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  • Elyse Knox dies at 94; B-movie actress in the 1940s

    Elyse Knox dies at 94; B-movie actress in the 1940s
    As a B-movie actress in the 1940s, Elyse Knox was perhaps best known for the only horror film she ever made, "The Mummy's Tomb," with Lon Chaney Jr. as the monster who kidnaps her. She later recalled working through the night on the abduction and...
  • The Vampirization of America

    The Vampirization of America
    In times of political rot and confusion and pain, one needs something like cosmic silliness, not to make sense of things, but for those who don't expect a life after death, we need an experience, in this life, of the dream of heaven. Tossed into fear,...
  • 'The Show That Smells' by Derek McCormack

    'The Show That Smells' by Derek McCormack
    The Show That Smells A Novel Derek McCormack Akashic Books: 120 pp., $15.95 paper Even by the standards of the paranormal romances that occupy the top slots of bestseller lists, Derek McCormack's new novel of cursed crooners, murderous fashion...
  • 'Homer & Langley' by E.L. Doctorow

    'Homer  &   Langley' by E.L. Doctorow
    Homer & Langley A Novel E.L. Doctorow Random House: 208 pp., $26 E.L. Doctorow is the Lon Chaney of American fiction: man of a thousand faces, portrayer of a thousand lives. Since the publication of his first novel, "Welcome to Hard Times," in 1960,...
  • Tim Burton revisits his old L.A. haunts

    TIM BURTON knows the dark side. He's not evil, exactly, but his films often take grotesque elements and twist them into something more endearing than repulsive. Take the Pumpkin King in "The Nightmare Before Christmas" who scares good boys and girls with...
  • Timeline: Men and their grooming habits

    Timeline: Men and their grooming habits
    30,000 BC: Stone Age man begins using sharpened flint and seashells to scrape the hair from his body, inventing the morning shave. 1150 BC: Biblical hero Samson, whose feats of strength allegedly included slaying an entire army with the jawbone of an...
  • 'The Wolf Gift' review: Anne Rice teases, but payoff is slight

    'The Wolf Gift' review: Anne Rice teases, but payoff is slight
    How's your back feeling? Sore? If you want a deep-tissue massage, forget the spa. What you need is a good bite from a werewolf. As one discovers, in Anne Rice's novel "The Wolf Gift," the shift from human to wolf and back again is like a really sexy...