| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Late October brings many strange creatures to the library, just in time for Halloween. Popular culture is once again infatuated — smitten, even — with dark characters suffering from vampiric curses, terribly monstrous afflictions and other...
| Oct 31, 2012
| 5:17 AM
So BOLO for witches, monsters, zombies, werewolves, vampires, bats and mummies.
And take extra caution when encountering the most scary of trick-or-treaters -- Floridians with bats in the belfry.
Then check out...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 6:38 PM
Burbank has no shortage of ghost stories.
The library at Woodbury University boasts the ghost of Mother Cabrini, the first American to be canonized a saint. Last year I met a woman who may have been haunted by the spirit of her husband. If you look up...
| Jun 10, 2012
The Complete Short Stories
Introduction by Adam Gopnik
Everyman's Library: 716 pp., $28
Mark Twain was on the lecture circuit for over three decades. He would take the stage feigning bemusement at discovering his audience and stand silently...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 3:25 PM
Bolton Hill baseball and travel writer Charlie Vascellaro normally can be found hanging out at ballparks. So the opportunity to spend a night in late April at the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Station after hearing tales about ghostly occupants was...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 3:15 PM
Da Chen hit bestseller lists in 1999 with his first book, the memoir "Colors of the Mountain." That, and its sequel, "Sounds of the River," told of the hardships he experienced while growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution.
Chen had moved...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:58 AM
When author Margaret Meacham was a little girl, she let her imagination soar while perched high in the branches of a buckeye tree in her family's Pittsburgh backyard.
Now, half a century after those leafy daydreams, the 60-year-old Meacham is a popular...
| Mar 7, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Newspapers in Sweden reported in January that two of the country's most heinous murderers apparently fell in love with each other behind the locked doors of their psychiatric institution and, following a 26-day Internet-chat "courtship," have decided to...
| Apr 21, 2011
Need your Cylon fix? BBC America picks up 'Battlestar Galactica'...
| Sep 14, 2011
New and Returning Shows for the 2011 Season...
| Oct 12, 2011
The story is about a slacker who dies and decides to become more of a go-getter in the afterlife, setting up a service whereby ghosts can be rented for this haunting or that supernatural intervention. Russell Brand was to star in “Rent-a-Ghost....