Twilight Explained

If your current address has the words "space station" in it, you might not be familiar with the Twilight saga.  I am a committed but awkward Twihard, and as a service, I will now attempt to deconstruct the first two books / films in one medium-sized post:...more

Five Best Twilight Parodies and Other Vampire-Themed Oddities

Attention TwiHards: After you take a break from biting each other and see the newest installment of the Twilight saga, Eclipse, there are still plenty of ways to get your vampire fix and a good laugh as well. ...more

lol just when i thought jersey shore couldn't get any funnier

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"Eclipse:" This One Should Make "Twilight" Fans Very Happy

They've got brooding stares, pulsating pecs and supernatural powers. That's right, ladies, the men of Twilight, Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) and Jacob Black (Taylor Lautner), are back at a multiplex near you. Oh, and Bella (Kristen Stewart) is back too. ...more

For me it doesn't have to do with her looks, but that there's almost nothing about her that ...more

I Just Read 'The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner'... On The Beach

   Have you read the Twilight books? And no, I’m not explaining what the books are about, If you don’t know, you’ve been living under a rock,...more

Dear Robert Pattinson: Guess What? I *Am* A Little Nerd, And Proud

Robert Pattinson, speaking to Hollywood Insider: "there are so many little nerds behind their computers, on their little blogs." ...more

I've never been an RPATZ fan of any kind. I don't find him swooningly attractive and I think his ...more

Stephenie Meyer's The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner

When Stephenie Meyer announced that she was publishing a novella, The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner, I rolled my eyes and swore I wasn’t going to read it. Nope. Nuh-uh. Not doing it. I should have known better. I said the same thing about Breaking Dawn, and that only lasted two days. I’ve read it, and darn it all, I liked Bree. ...more

I'd never have gotten Vampire Bella. I kind of liked Vampire Bella.

Contributing ...more

Fair Use Dos and Don'ts: What Bloggers Can Learn From "Twilight"

Whether you are a novice solo blogger or a seasoned online community entrepreneur, you've got to stay on top of the laws of fair use -- the rules governing how much of someone else's work you can copy for comment or other purposes. And that's a challenge, because not even the US Copyright office itself can give you a simple definition. Here's a list of dos and don'ts that will likely keep you safe. ...more
what about using photographs? say i want to blog about the oscars, so i find images online and ...more

Vampires Versus The Tooth Fairy: How Do You Talk About Storybook Monsters With Your Kids?

If I'm committed to encouraging my daughter's imagination and love of story and fantasy, how do I treat the fantastical stories that her playmates come up with? Do I treat vampires differently than I do, say, the Tooth Fairy or the Easter Bunny or Santa Claus? Why am I so tempted to discriminate on the basis of (seeming) monstrosity? ...more

To me adding in the occasional witch and vampire to the princess storyline adds depth and ...more

Do Tell: Twilight vs. True Blood! Tell Us Which Vampire Series You Prefer to Win Both Sets of Books

It must be Vampire Season. Last month, Charlaine Harris released Dead in the Family, the tenth novel in Sookie Stackhouse series -- the basis for the series True Blood. ...more

true blood all the way can't wait for season 3 to start soonmore

Summer Movie Preview 2010: Sex, Super Heroes and Vamps

Summer movies! They're arriving as we speak, and to help you navigate blockbuster season, here's my preview of the summer movies I gotta see, the ones I'd see for a good friend or with a hot date, and the ones you couldn't pay me to watch. ...more

I've heard some people say Julia Roberts isn't right for the lead role, but we'll just have to ...more