| 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 “...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 9:13 AM
It's the beginning of the end for author Stephenie Meyer's tales of Bella (Kristen Stewart), vampire Edward (Robert Pattinson) and werewolf Jacob (Taylor Lautner) in this first half of the concluding story. It certainly advances the characters, as Bella...
| 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...