| 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...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:19 PM
If folks showed up to see best selling authors the way they do best selling pop stars,R.J. Julia would need a stadium and not a small house-sized space in a suburb.
It's the fall books season, and R.J. Julia, the well-run and neat-as-a-pin independent...
| 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...
| Feb 28, 2013
James Marsters — the actor behind the peroxide-haired punk rock vampire Spike in Joss Whedon's long-running series “Buffy the Vampire ......
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Dec 12, 2010
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich
Jon Cotner & Andy Fitch and Maggie Nelson: Cotner and Fitch, authors of "Ten Walks/Two Talks," will be joined for a reading and signing with author/poet Nelson ("Bluets"). Family, 436 N....
| 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...
| 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...