| 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...
| 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...
| May 30, 2014
In 1985, in a South Loop neighborhood once the hub of Chicago publishing, a group of book lovers started a book fair. Thirty years later, that book fair has grown into Printers Row Lit Fest, the highlight of Chicago's literary calendar.
In the spirit of...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
NEW YORK — Matthew Bourne was standing in the bedroom of Tchaikovsky's home outside Moscow two years ago when he decided it was finally time to tackle "Sleeping Beauty."
"It had a single bed and a very ordinary wooden table, looking out the window...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:33 PM
A generation before "Twilight" stole teen girls' hearts, Anne Rice's "Interview With the Vampire" and its sequels explored the romance and eroticism of the vampire myth. No matter who was telling the stories of their loves and misdeeds, the vampire Lestat...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:04 PM
George Saunders' short story collection "Tenth of December" was named the winner of the first-ever Folio Prize in London on Monday. The prize is worth more than $65,000.
Lavinia Greenlaw, chairwoman of the judges, said: "George Saunders’ stories...
| Mar 14, 2014
Anne Rice wants her vampire, Lestat, to be played by Stephen Amell ("Arrow"), Chris Hemsworth ("Thor") or Anson Mount ("Hell on Wheels")....
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 11:27 PM
Norman Reedus never wanted Daryl Dixon, the redneck he plays in AMC's "The Walking Dead," to be a younger version of Daryl's racist brother, Merle.
He's definitely showing more sides of Daryl in Season 2 of the hit series, making the fan favorite both...
| 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 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...