| Feb 8, 2012
| 4:55 AM
Mac Wellman's absurdist, psycho-sexual adaptation (we're there!) of Bram Stoker's "Dracula" will be presented Feb. 16 to 18 at the Yale Cabaret, 217 Park St., New Haven.
The production, with its 11-member ensemble, features melodrama, physical comedy,...
| Aug 8, 2011
| 9:28 AM
After Crystal Langdon checks out 22 books from her library on Reisterstown Road on Wednesday, she plans to carry them home on the Metro in her purse.
And preteen boys enrolled at St. Ignatius Loyola Academy may soon be able to leave their book bags at...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 8:29 PM
It has been a long time since a booksale has taken place at the Mesa Verde Library. But next weekend you will have the opportunity to make great buys on great books.
The sale at the library, 2969 Mesa Verde Drive, Costa Mesa, will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p....
| Oct 28, 2011
Here's our quick Halloween “how” guide. First up, how did a holiday that takes its name from a Catholic holy day — All Hallows' Eve, the eve of All Saints' Day — become the day to dress up in costume and ask for candy, tell...
| Oct 30, 2011
| 8:14 PM
A gal with a meat cleaver embedded in her head. A living skeleton. Lots of witches, with pointy hats and long noses. And plenty of guys dressed like your host for the evening, the estimable author and, though dead for 162 years, favorite son of old...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 1:28 PM
Plenty of vampires haunt TV these days, but viewers will soon get two versions of the original Dracula.
NBC said Tuesday that it has ordered a 10-episode "Dracula" series, with Jonathan Rhys Meyers as the bloodsucker. That news follows Starz network's...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Things to know about our book club
The Inquiring Minds Book Group was started 16 years ago by a teacher going on maternity leave who wanted to keep connected to friends and create opportunities for intellectual stimulation. We pride ourselves on in-depth...
| Sep 23, 2012
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 1, 2012
| 6:27 AM
"Life's better with friends." - Gyp Rosetti
Like most men, Nucky Thompson dreams about bacon. Unlike most men, he also dreams about dead choirboys. Yes, the whole "assassinating your surrogate son" thing is finally starting to catch up to Nucky, and it's...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Characters & Costumes, 260 River St., Guilford, (203) 453-6036, readamusements.com. Costumes for adults and kids, for sale or rent.
Fashionista Vintage & Variety, 93 Whitney Ave., New Haven, (203) 777-4434, fashionista-vintage-variety.com....
| Oct 15, 2012
| 8:50 AM
Halloween is right around the corner. Zombies, werewolves, ghosts, witches and vampires rule the land for the next couple weeks. If you've found yourself wondering why we care about spooky creatures this time of year, perhaps you should attend Dr. Brendan...