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  • Scary Men Different From Scary Women

    With Halloween trying to sneak up on us, it's time to look without fear at the differences between what makes men scary and what makes women scary. For example, your male villain in a horror movie must have third-degree peeling burns and open sores over...
  • Go Away With ... R.L. Stine

    Go Away With ... R.L. Stine
    Thanks to the popularity of his "Goosebumps" novels, R.L. Stine, 69, is referred to by many fans as the Stephen King of children's books. He says that when he does book tours, he often meets people who said his books "traumatized" them when they were...
  • Anniversary of JFK assassination spawns flood of new titles

    Anniversary of JFK assassination spawns flood of new titles
    When is enough enough? When will the bookshelves finally buckle and break under the weight of books about John Fitzgerald Kennedy, this country's 35th president? There have been, by various estimates, more than 40,000 books written about him and...
  • Review: San Francisco Opera's 'Dolores Claiborne' moody but conventional

    Review: San Francisco Opera's 'Dolores Claiborne' moody but conventional
    SAN FRANCISCO — A Stephen King opera had to happen. Many of his 56 novels have been made into movies and have spent time on bestseller lists, making King a king of pop culture accessibility — just what the opera world lusts after these days....
  • Should space epic 'Gravity' be afraid of supernatural 'Carrie'?

    Should space epic 'Gravity' be afraid of supernatural 'Carrie'?
    This post has been updated. Please see bottom for details. Will "Carrie" pull "Gravity" back down to earth this weekend? Since making its debut two weeks ago, Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" has proved to be a favorite at the box office, raking in $136...
  • Review: 'Carrie' hasn't evolved much since 1976

    Review: 'Carrie' hasn't evolved much since 1976
    "Carrie," the horror cult classic based on novelist Stephen King's great girl roar against bullies, body, religion and mom, is back on the big screen with more teen trauma than ever and a new party dress for the prom. And yet…. Directed by...
  • Five books to read this Halloween

    Five books to read this Halloween
    Days are shorter, shadows longer: Halloween approaches. We're dedicating this issue of Printers Row Journal to all sorts of tricks and treats — monsters and murder, witches and spies. Since a remake of Stephen King's “Carrie” opened in...
  • Thrillers reviewed

    Thrillers reviewed
    Pandemic by Scott Sigler, Crown, 592 pages, $26 When George Romero popularized zombies in the '60s, they were straightforwardly a trope for Cold War anxieties. They trudged and lurched, as vacant as the '50s stereotypes of mindless consumers rising from...
  • Lovecraft slowly shedding cult status

    Lovecraft slowly shedding cult status
    Earlier this month the pre-Halloween episode of “The Simpsons” opened with an elaborate three-minute segment directed by Guillermo del Toro, in which Bart joyfully skateboards up the tentacle of a gruesome, towering creature, its eight eyes...
  • Weekend preview: Bus Looping, beer chugging and Amy Tan's sexy boots

    Weekend preview: Bus Looping, beer chugging and Amy Tan's sexy boots
    The 30th annual Miami Book Fair International — which brought cultural cachet to South Florida long before the Art Baselers came to town in their skinny jeans and funny glasses (funny jeans and skinny glasses?) — opens its arms in that way...
  • Review: 'Doctor Sleep' by Stephen King

    Review: 'Doctor Sleep' by Stephen King
    On the weekends in the early ‘80s, my dad would often take me and my sister to Trumbull Inn, a bar in Colorado’s South Platte River basin where he drank beer and played horseshoes (I know it seems strange to urban sensibilities that parents...
  • The Biblioracle: As fall arrives, book piles rise

    The Biblioracle: As fall arrives, book piles rise
    Confession time, fellow readers, fellow bibliophiles, fellow bookaholics. Over the last month or so I've been reading my favorite book-centric publication (you're reading it) and holding back a rising tide of panic. -------------------- This piece...