the magicians of cinema

    From its earliest days, cinema has borrowed heavily from the world of magic. Illusion, after all, is part of the moviegoing experience — the phrase "the magic of movies" is both literally and figuratively true. This week the Academy of Motion...
  • Neil Gaiman’s ghost video game ‘Wayward Manor’ prizes puzzles over dialogue

     
    The first Neil Gaiman-authored video game may not have many words from the celebrated fantasy writer. But that's exactly the way […]...
  • TV Picks: 'The Returned,' 'The Graduates,' Welles' 'War,' 'Dracula'

    TV Picks: 'The Returned,' 'The Graduates,' Welles' 'War,' 'Dracula'
    "The Returned" (Sundance Channel, Thursdays). A French miniseries in eight parts, based on a 2004 film of the same French name ("Les Revenants") but a different English one ("They Came Back"). The word "zombie" is often mentioned in press for the series,...
  • 'Lord of the Flies' still a terrifying favorite

    'Lord of the Flies' still a terrifying favorite
    What's the scariest book you read in school? For me, it wasn't "Dracula" by Bram Stoker or Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" -- it was "Lord of the Flies." William Golding's "Lord of the Flies" told a dystopic story of schoolboys marooned on a remote,...