Okwui Okpokwasili’s Bronx Gothic Comes to the CAC

New York artist Okwui Okpokwasili brings her one-woman show, Bronx Gothic, to the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center this week. Ofeibea Loveless talked to the writer/choreographer about combining elements of the Victorian Gothic and West African storytelling, and exploring the concepts of darkness and innocence in her work.

Sir Christopher Lee’s Top Five Movie Roles.

For many, British actor Sir Christopher Lee seemed like one of those ageless people who might go on forever, a person who might actually be as immortal as the infamous vampire whom he portrayed so many times on the big screen. On June 7th, 2015, however, Lee’s body finally failed what seems like an unstoppable spirit, […]

May 26th, 1897 – Beware of Vampires!

Famous for introducing the character of the vampire Count Dracula, the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker tells the story of Dracula’s attempt to move from Transylvania to England so he may find new blood and spread the undead curse, and the battle between Dracula and a small group of men and women led by Professor Abraham Van […]

NBC’s “Dracula”

Back in 2013, NBC dabbled in Steampunk, but if you blinked you might have missed it because the amazing show, Dracula, only ran for only ten episodes. In my humble opinion, the award for “Most Steampunk Television Show” has to go to this one because of the combination of punking a piece of classic literature from […]

Steampunk Movie: Van Helsing (2004)

The film starts with an homage to classic black and white movies as an angry mob attacks castle Frankenstein in 1887. The twist is that the good doctor’s financial backer is none other than Count Dracula. Meanwhile in Paris, our title character enters the movie with an epic confrontation between him and a truly monstrous Mr. Hyde […]

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