Author and artist Aubrey Hirsch recently shared a wrenching comic about her experience with autoimmune disease, titled "Medicine's Women Problem," over at The Nib.Read More
On Twilight's 10th anniversary (wow, has it been that long), Stephanie Meyer revealed that her fans can take a bite out of something brand new: a re-imagining of the original Twilight book.Read More
Anne Rice news is making the entertainment blogs this weekend for an interview with Vulture Magazine in which she hypothetically casts a hypothetical modern adaptation of Interview With a Vampire, mentioning, among other people, Robert Downey, Jr. for the role of Lestat.
Now Lestat, there are a lot of people who could play Lestat... Jamie Bamber, he’s terrific, I was just watching him last night in England’s Law & Order. I’d seen him on Battlestar Galactica, but I’d never seen him unleash that beautiful diction. So I think there are many, many actors...
Robert Downey Jr.? That would be wonderful. He is a great actor. He would bring the gravitas and the wit and humor and all of that to the part, and I don’t think he’s too old. I think if he had a blond wig and makeup, he would be a wonderful Lestat. Lestat has to have the gravitas of a 200-year-old man and Robert Downey Jr. can do it.But we were actually much more interested in her comments on Twilight. Read More
Soon, students at Cambridge University will be getting a new supplement to their educations: books from Stephanie Meyer's Twilight series. According to BBC News, a newly-opened Cambridge center for the study of children's literature (they call it a "centre," naturally) will cover, among other things, Twilight, the Harry Potter series, and video games as works of literature. In an interview, the soon-to-be director of the center/centre dismissed suggestions that Twilight and other contemporary series are "trash," and even said that academics had something to learn about ethics from the series:Read More