Sunday, March 15, 2009

Vampire Chic in The New Yorker

In the March 16 issue of The New Yorker, critic Joan Acocella presents an impressive spread of vampiric delights spanning the centuries, with the initial proposition, "Why do vampires still thrill?" Her article, "In The Blood," explores recent versions of the vampire tale (Stephanie Meyer's Twilight pop culture phenomenon, the HBO series "True Blood," and the chilling Swedish film, "Let the Right One In"), Eastern European lore (Vlad the Impaler), the vast annotated editions of Bram Stoker's Dracula, and the chthonic spaces inbetween. It is erudite, well-researched, and quite engaging without ever falling prey to the dismissive tone which too often sullies a serious discussion of dark art. Thank you, Joan!

Read the full text, here.

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