| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A new original offering from Byliner explores what it takes to become a saint -- and gets overtaken by the news....
| Feb 7, 2012
| 9:32 PM
We could soon be seeing the vampire Lestat on the big screen again. Anne Rice's novel "The Tale of the Body Thief" has been optioned by Imagine Entertainment....
| 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,......
| Aug 17, 2012
| 5:53 PM
Twenty-five years ago, a summer release from a costume designer-turned-director was moving the needle on vampire movies, forever altering how ......
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...