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  • Reviews: Frankenstein and Dracula cast their shadows in new books

     Reviews: Frankenstein and Dracula cast their shadows in new books
    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 monster in Universal's 1931 film has become iconic, and his is merely one among dozens of adaptations and revisions to come: movies, plays, novels, comic books, even breakfast cereals (remember Franken Berry?).
  • Review: David Abrams' 'Fobbit' is an impressive Iraq war satire

     Review: David Abrams' 'Fobbit' is an impressive Iraq war satire
    -------------------- Fobbit A Novel David Abrams Black Cat: 372 pp., $15 paper -------------------- In "Going After Cacciato," Tim O'Brien's brilliantly inventive 1978 novel, the title character seeks to escape the madness of 20th-century warfare...

    Digby Wolfe dies at 82; co-creator of 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In'

    Digby Wolfe dies at 82; co-creator of 'Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In'
    Digby Wolfe, an Emmy Award-winning comedy writer who helped producer George Schlatter develop "Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In," a landmark TV series that became an overnight sensation in the late 1960s, has died. He was 82. Wolfe, who later became a professor...

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author

    Gore Vidal dies at 86; iconoclastic author
    Gore Vidal was impossible to categorize, which was exactly the way he liked it. The reading public knew him as a literary juggernaut who wrote 25 novels —from the historical "Lincoln" to the satirical "Myra Breckinridge" — and volumes of...

    #MuslimRage met with Muslim satire

     
    The aggressive headline advertised the cover article by author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, itself a subject of furious debate over her take on Islam, extremism and free speech. Hirsi Ali, a Somali woman who fled an arranged marriage and became a forceful critic of...