| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Ever since "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," tales of the supernatural have provided a bridge between demographics, offering a way to showcase female empowerment while still keeping the guys interested. So it was only a matter of time before Lifetime got in the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:43 AM
Embattled chef Paula Deen has found an unlikely supporter in vampire novelist Anne Rice, who has gone on Facebook to defend the silver-haired (former) Food Network star, who is facing widening accusations of racism -- as well as a loss of corporate...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 3:53 PM
James Marsters — the actor behind the peroxide-haired punk rock vampire Spike in Joss Whedon's long-running series “Buffy the Vampire ......
| Jul 17, 2013
| 9:45 AM
July 19 through 26, at Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St. Hartford, (860) 233-6691, realartways.org
Vampire stories tend to be metaphors for illicit lust — there's all that necking and swapping of fluids, not to mention the way that too...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 5:04 PM
Anne Rice, the author of "Interview With the Vampire" and two books about the life of Jesus Christ, had never heard of celebrity chef Paula Deen until last Friday, but she believes the TV personality is being "crucified."
Rice wrote a brief defense of...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
| Oct 23, 2012
| 9:05 AM
- Explore underground streets in Edinburgh, Scotland, with Dark Truth Tours
- Make a stop in New Orleans for a primer on all things voodoo
- Visit Sleepy Hollow for a look at the origins of that chilling legend
| 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...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:25 AM
How's your back feeling? Sore?
If you want a deep-tissue massage, forget the spa. What you need is a good bite from a werewolf.
As one discovers, in Anne Rice's novel "The Wolf Gift," the shift from human to wolf and back again is like a really sexy...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Whatever its literary merits, “Fifty Shades of Grey” can take credit for a few things. The phenomenal best-seller has brought kinky erotica out from under the covers and into the mainstream. It has provided comedians and parodists with ripe...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 4:36 PM
When Richelle Mead wrapped up her bestselling "Vampire Academy" series in 2010, some die-hard fans wanted it to go on forever. But Mead decided on a different tack: She launched a spin-off that picked up where "Last Sacrifice" left off,......