| 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 --...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
From its earliest days, cinema has borrowed heavily from the world of magic. Illusion, after all, is part of the moviegoing experience — the phrase "the magic of movies" is both literally and figuratively true.
This week the Academy of Motion...
| Sep 28, 2013
At the start of Bram Stoker's 1897 novel "Dracula," a London lawyer named Harker visits Transylvania to facilitate a real estate deal for a mysterious count who desires new digs in England.
Not anything freshly built, or even modestly rehabbed, mind...
| 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...
| May 13, 2013
| 2:15 PM
NBC is adding three new dramas to its 2013-14 lineup: "The Blacklist," "Ironside" and "Dracula."
"The Blacklist," which will air at 10 p.m. Mondays, stars James Spader, formerly of "Boston Legal," "The Practice" and "The Office." The show is a crime...
| May 13, 2013
| 12:23 PM
NEW YORK -- In a time long removed from Michael Scott and must-see TV, NBC is hoping Michael J. Fox and Sean Hayes can help fill its Thursday night comedy void.
The network on Monday unveiled its programming for the year ahead during its annual upfront...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 10:50 AM
You just can't keep a vampire down — well, not without a wooden stake. Orlando Shakespeare Theater will revive "Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker" for a monthlong run through the Halloween season.
The one-man play comes at Bram Stoker's...
| Oct 20, 2013
A friend writes: “Paranoiacs often project their craziness onto fundamentalism (which they conflate with religion per se) rather than onto capitalism, which is the long-governing force behind fundamentalism.” She is referring to the tendency...