| Oct 31, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Itâs probably no surprise, but vampires are No. 2 on the list of top adult Halloween costumes this year, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. (No. 1, by the way, is witch; No. 3, pirate.) Thanks to......
| Mar 2, 2008
A political theme
Talk politics with PBS stars while cruising to the Caribbean. The PTV at Sea cruise is a KCET-sponsored event that features post-primary political discussions with Gwen Ifill, host of PBS' "Washington...
| Feb 1, 2009
It was Tuesday, May 30, 1922, the day of the dedication of the solemn and splendid memorial to Abraham Lincoln in Washington, and the ceremony on the Mall featured speeches by President Warren Harding and Chief Justice William Howard Taft.
| Feb 4, 2009
| 1:45 PM
He always vowed that he wouldn't die unless he could take it with him.
But now that Forrest J Ackerman really is gone, the grand old man of science fiction's memorabilia collection is on the auction block.
Thousands of items, including the Count Dracula...
| Sep 29, 2008
If you're a fall season traveler and heading out in October, you may want to drop in on one of these festivals in the West and beyond.
Minot, North Dakota
September 30-October 4
North America's biggest Scandinavian festival, in its 30th...
| Oct 25, 2009
The Vampire Archives
The Most Complete Volume
of Vampire Tales Ever Published
Edited and with an Introduction
by Otto Penzler
Vintage: 1034 pp., $25 paper
"You have heard, no doubt, of the appalling superstition that prevails in Upper and Lower...
| Oct 25, 2009
Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt
Dutton: 424 pp., $26.95
The ending of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" (1897) has long troubled readers. Professor Abraham Van Helsing, the Dutch expert on the supernatural, repeatedly admonishes his band of...
| Nov 20, 2009
"The New Annotated Dracula"
Now, for the first time in a major book, Dracula comes to life in the same way. Leslie S. Klinger, world-renowned Sherlockian and editor of the critically acclaimed and award-winning three-volume collection "The New...
| Mar 23, 2009
When Michael Holroyd takes on a subject, you know his sweep will be wide. This is not to say that he forfeits depth -- far from it -- but rather that he puts things in the fullest possible context. His groundbreaking biography of Lytton Strachey more than...
| Oct 13, 2009
| 10:39 AM
"Maus" by Art Spiegelman
Merely recalling the title tears my guts out. Art Speigelman’s Holocaust narrative “Maus” justly won him the Pulitzer Prize in 1992. Drawn with intensity, the graphic text depicts anthropomorphized mice —...