| Apr 28, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Anne Rice hasn’t written about vampires in almost a decade.
But for many fans, she remains the authority on the undead. So when she made an appearance at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, a gathering of comic, fantasy and science fiction...
| May 2, 2012
| 11:03 AM
Sink your teeth into this lit
Vampire folklore dates back 3,000 years, with the oldest myths coming out of Mesopotamia, though cultures from ancient Egypt to China had stories of creatures...
| 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,...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 1:28 PM
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 176 new members into the organization on Friday, including Octavia Spencer, Terrence Malick, Matthew McConaughey, Kristen Wiig, Kerry Washington,...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 4:55 AM
Mac Wellman's absurdist, psycho-sexual adaptation (we're there!) of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" will be presented Feb. 16 to 18 at the Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St., New Haven.
The production, with its 11-member ensemble, features melodrama, physical comedy,...
| Feb 4, 2009
| 1:45 PM
He always vowed that he wouldn't die unless he could take it with him.
But now that Forrest J Ackerman really is gone, the grand old man of science fiction's memorabilia collection is on the auction block.
Thousands of items, including the Count Dracula...
| Oct 25, 2009
Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt
Dutton: 424 pp., $26.95
The ending of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (1897) has long troubled readers. Professor Abraham Van Helsing, the Dutch expert on the supernatural, repeatedly admonishes his band of...
| Oct 25, 2009
The Vampire Archives
The Most Complete Volume
of Vampire Tales Ever Published
Edited and with an Introduction
by Otto Penzler
Vintage: 1034 pp., $25 paper
"You have heard, no doubt, of the appalling superstition that prevails in Upper and Lower...
| Mar 23, 2009
When Michael Holroyd takes on a subject, you know his sweep will be wide. This is not to say that he forfeits depth -- far from it -- but rather that he puts things in the fullest possible context. His groundbreaking biography of Lytton Strachey more than...
| Feb 1, 2009
It was Tuesday, May 30, 1922, the day of the dedication of the solemn and splendid memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, and the ceremony on the Mall featured speeches by President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Howard Taft.
| Nov 20, 2009
"The New Annotated Dracula"
Now, for the first time in a major book, Dracula comes to life in the same way. Leslie S. Klinger, world-renowned Sherlockian and editor of the critically acclaimed and award-winning three-volume collection "The New...
| Sep 29, 2008
If you're a fall season traveler and heading out in October, you may want to drop in on one of these festivals in the West and beyond.
Minot, North Dakota
September 30-October 4
North America's biggest Scandinavian festival, in its 30th...