Austen excelled at wielding the skewer. Lady Catherine de Bourgh is an obvious example in Pride and Prejudice. But the book holds worse.
Bridal Bizarre is one of my favorite topics. I've been collecting stories of true freakisms for years and they are endless: a woman marrying a dolphin, a man marrying a body pillow.... The heart's desire knows no bounds.
It is almost guaranteed that your current dwelling is not up to end-of-days "code." Can your house withstand prolonged attacks from the smiting fires ...
Now all Americans can breathe a huge sigh of relief because the Centers for Disease Control just posted instructions so we can all adequately prepare for "Zombie Armageddon."
You just know AMC is kicking itself for only ordering six episodes. So while they and we wait for a longer season two to start in the fall, new fans can catch up with the first zombie series.
Presenting Voodoo to my readers has been challenging: it is a vast, varied and much-abused subject. These issues come with considerable cultural baggage, so bear with me.
Books don't have to have wizards to make magic or cast a spell. Over the last decade, these books have haunted and inspired me, made me proud to be a writer, glad to be a reviewer.
With the cocktail craze of recent years largely passing France by, the city of Lyon, home to the rustic bouchon, was an especially unlikely place for a resurgence.
Have we started to see zombies all around us because -- on some distant, allegorical, semi-serious level -- we fear we have become more like zombies ourselves?
It's impossible to reason with the Tea Baggers. They just lurch from rally to rally muttering about "lower taxes" and "brains." And don't get 'em started on Obama.
Dennis Lehane so rules the neighborhood of Noir ("Nwaaah," as we say in Boston) that he gets street credit for work he didn't write, like "The Departe...
Happy Halloween from New Orleans, a city so nestled in the spirit world a Day of the Dead is practically redundant. From Saturday Night's Halloween Pa...
For those needing a little clarification on what's up with the zombie thing these days, here are a few grisly venn diagrams to clear things up.
I was never a fan of scary movies because there are enough real scary things already out there! Below is a list of the top ten things that my colleagues and I are scared about this Halloween. Freddy Krueger's got nothing on these.
I will say this once: This is all part of the zombie bear apocalypse conspiracy. Why do you think we have Teddy Bears in every house in America? We should just give our children adorable Iranian nuclear refineries. Same difference.