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‘Dark Shadows’: A Vampire Returns, Without His Bite

Two score and four years ago, I’d fly home from fourth grade for the 4 p.m. broadcast of Dark Shadows. […]

China Mieville’s ‘Railsea’: ‘Moby-Dick’ Remixed

In his new novel, China Mieville brings Moby-Dick to dry land. The world of Railsea consists of continents and islands […]

‘Dark Shadows’: The Birth Of The Modern TV Vampire

When it comes to monsters on television, vampires have the market more or less cornered. Think about it: Buffy the […]

New In Paperback May 7-13

Fiction and nonfiction releases from Ann Patchett, Chad Harbach, Jennifer Weiner, Jorie Graham and Erik Larson. [Copyright 2012 National Public […]

On Not Fearing The Dark In Sendak’s ‘Outside’

In my house growing up — a house of readers — few books were off limits. My mother once famously […]

Stand Up, Walk Around, Even Just For ’20 Minutes’

If you’re sitting at a desk reading this article, take a minute and stand up. That’s the latest advice from […]

‘Tai Lake’: Murder Most Ecological In China

It’s always bad news when a detective books a vacation. Where other frolickers find fun in the sun, investigators are […]

Tina Brown’s Must Reads: Resistance

Tina Brown, editor of The Daily Beast and Newsweek, tells us what she’s been reading in a feature that Morning […]

Power Puff: Flex Your Culinary Muscle With A Souffle

Souffle. Just a whisper of the word strikes fear into the heart of the most accomplished (not to mention inexperienced) […]

Maurice Sendak, ‘Really Rosie’ and The Intelligence Of Children

I’m sure that my first exposure to Maurice Sendak was Where The Wild Things Are. The book is such a […]

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