Ken Urban on The Correspondent: I realized that in a state of extreme grief, in that place of pain, you would do anything to make that pain subside. I never want to judge my characters, but to understand them.
Yesterday at work I overheard that Harold Ramis had passed. I was in strategy mode on a new project, intrigued by its odd combination of variables. On the drive home, the news started to sink in. It was one of those.
Last time we checked, blackwater swamps weren't high on anyone's lists of spring break destinations. Maybe they should be.
I approached some of the most well-known names from current and past ghost hunting shows for their take on the legacy of Harold Ramis and Ghostbusters on the paranormal community.
As the hash tag #egonbutnotforgotten floats around Twitter, I'll remember Harold Ramis as a writer more than an actor. His comedies viciously attacked plutocracies and he openly wanted to be disliked.
Thirty years after Ghostbusters was first released, the nerds of the 1980s have grown up and nerd culture is being chased after instead of chased away.
Most performers can only hope to create a character indelible enough to outlast them, and if my kids' professed adoration for the Ghostbusters flicks (which he co-wrote with Aykroyd) is any indication, Ramis accomplished that in spades.
Harold Ramis, the wonderful comic writer-director, has died at age 69. He made us laugh, which is gift enough in this world. That his films, like Caddyshack and Ghostbusters, usually succeeded in being funny while maintaining a gentle and generous spirit made the gift even richer.
The sea was rough that morning. As the ship was being tossed from side to side, the sound of the waves could be heard slapping against the ship's hu...
Technological advancement is considered human advancement, but somewhere along the line, we have become sloppy about keeping up with the very things that make us human. How can anything compare to the words I say as I look into the eyes of someone important to me?
I love psychics -- but you knew that. I have been going to them for years. I don't live my life by what they tell me -- maybe I should -- but I really enjoy listening to what they have to say. I've been to quite a few over the years.
I asked booksellers at FoxTale Bookshoppe in Atlanta, Park Road Books in Charlotte, Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, Malaprops Bookstore and Cafe in Asheville and Octavia Books in New Orleans to recommend some titles they thought I might like. Here they are.
It was the little reality-TV ghost show that could in October 2004. Two plumbers, a couple gadgets, nightvision cameras and the quest to find evidence...
I love reading... especially suspenseful fiction that touches on magic, myth and mystery. Here's my list of what I think is going to be stellar this y...
Viewers can join Bagans, Nick Groff, Aaron Goodwin, Billy Tolley and Jay Wasley on this "exciting and terrifying" journey as the team visits Los Angeles' Oman House in the premiere episode.
I love suspense and mystery novels, and I'm really excited about several that are set to be released in 2014. Here's a list of some of the ones that I'm most looking forward to.