| Aug 24, 2010
If Christianity were illegal, would there be evidence to convict you? I ask because Christianity is not a closet religion; what Christ conveys, we're obliged to champion. Evidence will be our words and actions, and we've been historically persecuted for...
| Oct 2, 2010
This is the first in a three-part series.
In August, I voiced my thoughts on same-sex marriage and Anne Rice's much-publicized renunciation of organized Christianity. The feedback I received was, to say the least, energetic.
Were I the extremist...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 6:19 PM
Good Vs Bad Drivers
Katy Chamberlin says she's a better driver than most people she sees on the road. The San Francisco human resources specialist believes she's more observant than the average driver, noting that she's never caused a traffic accident,...
| Apr 10, 2011
Sometimes inspiration comes in the unlikeliest places.
While vacationing in Puerto Vallarta in fall 2008, USC professor Deborah Harkness, a historian of science, was consumed with the upcoming bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth, but the rest of the...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
For many years, jazz singer/scatman extraordinaire Ron Cooper was a figure in Chicago jazz, performing at the Green Mill and influencing local staples like Von Freeman and Fareed Haque (both of whom appear in this documentary, shot...
| Dec 19, 2010
Of Love and Evil
Alfred A. Knopf: 176 pp., $24.95
During the Christmas season, it's perfectly reasonable to think about angels, isn't it? After all, didn't they bear glad tidings about a babe born in Bethlehem?
Angels have long been...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 28, 2012
| 9:31 AM
Anne Rice hasn’t written about vampires in almost a decade.
But for many fans, she remains the authority on the undead. So when she made an appearance at the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, a gathering of comic, fantasy and science fiction...
| May 2, 2012
| 11:03 AM
Sink your teeth into this lit
Vampire folklore dates back 3,000 years, with the oldest myths coming out of Mesopotamia, though cultures from ancient Egypt to China had stories of creatures...
| 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...