The Age of the Vampire has given way to the Age of the Zombie

The Age of the Vampire has given way to the Age of the Zombie
(CNN)Vampires were the most popular undead creatures for over a century, far outshining zombies, mummies, Frankenstein monsters and all other dwellers of that liminal space between life and death. Consider this undeniable phenomenon: From its beginnings, the zombie film and television drama has been at the forefront of racial boundary-breaking. This progressiveness is a function of good storytelling, not a liberal political agenda. Actually, there are nine zombie shows if you include "Game of Thrones," since we now know

Long-forgotten Rodin sculpture discovered in New Jersey town hall

Long-forgotten Rodin sculpture discovered in New Jersey town hall
(CNN)In the corner of the council room of the town hall in Madison, New Jersey, sits a sculpture by Auguste Rodin that had been overlooked for years.The discovery came only in 2014, when the Hartley Dodge Foundation, which maintains the building's artworks, hired 22-year-old Mallory Mortillaro as a temporary archivist."I was intrigued. I was a little confused about why this piece would be here without anyone knowing anything about it," Mortillaro told CNN.Mortillaro told the trustees what she had

Why Hull fishwife is Maxine Peake’s hero

Why Hull fishwife is Maxine Peake’s hero
For their efforts, she and her fellow "headscarf revolutionaries" were met with disdain, misogyny and even death threats by some Hull men and trawler owners. She was blacklisted and never worked in the fishing industry again. But the campaign worked. The law was changed, and lives were undoubtedly saved. Image caption Prepare the Baftas: Maxine Peake in Three Girls Peake herself is near the top of the acting ladder, despite saying she's never taken the most obvious career opportunities.Her

The lives of the 4 US soldiers killed in Niger

The lives of the 4 US soldiers killed in Niger
(CNN)Sgt. La David Johnson married his childhood sweetheart and was expecting his third child.All four died in an ambush on October 4, after helping local forces in Niger combat terrorists.They came from across the country, each leaving a profound legacy on their communities. Here's what we know about their lives and service of the four soldiers killed: Sgt. La David Johnson, 25Even as an adult, Johnson had a playful spirit, once demonstrated by his unusual method of commuting when