Uncomfortable Peaking of Trends
After Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, four seasons of True Blood, the Otto Penzler-blessed story collection, and countless imitators beyond them, you would think the vampire trend—and all awful associated press-releases with it—would have ceased by now (if not for the demands of vampire-sick culture critics), or at the very least, relented.
Today, ASME announced the finalists for their 2010 Best Covers Contest, a series of awards voted on by Amazon.com customers. The finalists were chosen by a group of 90 magazine editors, and at first glance there’s nothing too surprising. The categories seem standard, and their representative cover subjects do as well. Stephen Colbert is on Read More
There are lots of memos that important people write to other important people on Wall Street. Silly memos, angry memos, inspiring memos, ugly memos and forgettable memos. But rarely does the Wall Street Journal run something as gorgeously perfect as real estate billionaire Tom Barrack’s recent missive about Twilight. The Colony Capital chief had Read More
Vampires don’t really live forever—it just feels like they do. Lately, you can’t turn on the TV, go to a bookstore, see a movie, or go to (if you’re really prepared to argue that these books aren’t just for kids, you might want to take a cold, hard look at yourself in the mirror at Read More