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  • Frankenstein, Dracula cast their shadows

    Frankenstein, Dracula cast their shadows
    When Mary Shelley wrote "Frankenstein" in 1816, she could not have conceived of the cultural landmark it would become. The novel still throws a long shadow across the popular imagination almost two centuries later. Boris Karloff's performance as the monster in Universal's 1931 film has become iconic, and his was merely one among dozens of adaptations and revisions that came later: movies, plays, novels, comic books, even breakfast cereals (remember Franken Berry?).
  • Yan Lianke satirizes contemporary China

    In 2010, before I visited my late father's native village in China's central province of Henan, a friend recommended that I read Yan Lianke's books to prepare for my trip. Yan, one of China's eminent and most controversial novelists and satirists —...

    Faithful reading of hit 'Book of Mormon'

    “I'm about to do it for the first time,” chirps goofy Mormon missionary Elder Cunningham. “And I'm gonna do it with a girl!” The young man in a white shirt and tie isn't singing about a lusty encounter, but a holy rite of passage...

    Tom Wolfe skims the surfaces of 'Back to Blood'

    -------------------- Back to Blood A Novel Tom Wolfe Little, Brown: 704 pp., $30 -------------------- About a quarter of the way through Tom Wolfe's new novel, "Back to Blood," pornography addiction specialist Dr. Norman Lewis waits with his nurse...

    'Kony 2012' makers launch new video aimed at African warlord

     
    Invisible Children has a new video about African warlord Joseph Kony six months after Jason Russell, one of the group's leaders, had a very public meltdown.