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Are Memoirists Vampires?

The Guardian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Memoirists are vampires and thieves, you might say: vampires and thieves with shards of ice in their hearts. However much McWilliam may want us to thi...

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 9

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

This week's installment may be called "Everything Is Broken," but I'd argue for "Everything Is Waiting" instead. The episode feels like it's moving chess pieces into place and leaving the final three installments to make decisive plays.

True Blood Is Making Me Want To Be a Vegan

Andrea Chalupa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Andrea Chalupa

Eating meat and watching True Blood doesn't always sit well, so in the spirit of the conscientious Bill Compton, our Sunday's have gone vegan.

PHOTOS: Tory Burch Takes Inspiration From Vampires

Tory Burch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Tory Burch

What is it about vampires that we find so compelling and fascinating? They're scary, but also charming, sexy, and sophisticated when not playing into the cliché of dramatic capes and slicked-back coifs.

The Official Scoring System for My Fantasy Football League

Ben Oren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Ben Oren

Soon enough I'll be complaining to the closest person within earshot about the trials and travails of the real players on my fake team.

The Vampire Chronicles: A Conversation With The Passage Author Justin Cronin

Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lila Shapiro

Cronin's vampires (or virals, as he calls them) don't sparkle in the sun or fall in love; they hide in the dark and rip their victims in half. Makes for a lively conversation.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 8

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

True Blood races back to form with "Night on the Sun," an episode that returns us to the season's fascination with the unavoidable sacrifice of love.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 7

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

After delivering two exceptional segments in a row, True Blood comes closer to earth with "Hitting the Ground." That's not to say that the episode is bad -- it's really pretty good -- but it does contains some frustrating elements.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 6

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

The series is having its best run of episodes ever. Case in point: "I Got a Right to Sing the Blues." An exceptional hour of television. It hurls scene after scene at my gut, my heart, and my brain.

Why We Love Vampires: The Psychology Behind the Obsession

Dr. Belisa Vranich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Belisa Vranich

Charming, elegant, and downright sexy, Vampires have been the monster-of-choice for... well, ever. In looking at the psychology of vampires, these are the top ten reasons they are so fascinating.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 5

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

This episode, "Trouble," was kind of flawless. It may be my favorite of the entire series. It perfectly balances the multiple dichotomies of the show. Humor and terror, sweetness and cruelty, sex and romance.

Dracula: The Roots of the Vampire Romance

Syrie James | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Syrie James

Why is the world in love with the vampire romance? Because, in an age with such rapid technological advances, it's only through our dreams and nightmares that we can experience the thrill of fear and awe again.

Sarah Palin, Metaphorically

Sunil Adam | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sunil Adam


True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 4

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

When Bill glamours our young dancer in a topless bar, she says, "I know the truth about love. It's a hell I'll never get out of alive." And damn if that's not a valuable tool for examining this entire season.

Jacob and Edward Are, Like, So Two Weeks Ago

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

Unlike that Other Vampire Series, Vampire Academy goes to some very dark places: death, sex, depression, and drug use, to name a few.

Hot And Dead: Vampires Before 'Twilight'

Los Angeles Times | Michael Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Vampire stories didn't begin with Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, Anne Rice's bayou bloodsuckers or even Bram Stoker's "Dracula" in 1897. What on...

A Vampire Does Not Make a Good Lover

Amber DeGrace | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Amber DeGrace

All these women who are fanatical for the Twilight series would probably beg for their mommy if an actual vampire ever appeared in her bedroom at 3am on a moonlit night.

An Apocalyptic Summer Reading List

The Millions | Emily St. John Mandel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

I've long had an unhealthy interest in apocalypse. I seem not to be alone in this morbid fascination; every year new wastelands arise on screen and in...

Vampires Among Us or Are We Entering the Twilight Zone?

Cicily Janus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cicily Janus

As a writer and an intern with Folio Literary Agency, I see way too many manuscripts with rip-off vampire-esque tales. Can we, as a human race, please obsess about something else?

Where's a Wooden Stake When You Need One?

Cameron Sherber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Cameron Sherber


"Eclipse": A Perfect Fit For Devoted Fans

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

The first rule of successful moviemaking is knowing your audience, and the makers of "Eclipse," certainly know theirs. They have taken everything in Meyer's book that is romantic and flung it full force on the screen.

Team Edward or Team Jacob: Why Women Love Vampires

Lisa Daily | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lisa Daily

Why are women everywhere lusting over Hollywood's latest bloodsucker? Vampires have a stunning appeal to our most basic instincts.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 3

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Welcome to Sucker Punch, the only blog post that ranks the gaudiest moments on this week's episode of True Blood. Watching Episode 3, "It Hurts Me Too," I notice that almost every female character is passive and needy.

'Diary Of A Wimpy Vampire'? Twilight Wimpy Kid Mash-Up Out In UK In May

The Independent UK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The British publisher Michael O'Mara is set to release a mash-up book combining elements of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series with Jeff Kinney's Diary...

'Pride And Prejudice And Zombies' Spin-Offs Are Out Of Control! 11 Classic Monster Mashups (PHOTOS, VIDEO, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" was published in January 2009, and since then, it's set off a literary monster mash-up craze. The book, which paired...