| Aug 11, 2014
Belfast-born actor J.J. Murphy died Aug. 8, just four days into filming his scenes for HBO's fantasy epic “Game of Thrones.” […]...
| Aug 17, 2014
It's in the vein of old-style vampire hunters that David Bradley operates on “The Strain,” FX's hit series that sees […]...
| Sep 19, 2014
In preparation for giving birth to her first child five years ago, Eula Biss began researching the vaccination process. Public health policy strongly recommends that every child should be inoculated for a variety of diseases on a schedule that begins...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Kinetic Theory's theatrical take on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" brings the story a uniquely fitting supernatural flair.
Dracula ascends a rope upside down. Vampire brides fold into hyper-extended balls and roll eerily toward the audience. Vampire hunters,...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 3:26 PM
Author Richard Matheson, who was 87, has died at home. His family announced his passing in a protected Facebook post; the news was shared by publisher Tor/Forge.
Matheson's imaginative stories were enticing to Hollywood. His book "I Am Legend" was...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:55 AM
In 1976, when I was in the fourth grade and had discovered the joys of reading books, my mother shared with me her own childhood literary passion. One afternoon, in a sun-dappled room in our old Victorian home, she told me that when she was my age, she...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Harlan Ellison is not the kind of person who cares if Neil Gaiman retweets Margaret Atwood. "I'm a happily 20th century guy," he says by phone -- land line -- from his home. He has never tweeted, doesn't engage on Facebook and writes on a typewriter --...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 11:15 AM
Paul Salamunovich, the widely respected choral conductor who led the Los Angeles Master Chorale for 10 years, died on Thursday. He was 86 and was suffering from multiple health complications due to West Nile virus.
Salamunovich served as music...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:47 PM
A letter to the Irish Times Wednesday was headlined "Name for the new Liffey bridge" The body of the letter consists of "Sir — The suspension is killing me. — Yours, etc. Tom Gilsenan."
Bravo, Tom. You've done your duty as an Irishman. You'...
| May 12, 2013
| 3:52 PM
NEW YORK -- NBC is hoping that sitcom pros Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes can conjure their magic once more.
The beleaguered network announced its 2013-14 lineup Sunday with a focus on restocking its dwindling comedy pantry. "The Office" and "30 Rock"...
| May 13, 2013
| 12:02 PM
NBC will be bringing "Dracula" to audiences Friday nights in the fall. Today the network put the official preview of the show online, just in advance of the Upfronts, the multi-network previews for media writers and television critics.
"Dracula" has a...