| Jul 18, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara has an undying (and undead) affection for "Dark Shadows," that grand old gothic soap opera, and she carried her torch to a scary place this weekend -- the Los Angeles Marriott at Burbank......
| Oct 2, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Finally, 'The Vampire Diaries' leading man takes some action! After three weeks of writing in his diary and gazing soulfully at old photographs, in Thursday night's episode, Stefan Salvatore dropped the emo act long enough to actually do something about.....
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:33 PM
A generation before "Twilight" stole teen girls' hearts, Anne Rice's "Interview With the Vampire" and its sequels explored the romance and eroticism of the vampire myth. No matter who was telling the stories of their loves and misdeeds, the vampire Lestat...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 1:04 PM
George Saunders' short story collection "Tenth of December" was named the winner of the first-ever Folio Prize in London on Monday. The prize is worth more than $65,000.
Lavinia Greenlaw, chairwoman of the judges, said: "George Saunders’ stories...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Ever since "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," tales of the supernatural have provided a bridge between demographics, offering a way to showcase female empowerment while still keeping the guys interested. So it was only a matter of time before Lifetime got in the...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 6:00 PM
NEW YORK — Matthew Bourne was standing in the bedroom of Tchaikovsky's home outside Moscow two years ago when he decided it was finally time to tackle "Sleeping Beauty."
"It had a single bed and a very ordinary wooden table, looking out the window...
| Apr 11, 2009
To the jaded Holden Caulfield in "The Catcher in the Rye," he was the guy responsible for "all that David Copperfield kind of crap." In "The Wire," he's the obsession of a philistine, prize-obsessed editor who can't stop drawing glib parallels between...
| Oct 31, 2008
It's Halloween, and Anne Rice has a new book -- a memoir in fact -- that's climbing bestseller lists. Everything is normal, then.
Normal if it were 1994 -- the height of Rice's mega-selling fame as a queen of Southern Gothic pulp.
For those who haven'...
| May 22, 2010
If Anne Rice can sell 100 million copies of her books, she should have no trouble with her residence in Rancho Mirage, recently listed for $3.3 million.
Built in 1995, the immaculate home has a formal dining room and living room designed for...
| Oct 25, 2009
The Vampire Archives
The Most Complete Volume
of Vampire Tales Ever Published
Edited and with an Introduction
by Otto Penzler
Vintage: 1034 pp., $25 paper
"You have heard, no doubt, of the appalling superstition that prevails in Upper and Lower...
| Apr 10, 2011
Sometimes inspiration comes in the unlikeliest places.
While vacationing in Puerto Vallarta in fall 2008, USC professor Deborah Harkness, a historian of science, was consumed with the upcoming bicentenary of Charles Darwin's birth, but the rest of the...