| Mar 10, 2012
| 9:35 PM
I always considered myself more of a vampire kind of girl than one for werewolves (think Anne Rice, not Stephenie Meyer).
But when Irvine Ranch Conservancy docent Bob Huttar told me about the free monthly full-moon hikes, which depart from trailheads...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 6:02 PM
Every dollar Disney won't get at the box office for the $250-million “John Carter” will probably end up in the pockets of Lionsgate and the other entities behind “The Hunger Games” (which allegedly cost less than half as much). The...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:07 PM
Can you believe “Twilight” star Nikki Reed got married a month ago (to “American Idol” contestant Paul McDonald), totally stealing the thunder from the wedding of Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) in “...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:15 PM
I'm usually reading four or five books at a time. At the moment, I'm in the middle of Husain Haddawy's enchanting translation of “The Arabian Nights” (forget Cervantes and Sterne — this is where postmodernism begins); Jean-Luc Marion's...
| May 4, 2012
| 1:02 AM
Is Alicia Silverstone moving in on Kristen Stewart's Twilight territory?
The 35-year-old actress has reunited with her Clueless director Amy Heckerling for the upcoming vampire-themed romantic comedy Vamps costarring Krysten Ritter.
| Nov 13, 2012
| 4:38 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Nearly 1,000 screaming fans lined the black carpet at the Nokia Theater for the premiere of "Breaking Dawn, Part 2" Monday night.
The so-called "Twi-hards" had been camped out in downtown L.A. for days hoping to catch a glimpse of...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 12:09 PM
Mount Aloysius College invites the general public to a lecture by internationally renowned speaker John Granger on Thursday evening, September 6th at 8:00 p.m. in the College’s historic Alumni Hall. John Granger, author of the well-read weblog...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:32 PM
A mother of five was arrested, handcuffed and thrown in jail for failing to return a “Twilight” book and movie to the Portales, N.M., Public Library, The Albuquerque Journal reported Thursday.
Lori Teel was arrested and handcuffed at her...
| Jul 22, 2012
The Girl With Borrowed Wings
Dial: 290 pp., $17.99; 290 pp., for ages 12 and up
Ever since Stephenie Meyer's"Twilight" grew into a worldwide phenom, paranormal romance has been...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 9:40 PM
The book was great — until the ending ruined it!
What reader hasn't thought this? The feelings can be even harder if we're talking about the ending of a series. Just check out the (as of this writing) more than 1,700 one- and two-star reviews of...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 7:29 PM
Here at Off the Markley, it seems we’re in the frequent habit of welcoming babies of friends into the world. In fact, half my career as a writer seems to be covering my friends' unexpected pregnancies while my lackluster and incompetent sperm die...
| Aug 15, 2012
(originally published Nov. 17, 2008)
In conversation, "Twilight" star and sudden mega-heartthrob Robert Pattinson frequently breaks into a giddy, surprised laugh—like he can't believe the silliness of becoming, seemingly overnight, the sort of...