| Jan 12, 2012
| 12:53 PM
It's the end of the world as we know it, and I feel confused.
Instead of a lone doomsday-sayer on a city street corner with a sandwich board, the news media and popular culture have taken to talking about the end being nigh. Especially with the 2012...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 5:41 AM
Nat Chyle is dead — every weekend in October.
And not just dead, but walking dead. He is a zombie at the Haunted Hayloft near Rockwood. A grave is dug in the woods and Chyle gets in it. As the hay wagons come by, the part-time zombie jumps out....
| Oct 18, 2012
| 2:02 PM
Last year’s Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival opened with a gamble: a little-known French film with no box-office stars that was not only shot in black-and-white, but came with another layer of anachronistic provocation. It was a silent...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 1:52 PM
And not just dead, but walking dead. He is a zombie at the Haunted Hayloft near Rockwood. A grave is dug in the woods and Chyle gets in it. As the hay wagons come by, the part-time zombie jumps out.
"It's fun," he said. "People scream."
| Oct 25, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Late October brings many strange creatures to the library, just in time for Halloween. Popular culture is once again infatuated — smitten, even — with dark characters suffering from vampiric curses, terribly monstrous afflictions and other...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 11:19 PM
Zombies, ladies and gentlemen, love them some brains; creamy, warm, and preferably human.
It’s the non-thinking man’s sustenance, ripped live from the steaming skull of a writhing, screaming, fighting victim, whose frontal lobe is firing with...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 3:21 PM
Zombies. They're everywhere. Television. Movies. Graphic novels. Pub crawls. Burlesque shows. You can't swing a dismembered arm without hitting one. But look out: In Scott Kenemore's new book, "Zombie, Illinois," the walking dead are invading places...
| May 12, 2012
| 9:15 PM
The Sci-Fi in the Valley Con — after a venue move from Johnstown to Ebensburg's North Central Recreation Center — will start on Friday with a nearly full house of games, guests and vendors.
Organizer Casey Bassett, 23, of South Fork, said his...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 11:10 AM
Since its founding by English settlers, Hartford has been one of New England's most populous cities. Over the nearly four centuries of Hartford's existence, millions of people have lived and died here and, in most cases, their earthly remains were...
| Jun 9, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Daniel Ewald says he's ready when and if zombies ever take over.
His Hampden home is fitted with solar panels to provide power in case he needs to be locked away. His partner is a former Eagle Scout with survival skills galore. And the two have honed...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 6:00 AM
The zombie apocalypse isn't here yet, but a newly discovered parasite in Washington could herald a figurative night of the living dead for the bee population.
Novice beekeeper Mark Hohn found that bees on his 1.25-acre Kent property had fallen victim...