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Edgar Rice Burroughs

Dream Books: Holiday Lit Picks

Ellen Snortland | Posted 02.17.2013 | Books
Ellen Snortland

If you're looking for "dream by the fire" escapist reading this holiday season, look no further than the following two books.

Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan Soars With Romance

Julie A. Carlson | Posted 01.09.2013 | Books
Julie A. Carlson

Tarzan, it seems, has really never gone out of style. But not many movies or even books showcased his sultry blond love interest, Jane, to the fullest extent. But that's all changed with the recently published Jane: The Woman Who Loved Tarzan by Robin Maxwell.

100 Years of Tarzan -- and Putting Rainforests on the Map

Russell Mittermeier | Posted 10.21.2012 | Green
Russell Mittermeier

In many ways, Tarzan was the first rainforest conservationist -- protecting the forest and its animals against hunters, trappers and other forms of exploitation from the outside world. He was truly a man ahead of his time.

Remembering Frank Frazetta, John Carter and Edgar Rice Burroughs

Carole Mallory | Posted 05.19.2012 | Entertainment
Carole Mallory

The press was concerned when John Carter hit theaters March 9. For many, the question was "Does the movie live up to the books?" And then the question remained: "Does it live up to the covers of the books?"

9 Pulp Adventures To Read Instead Of Seeing 'John Carter'

William Ambler | Posted 05.13.2012 | Books
William Ambler

For fantasy aficionados, the movie John Carter is a chance to see a work that has been scavenged by countless imitators for nearly a century finally strut its stuff on the big screen

Hisland and Herland: The Macho Mars of John Carter and Gilman's Feminist Utopia

Andromeda Romano-Lax | Posted 05.09.2012 | Books
Andromeda Romano-Lax

Burroughs was daring and desperate enough to imagine an alien planet. But Gilman, a Victorian-era survivor, imagined something even more bold: a time and place where gender alone would not doom a person to a life of prescribed confinement, drudgery, or madness.

Willem Dafoe: Loving the Alien in John Carter

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

You cannot prepare for it. Your expectations may never match the reality. Willem Dafoe has played vampires, monsters, goblins (of the green variety), pervs, psychotherapists, bikers and even that kinda conflicted Christ guy.

Movie Review: John Carter

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.06.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'd probably seen the placard on the side of New York city buses a half-dozen times before I actually noticed the tiny John Carter figure in the foreground, wielding a mammoth chain with a big rock attached to the end.

How Classic Sci-Fi And Comics Have Defined Hollywood

John Nevins | Posted 08.17.2011 | Entertainment
John Nevins

Today, film and video games are the most culturally dominant story-telling forms, and both increasingly rely on comics as the source of ideas and concepts. How is it that these super hero plotlines became the entertainment industry's favorite formula?