| Nov 8, 2013
The first Neil Gaiman-authored video game may not have many words from the celebrated fantasy writer. But that's exactly the way […]...
| Nov 16, 2013
SPOILER ALERT!!! Do not read if you haven't already seen last night's episode of NBC's Dracula. Well, it appears that Drac- er, Alexander Grayson (Jonathn Rhys Meyers) has his would-be mortal enemy Lady Jayne Wetherby (Victoria Smurfit) right where he...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Looking for a good reason to leave the house in the dead of winter? The stories at these live lit events--and the beers and cocktails recommended by the hosts—are sure to warm your spirit.
I [Bleep] You Not! (An Evening of Storytelling Not for...
| Feb 8, 2013
Actor won Tony Award for 'Tea and Sympathy'
John Kerr, 81, a stage, film and TV actor who won a Tony Award for his performance in Elia Kazan's 1953 Broadway production of "Tea and Sympathy" and went on to reprise his role in the 1956 film...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 9:48 AM
Along with a two-night adaptation of "Nicholas Nickleby," Orlando Shakespeare Theater's 25th-anniversary season will see the return of fan-favorite "Dracula" and classic Shakespearean comedy and drama in "The Taming of the Shrew" and "Julius Caesar."...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 12:43 PM
When Mary Shelley wrote "Frankenstein" in 1816, she could not have conceived of the cultural landmark it would become. The novel still throws a long shadow across the popular imagination almost two centuries later. Boris Karloff's performance as the...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Late October brings many strange creatures to the library, just in time for Halloween. Popular culture is once again infatuated — smitten, even — with dark characters suffering from vampiric curses, terribly monstrous afflictions and other...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Zombies. They're everywhere. Television. Movies. Graphic novels. Pub crawls. Burlesque shows. You can't swing a dismembered arm without hitting one. But look out: In Scott Kenemore's new book, "Zombie, Illinois," the walking dead are invading places...
| Oct 28, 2012
For perfume lovers, the advent of cooler weather may very well inspire a shift in scents. It's a time to abandon the light florals of summer and explore fragrances that reflect autumn and conjure notions of All Hallow's Eve.
For a postmodern...
| 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...