| Oct 29, 2010
| 2:09 PM
As book publishers struggle to succeed in this economy, horror writers have to find alternatives to large publishing houses that, according to some authors, are accepting less material from niche genres. These writers are turning to small presses, where...
| Dec 3, 2010
| 1:19 PM
It's far too easy to stereotype an avid fan of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan Doyle's storied and much-beloved detective. After all, the pipe-smoking deductive genius, since his birth in the pages of Strand magazine in 1887, has inspired many admirers to...
| Feb 17, 2011
| 11:34 AM
The odds are pretty good that you or someone you know has been visited by a vampire. Or maybe it was a shape-shifter or a werewolf.
They're hard to avoid, because they seem to be everywhere — on television, in movies and in best-selling books....
| Feb 23, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Students in La Cañada High School’s theater department have been building their acting skills during rehearsals for the school’s third annual production of “Dracula.”
The limited engagement is set to run from on Feb. 27, Feb. 28...
| Oct 29, 2011
Saturday, 1:30pm 2nd Annual Voices of the Macabre Bowers Museum, 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana (714) 567 3600 www.bowers.org Santa Ana's Bowers Museum becomes the Boo-wers Mausoleum this Halloween weekend, where excerpts from Bram Stoker's Dracula,...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 8:20 AM
Hundreds of vampire enthusiasts will sail Alaska's fabled Inside Passage in a summer 2012 cruise tailored to their interests that combines gazing at glaciers with a late-night costume ball, organizers said on Thursday.
The "Vamps at Sea" cruise is...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 8:29 PM
It has been a long time since a booksale has taken place at the Mesa Verde Library. But next weekend you will have the opportunity to make great buys on great books.
The sale at the library, 2969 Mesa Verde Drive, Costa Mesa, will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p....
| Oct 6, 2011
| 10:23 PM
October isn’t complete without its trademark holiday Halloween. Throughout the month, plastic ghosts, cardboard vampires, and toy devils appear in windows and grocery stores around town. This October, Experience Music Project (EMP) is hosting an...
| May 13, 2011
| 1:19 PM
Books & Beyond
Our downtown group tries to go beyond books in many ways, including reading titles that represent a diverse range of genres. Occasionally our meeting is extended with an event such as seeing the movie versions of "The Girl With the...
| May 26, 2011
| 12:58 PM
1. Top Ten Most Dangerous Cities
According to Yahoo!, 2 of our neighboring cities are the most dangerous in the whole country. Let me break it down for you.
The most dangerous city in the U.S. is Flint, MI. Violent crimes increased in all category'...
| Dec 11, 2009
| 4:33 PM
A new documentary about Fidel Castro reveals stories about the Cuban revolutionary as told by the luminaries who'd met him. The documentary "Anecdotas Sobre Fidel," or "Fidel Anecdotes," which has screened at the Havana film festival, features...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:53 AM
Lately people have been asking me with excitement what apps I've got on my iPhone, and I shrug and change the subject. It's a phone, it plays music, it gives me directions, it lets me e-mail from as many accounts......