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

With ‘House of Cards’ production halted, what’s next for Kevin Spacey?

With ‘House of Cards’ production halted, what’s next for Kevin Spacey?
(CNN)Production on the sixth and final season of "House of Cards" has been halted after star Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual assault by an actor who claims he was a minor at the time of the alleged incident. Spacey issued a statement late Sunday, claiming he did not recall the incident but apologized for what he said would have been "inappropriate drunken behavior.""But if I did behave then as he describes, I owe him the sincerest apology for

Laugh, cry and laugh some more with these audiobooks by funny women

Laugh, cry and laugh some more with these audiobooks by funny women
Women are funny, duh.Image: Flickr, Gage SkidmoreJust to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. From SNL to Veep to Broad City, funny women are dominating everywhere you look. In fact, "Wise Gals" is now a category under the humor section on Barnes & Noble's website. There are literally countless books written by hilarious women that will make you laugh, cry, and listen to "Run the World" on repeat.  SEE ALSO:

Now that Harvey Weinstein is out, what should the Academy do about the other sexual predators in its ranks?

Now that Harvey Weinstein is out, what should the Academy do about the other sexual predators in its ranks?
Roman Polanski and Harvey Weinstein in 2014.Image: Rindoff Petroff / Hekimian / Getty ImagesNow that Harvey Weinstein has been kicked out of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the obvious question presents itself: What now? While Weinstein is an unusually high-profile figure whose identity was closely tied with the Oscars, he certainly wasn't the only person accused of predatory behavior within the Academy's ranks. Bill Cosby remains a member of the Academy, for example, as does Roman

Statues and ammunition: North Korea’s Africa connections

Statues and ammunition: North Korea’s Africa connections
Windhoek, Namibia (CNN)Heroes' Acre looms on a hill overlooking Windhoek, Namibia's tidy capital. In one hand the liberation-struggle soldier carries a Kalashnikov rifle. In the other, he's throwing what looks like a Soviet-era stick grenade.The communist-style design is no coincidence. Heroes' Acre was built by a North Korean firm. Across Africa from here to Gaborone, from Luanda to Dakar, governments have been quietly doing deals with the North Korean state for years. And as North Korean leader Kim Jong

The Thought Catalog Writer You Grew Up With Is Here To Change The Way You Think About Poetry

The Thought Catalog Writer You Grew Up With Is Here To Change The Way You Think About Poetry
BriannaWiest’s Instagram Like most people, I first met Brianna Wiest over the internet. Her earnest writing about self-improvement connected with me as a person who was always trying to do better. When we met in person I saw where it all came from. Only the kind of aggressive happiness that floats out of Brianna’s pores could produce such a prolific catalog of inspirational articles that… make you feel inspired. It’s no wonder she’s one of the most read (and

How one actor turned her brush with street harassment into a raucous, emotional concert.

How one actor turned her brush with street harassment into a raucous, emotional concert.
Three years ago, Diana Oh was followed down the street and viciously catcalled by a group of men in an SUV. In the wake of that incident, the New York City-based actor and musician sat down in Times Square in her lingerie in front of a stack of paper bags arranged on a soapbox. One bag read, "The world bends over backward to make excuses for male violence." She stood there, silent, for hours, as passersby stared, applauded, jeered,

Sean Spicer Admits He Regrets Lying About Inauguration Crowd Size

Sean Spicer Admits He Regrets Lying About Inauguration Crowd Size
President Donald Trump's former press secretary's reemergence into the national spotlight now features another staple: an admission. That admission came in an interview with the , during which Sean Spicer says he regrets inauguration crowd size fights with media members. Referencing his regret, Spicer told the newspaper bluntly, Of course I do, absolutely. The period for which Spicer now expresses regret stems from his very first appearance at the press secretary's podium at the White House. During that appearance, Spicer told a crowd of reporters

How to Put your social media accounts on autopilot using Quatomator

How to Put your social media  accounts on autopilot using Quatomator
The fastest 100% automated social media tool ever? Times have changed. There’s so much noise and clutter online, everyone is busy scrolling until someone gets their attention. Visitors would LOVE to buy from you, if you stay in front of them, daily. It’s not a one-time thing anymore and the longer you take to do this, your competitors will gladly take your customer from you. Sales that COULD have been yours! Here’s how you can STOP this from happening… A brand NEW phenomenon that’s laser-focused, short and to the point. A little known

Let the gunge flow! Saturday morning kids’ TV goes live again

Let the gunge flow! Saturday morning kids’ TV goes live again
Image caption Zoe Ball and Jamie Theakston ruled Saturday mornings on Live and Kicking Evans and Nelson may not have had much rehearsal time, but they do already have the warmth of old friends, and with their infectious mix of nerves and enthusiasm it's not hard to imagine one or both dissolving into giggles as another piece of the set topples over.But can the formula appeal to a young generation of viewers?The reason that was always given for the

‘Radiolab’ creator is back with a podcast that’s taking a long, hard look at America

‘Radiolab’ creator is back with a podcast that’s taking a long, hard look at America
Jad Abumrad, creator of "More Perfect" and master interviewer, who doesn't like to be the subject of interviews.Image: More perfectThe United States of America is swinging – culturally, legally, and of course, politically.  For Jad Abumrad, so-called public radio royalty, best known for bringing us the joys of Radiolab, the key to a more perfect union is finding a pivot point (the law) and using it to peel the layers of the onion (history) that has lead to the

How To DIY Unicorn Makeup And Look Majestic AF This Halloween

How To DIY Unicorn Makeup And Look Majestic AF This Halloween
I admire people who opt for frightening or funny Halloween costumes: Witches, Teletubbies, and the bloody Grady twins from are all classic options that make for a killer party. With that said, I don't want to be one of them. On Halloween and a few other special days of the year, I want to look I've got no shame, and there's got to be people out there like me. For anyone with intentions to slay Halloween and simultaneously look , we've rounded up easy unicorn makeup

Was a monkey really hanged in Hartlepool?

Was a monkey really hanged in Hartlepool?
Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption"Let's hang him at once to end his woes" Hartlepool is known by many as the place where a monkey was mistaken for a French spy and hanged. As some of the team behind the hit stage show War Horse launch a play based on the story, BBC News asks whether the hanging actually happened.One stormy day during the Napoleonic Wars, a French ship was wrecked off the coast of an

This Donald Trump Tweet About The Emmys Will Make You Roll Your Eyes So Hard

This Donald Trump Tweet About The Emmys Will Make You Roll Your Eyes So Hard
Hey, were you enjoying the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards this Sunday night? Were you having a nice time laughing along with Stephen Colbert's jokes and CBS's obsession with itself? Well please, allow me to ruin that for you, by bringing your attention to this Donald Trump tweet about the Emmys from 2012. Of course, these days if there's a big television event happening in America, you can guarantee the President of the United States has already tweeted something critical about it.

Theres A New Music Festival On The Horizon, And It Might Be SoCals New Coachella

Theres A New Music Festival On The Horizon, And It Might Be SoCals New Coachella
Hannah Busing If you are a relatively normal human being, you’ve probably heard of Coachella. (The word in itself just rolls off your tongue!) And if you’re into the music/festival scene, you most likely know Coachella as one of the bigger festivals on the West Coast, featuring big name artists, celebrity attendees, amazing food, art installations, the giant Ferris Wheel, and, of course, Cali vibes. But a few weeks ago, I attended KAABOO, a newer music festival in Del

Paramore delivers the pop-rock show we need in 2017

Paramore delivers the pop-rock show we need in 2017
Image: Lindsey Byrnes Two magical entities ruled Radio City Music Hall on Wednesday night: Hayley Williams and feelings. Not only has the 28-year-old singer always fronted Paramore, she's always been Paramore—at least the embodiment of it, anyway—her clear, formidable voice and delightfully fizzy stage presence always rising above the band's rotating cast and remarkably bold genre switches over the years. It's largely thanks to her that the band has aged so well. Now, in 2017, watching Williams dart around the