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A Ghost Story: Philly's Bishop Francis Kenrick Revisits the Scene of AntiCatholic Riots

Thom Nickels | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Thom Nickels

I, Bishop Francis Patrick Kenrick, was blessed with a fine clerical career. In my hometown of Dublin, I was selected, at age 18, to study in Rome. In Rome I spent many summers reading on the Spanish Steps and praying in St. Peter's.

Haunted Designer Showcase: Greystone Mansion

Bonnie McCarthy | Posted 01.23.2014 | HuffPost Home
Bonnie McCarthy

The legendary Greystone Mansion of Beverly Hills will soon open its gates and welcome visitors. The estate's secrets, mysteries and ghosts, however, may not reveal themselves as easily. If only these thick, limestone walls could talk.

THE STORYCATCHER Is a Southern Ghost Story

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 11.10.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

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A Literary Halloween

Electric Literature | Posted 12.31.2012 | Books
Electric Literature

J. Robert Lennon writes "literary fiction," but he's the sort of literary fiction writer who grew up on sci-fi paperbacks and crime novels, and never forgot what the pulp masters taught him.

14 Ghost Stories That Will Freak You Out

Otto Penzler | Posted 12.26.2012 | Books
Otto Penzler

What is the great attraction of supernatural fiction in general, and the ghost story in particular? From the time of childhood, we have a fear of the dark (and rightly so, as we don't know exactly what is lurking out there, wrapped in the black cloak of invisibility).

PHOTOS: 9 Most Haunted Places

Joe Nickell | Posted 09.15.2012 | Books
Joe Nickell

Since the most ancient times, people have believed in ghosts, or spirits of the dead. Yet their work appears more mystical than scientific, and it begs the question: Is there really a "life energy," as many postulate, capable of surviving death?

9 Brilliant, Haunting Summer Reads

Kat Rosenfield | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
Kat Rosenfield

From ghostly protagonists to long-dead foils, literature is full of characters whose lives are over before the story even begins - and whom, though we never actually have the pleasure of meeting them, capture our imaginations through flashback, memory, or post-humous narration.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Ti West on The Innkeepers

Dan Persons | Posted 04.11.2012 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

With films such as The Roost and The House of the Devil, director Ti West has managed to deliver old-school, atmospheric chills on a limited budget, and he's pulled the same feat off with The Innkeepers.

The Week's Hottest Reads: Finally A New Number 1

AP | By The Associated Press | Posted 10.05.2011 | Books

-- HARDCOVER FICTION 1. "Ghost Story" by Jim Butcher (Roc)...