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Touching Celebrity Tweets Honor Wes Craven

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 08.31.2015 | Entertainment
Jeryl Brunner

Celebrities who worked with and were fans of Wes Craven payed tribute to the horror film legend who passed away on Sunday.

Was E.L. James Really Bullied on Twitter?

Lev Raphael | Posted 07.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Instead of being a lovefest or a cyber tea party, #AskELJames turned into a free-for-all where critics of all kinds told James what they thought of her books and her writing. The responses prompted this furious denunciation from Rice, an author I admire.

Why I Started A Sex Blog In My 50s

Erica Jagger | Posted 06.02.2015 | Fifty
Erica Jagger

Having a blog, even a modestly successful blog, requires a staggering amount of maintenance. Especially a sex blog, like mine. I've done five photo shoots, the most recent occurring two weeks ago.

Writing As Your Opposite Gender Can Be Successful

Kristen Houghton | Posted 05.26.2015 | Books
Kristen Houghton

Some writers will enter into alternate minds better than others, but the success of the attempt will depend upon talent and technique, not gender. Authors are as unique as the characters we create.

4 Controversial Movie Castings That Ultimately Resulted in Triumph

Dennis Earl | Posted 06.20.2015 | Entertainment
Dennis Earl

In some cases, when the finished films were released, curiously, a lot of the criticism for those same "miscast" actors was replaced with effusive praise.

Vampire Novelist Anne Rice On Falling Away From Christianity (Again)

Interfaith Voices | Posted 01.25.2015 | Religion

Vampire novelist Anne Rice has a conflicted soul. When we talked to her in 2009, she had abandoned atheism and returned to the Catholicism of her yout...

The One-Day Guide to New Orleans' Literary Landmarks

WHERE | Posted 05.07.2014 | Travel
WHERE

Each spring bibliophiles and Brando buffs flock to the Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival to pay homage to the late great playwright, who penned A Streetcar Named Desire in what he called his "spiritual home."

Anne Rice to Reveal New Novel Live March 9 on Dinner Party Show

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.30.2014 | Books
Charles Karel Bouley

She is one of the most popular fiction novelists of our time and she's about to reveal the title and subject of her new book; and when you're Anne Rice people take note.

Writers and Olympians: Cut From The Same Crazy Cloth

Karin Tanabe | Posted 04.15.2014 | Books
Karin Tanabe

How many rejection letters can one person take? They are our version of the torn Achilles before the big game, the participation medals and last place finishes. But still, like that flying tomato boy, we go on.

With a Little Help From an American Horror Storyteller, Mary Fahl Raises Her Voice to a Supernatural Level

Michael Bialas | Posted 04.11.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Mary Fahl didn't need to become a vampire to achieve pop culture immortality. Famed author Anne Rice gave it to the enduring singer-songwriter by sink...

Trapped Inside the Alternate Reality of Ray Nelson's Kitchen

Tanya Jo Miller | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
Tanya Jo Miller

The teacher said, "You need to write the book you want to read. What do you really love?" he asked. "Uh," I choked again. How do you answer questions like that? Chocolate. My mother.

Anne Rice: The One Book You NEED To Read

Posted 10.15.2013 | Books

Brief Interviews is a new series in which writers discuss language, literature, and a handful of Proustian personality questions. Anne Rice in an a...

The Heavens Rise: Inside My New Novel (AUDIO)

Christopher Rice | Posted 11.10.2013 | Gay Voices
Christopher Rice

I do some readings from the book in a sultry, serious voice that's getting me some weird mail on Facebook (the background music is creepy and fun too), and my mother, Anne Rice, joins us to pretend that she's actually read the book.

GOTH LOVE: Woman Meets True Love In A Graveyard

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.02.2013 | Weird News

Hopefully, meeting your loved one in a graveyard comes after a long relationship. In the case of self-proclaimed goth Lauren Anderson, the relation...

Anne Rice Defends Paula Deen's Racism

Posted 06.27.2013 | Books

Bestselling author Anne Rice has stepped in to defend Paula Deen and her racist remarks. On her fan page, Rice posted the following: “What's hap...

'True Blood' Draws New Blood In Vampire Myth

Greg Perreault | Posted 10.29.2012 | Religion
Greg Perreault

In a show that's never shied away from commentary on religion and politics, this season has been particularly charged. It's life as a horror story, but with great meaning.

Astoria Characters: The Shows Girl

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 03.18.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

By the time she was 20, Joanna Psoroyannis had arrived in Astoria with only her dreams and a couple of suitcases. She had enrolled at New York University, where she planned to pursue a fine-arts degree.

Thanksgiving With Myself

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

I'm spending Thanksgiving alone again this year, with (non-cranberry) relish. Instead of obsessing about Black Friday sales, it's a day to enjoy peace and quiet.

Why I Am Not Quitting Christianity

Eugene Cho | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Eugene Cho

As much as I'm tempted to join Anne Rice, I am publicly declaring my imperfect love for an imperfect world for which Christ demonstrated perfect love. I am a Christian because Christ demonstrated love humanity.

Anne Rice On Her Decision To Quit Christianity (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Anne Rice announced on her Facebook page last week that she has decided to quit Christianity. She spoke to Joy Behar today about that decision and wha...

Anne Rice: 'I Quit Being a Christian!' Yaaaaawn.

John Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
John Shore

I have written and said, "I'm a Christian," because I refuse to cede that term to those whom I feel are perverting and ruining it. I'm too ornery not to call myself a Christian.

Why Anne Rice Has Never Been More of a Christian

Michael Rowe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Michael Rowe

While Rice says her faith in God remains intact, her repudiation of Christianity is a clarion call, one that should not be written off as a publicity stunt by a bestselling author, or dismissed by the Evangelical establishment.

Anne Rice: 'I Quit Being A Christian'

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Anne Rice, the bestselling novelist most popularly known for "Interview with the Vampire" and her other creepy vampire novels, announced on Wednesday ...

The New Vampires: 9 Possible Future Crazes In Teen Lit (PHOTOS, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Vampires are having a great run in books, especially teen literature, and publishers are looking not only for the next Stephenie Meyer and "Twilight,"...

Angels May Replace Vampires As New Trend In Teen Lit

The Guardian | Vanessa Thorpe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Angels are all around us," reads the publisher's blurb for Angel, the first of a British trilogy of books for teenagers. "Their beauty is intoxicatin...