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Here's The Real Reason Gravity Was Such a Great Movie

Galanty Miller | Posted 04.08.2014 | Comedy
Galanty Miller

No, the reason I liked Gravity is because it was short. The entire movie clocks in at 85 minutes. I pressed the "play" button on my DVD remote. And an hour-and-a-half later I was back at my job as Jaden Smith's personal assistant.

Showtime's Psychosexual Drama Gets Bloody

Posted 03.27.2014 | TV

Showtime's new psychosexual horror thriller "Penny Dreadful" hasn't even premiered yet, but it has us excited and incredibly creeped out. The new s...

Frankenstein Meets the Bible

Rabbi Levi Welton | Posted 04.12.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Levi Welton

Although the Talmud may have spoke about Golems, Isaiah spoke about 'wearying' the people with 'frankincense.' The full verse reads as follows: 'You have not brought me sheep for burnt offerings, nor honored me with your sacrifices.'

'I, Frankenstein' Movie Writers Clearly Never Read 'Frankenstein'

Posted 01.23.2014 | Books

Well, it looks like the movie writers of the upcoming film "I, Frankenstein" never actually cracked Mary Shelley's Frankenstein open while writing the...

Bone-chilling Books to Curl Up With: Lynn Shepherd's A Fatal Likeness

Brandy L. Schillace | Posted 02.17.2014 | Books
Brandy L. Schillace

On dark evenings like these, I want nothing more than a good book, but you won't catch me reading about Rudolph. In the classic Christmas tradition of bonny old England, I consider this a season for hauntings.

What Frankenstein Can Teach Us About the Real Crisis in the Humanities

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 02.04.2014 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

What does it say about us as a society that - with a few exceptions for celebrities and superstars -- we reward money-and profit-oriented professions so much more readily and lavishly than art- and culture-making ones? And what it might mean for our future?

Zombie Babies and Frankenstein: Why Pop Culture Still Hesitates to Depict Undead Kids

Evan Gottlieb | Posted 11.07.2013 | Books
Evan Gottlieb

Hideously transformed children are still mostly forbidden by our aesthetic norms, but Shelley's novel reminds us that monstrosity takes many forms, and the most obvious are not always the most dangerous.

Zombies, Social Strata and Today's Fears

Michael Drew | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Drew

Even enduring entertainment reflects the era in which it was created, its concerns, its social structure, its sometimes-unspoken fears. Mary Shelley...

Happy Halloween, B*tches!

Posted 10.29.2013 | Comedy

Thug Notes gets all haunted this week with a thorough analysis of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." As ever, our hero Sparky Sweets, PhD gets down to ...

This Probably Isn't The 'Frankenstein' Mary Shelley Intended

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 10.04.2013 | Entertainment

The newest iteration of Frankenstein's monster, played by a buff Aaron Eckhart, is "like no other" -- unless you're familiar with "Hellboy" and "Prome...

A Fatal Likeness: Mary Shelley and Monsters

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 11.15.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

Mary Shelley wrote the most famous monster story of all time, Frankenstein. Or did she really? That question is just one of the literary mysteries ex...

Will There Be a Backlash Against Technology?

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 09.09.2013 | Technology
Dr. Jim Taylor

Being connected all the time and needing to input and output constantly is just plain tiring. That's no way to do life! So my question is: Will there be a backlash against technology or is "resistance futile"?

Movie Characters Who Should Meet

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.02.2013 | Entertainment

Superman and Batman are meeting, so why can't the rest of our favorite movie characters? It's not only superheroes who are capable of joining forces, ...

A 'League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen' TV Show?

Posted 07.09.2013 | TV

Move over, Sean Connery -- Fox has given a put pilot commitment to "League of Extraordinary Gentlemen," a one-hour drama based on the Alan Moore graph...

100 Percent Perfect

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.30.2013 | Entertainment

Universal praise is a rare thing, and perhaps no one knows that better than filmmakers, who are subjected to criticism at almost every turn. That mean...

In Bonnets or Sweat Pants, We're Cultural Historians

Holly Robinson | Posted 06.01.2013 | Books
Holly Robinson

Whatever subjects we choose, as women writers we are cataloging historical and cultural events in ways that go far deeper than the two-dimensional stories told by photographs. We get into the heads of our audience in ways that movies still can't.

Be Very Glad These Aren't Your Doctors

Ben Craw | Posted 04.01.2013 | Entertainment

Saturday March 30th is National Doctors' Day. So, to honor our nation's doctors and to perhaps make you a little bit more appreciative of your own doc...

The Frankenstein's Monster of Social Media

Brian Rosenberg | Posted 05.29.2013 | College
Brian Rosenberg

In an age that is being shaped in so many ways by the creation and evolution of new forms of social media, I have been struck by the infrequency of serious discussion about what we have gained and what we have lost or are in imminent danger of losing.

Man Named Adolf Hitler Runs For Office In India

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.20.2013 | World

Another Adolf Hitler is attempting a rise to power -- this time in northeast India, Al Jazeera reports. The man's full given name is Adolf lu Hitler R...

The Gruesome, True Inspiration Behind 'Frankenstein'

Roseanne Montillo | Posted 04.07.2013 | Books
Roseanne Montillo

On January 17, 1803, George Foster sat in a grim cell of Newgate Prison, in London, awaiting execution. Having been arrested, indicted, and found guilty of murdering his wife and child, gallows had been erected, from which he would hang.

'Stepping Out With LeBron'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.19.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

If the shoe fits, get LeBron James to buy it for you. That's what I wanted to do recently when I went to the Nike Factory Store in Riverhead, N.Y., to purchase a pair of sneakers.

Networking Lessons From Frankenstein's Monsters

Robyn Greenspan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Robyn Greenspan

Whether he was portrayed in film or in parody, Frankenstein's monster was a man of few words: "Fire: bad; friend: good." With that limited vocabulary,...

The Lunar Cycle of 'Frankenstorm'

James Grundvig | Posted 12.29.2012 | New York
James Grundvig

'Frankenstorm' is an apt name for this killer storm. Not merely because it's making landfall on the eve of Halloween, but because it's a hybrid storm with many elements pushing and pulling with dark spheres of influence.

'Once Upon A Time' Meets 'Frankenstein'

Laura Prudom | Posted 12.28.2012 | TV
Laura Prudom

This week's "Once Upon a Time" certainly fit in with the rest of ABC's Halloween fare, with an abundance of lightning and shambling monsters and creepy heart stealing -- but the end result left me a little cold.

Mockingbird Lane Premieres this Friday on NBC -- A Chat With Creator Bryan Fuller

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.23.2012 | TV
Xaque Gruber

Mockingbird Lane, the stunning, dark re-imagining of The Munsters makes its television premiere on Friday. Named for the Munster family's iconic address, the show is a visual and emotional feast, and the year's most original television dramedy.