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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...

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 2

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. This season's storylines have all been really engaging so far.

Stephenie Meyer Is 'Burned Out On Vampires,' Not Ready To Write Companion Novel 'Midnight Sun'

MTV News | Kara Warner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Meyer jumped right into talk about "Sun," admitting to her eager audience that she has not made any more progress on the novel because, shockingly, sh...

Is the Garden of Eden the Original Vampire Story?

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

Justin Cronin, author of this summer's New York Times bestselling vampire novel, The Passage, says that his book is just the latest in a line of vampire stories that can be traced back to the Old Testament.

Video: How Else to Spend Goldman's $5.5 Billion in Bonuses

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sally Kohn

What else could we do with $5.5 billion in bonuses Goldman Sachs is giving its employees for the first three months of 2010? You'd think that after r...

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,"...

Tiny Dragons and Unprintable Socks: An interview with Author Christopher Moore

Thea Joselow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thea Joselow

There are a few authors on my "must go to the bookstore and buy the hardcover immediately even if I don't have a gift card" list, and Christopher Moore is one of them.

True Blood Sucker Punch: Season 3, Ep. 1

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Blankenship

Season three launches with "Bad Blood," and it is heavy with responsibility. The exceptional writing, credited to Daniel Minahan, makes exposition emerge organically out of compelling situations.

The Onion: 'Minotaurs The New Vampires' Says Publishing Executive Desperate To Find New Vampires

The Onion | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In a desperate effort to find a trendy new fantasy subgenre to succeed the ebbing vampire craze, Razorbill Books executive Graham Childress decided th...

Are the Fangs Real? Vampires as Racial Metaphor in the Anita Blake and Twilight Novels

Mikhail Lyubansky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Mikhail Lyubansky

Vampires have never been just vampires. Intended or not, vampires represent a number of marginalized groups that are perceived as a threat by mainstream society, particularly immigrants and racial minorities.

Vampire Stories, Behind The Bite

Meg Cabot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Meg Cabot

It's fun to fantasize about being whisked away and supported by someone rich and sexy. But under the glamor and the sex appeal, he's still a blood-sucking demon.

Justin Cronin On 'The Passage,' Why The Vampire Story Will Never Go Away (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Literary fiction author Justin Cronin's new vampire book "The Passage" is shaping up to be the biggest book of the summer. Cronin didn't set out to ri...

Interview With a Philosopher: On The Vampire

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

From gay rights, to domestic violence, to the morality of our food choices, vampires may after all have a lot to teach us about our humanity, as we see how we react to what we see them do.

Read Stephenie Meyer's New 'Bree Tanner' Novella Free

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

It's not often we get something for free, but Stephenie Meyer is giving something away to her fans. From noon Eastern today until midnight Eastern Jul...

'Twilight' Gets Scholarly Treatment In Academic Vampire Lit Conference

The Guardian | Lucy Tobin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"When I teach my students 18th-century and Renaissance literature, they sometimes struggle to connect to it. But they're always talking to me about Tw...

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...

Justin Cronin's 'The Passage' May Be The Biggest Book Of The Summer

The New York Times | JULIE BOSMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Justin Cronin is the author of an epic, multimillion-dollar, 766-page novel that stars bloodthirsty creatures that run in packs and savagely kill peop...

Stephenie Meyer New Book Out Soon: 'Twilight' Follow-Up Novella Coming In June

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Attention "Twilight" fans: Stephenie Meyer has a new book coming out. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will release "The Short ...

Publish Your Own Book On Apple's iBooks

Macworld | Dan Moren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

A huge number of people think they might write a book some day--back in 2002, a survey pegged it at 81 percent of Americans. But what happens after yo...

OMFG, Horatio!

Christopher Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Moore

I think we're in the midst of a linguistic revolution that will overshadow the one that William Caxton started.