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13 Dark And Stormy Books

Oyster Books | Posted 07.07.2014 | Books
Oyster Books

Psychosis, codependence, grief. Deviants, tempests, feuding lovers. We think the only thing better than a rum & ginger beer is sipping it while reading a Dark & Stormy book. Added bonus: unlike the rum, we bet you'll never run out of pages.

So U and More: Conversations with Neal Schon, Judas Priest's Rob Halford and Edgar Winter

Mike Ragogna | Posted 07.08.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Neal Schon: "Journey is more about well-crafted songs and well recorded and produced songs, and I think that what I enjoy about my solo songs is that I'm sort of more of a painter with a blank canvas and a bunch of paints and materials to work with and I kind of throw everything on there and see how it lands."

The Power of Old Books

Tom Morris | Posted 06.30.2014 | Books
Tom Morris

If you read what everyone else is reading, you'll be thinking what everyone else is thinking, and that may lead to your doing what everyone else is doing.

The Real Zombies: Outworn Institutions That Parasitize Change

Craig Chalquist, Ph.D. | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Craig Chalquist, Ph.D.

What might be underneath the recent public fascination with a zombie apocalypse? To some extent, the recurring rise of the zombie reflects our fear of the shadow side of unreflective technological progress.

Perfection Is So Overrated

Donald D'Haene | Posted 07.20.2014 | Arts
Donald D'Haene

Perfection is so overrated and boring. Call me twisted but during my quarter century in theatre, I loved it when things went wrong.

9 Film Franchises That Made It To 9 Installments

The Huffington Post | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 05.09.2014 | Entertainment

Many film franchises carry on and on and on, well past presumed sell-by dates. These franchises rake in millions and sometimes billions of dollars, mo...

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

Galanty Miller | Posted 06.08.2014 | 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...