| Oct 22, 2013
| 5:11 PM
When I popped in NBC's new drama "Dracula," I wasn't sure if I was watching a remake of Bram Stoker's classic thriller or ABC's nighttime soap "Revenge."
The traditional players from Stoker's book appear in the stylish retread (9 p.m. CT Oct. 25, NBC; 2....
| Oct 23, 2013
| 6:30 AM
This is not your great-great grandfather's Dracula.
It's NBC's — and that means in this lush, re-imagined world, the mysterious count made famous in Bram Stoker's 1897 classic now has washboard abs, is posing as an American (vampire) in London,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Fans of vampires (real ones, not that sparkly BS), literature and Halloween should take notice of what the Garde Arts Center is doing on Oct. 27. The Center and Historic Haunts present Vampires of New England & Dacre Stoker on Stoker. Yes, that Stoker....
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Kinetic Theory's theatrical take on Bram Stoker's "Dracula" brings the story a uniquely fitting supernatural flair.
Dracula ascends a rope upside down. Vampire brides fold into hyper-extended balls and roll eerily toward the audience. Vampire hunters,...
| 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...
| Oct 14, 2013
Just when you thought it was safe to go out to the theater, these blood-curdling comedies and dramas of doom have emerged from the grave—or, technically, from behind the curtain—to heat up your Halloween season.
"Musical of the Living Dead"...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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 --...
| 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...