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

Why does this ‘pop anorak’ MP listen to gangster rap?

Why does this ‘pop anorak’ MP listen to gangster rap?
In one of the most unusual episodes, Cumbrian MP and self-confessed "complete and utter pop music anorak" Tim Farron listened to NWA's Straight Outta Compton - a slightly edgier group than the Liberal Democrat party he once led in Westminster. The world's most dangerous group? Straight Outta Compton charts early days of NWA "I think there were some people who thought I was trying to be down with the kids, but I just thought there was a good story

A closer look at the black women making headlines and breaking barriers this week.

A closer look at the black women making headlines and breaking barriers this week.
The talent and net worth in this photo alone is proof of awesomeness. Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Parkwood Entertainment. Black women are everything. I say it without reservation or hesitation. I say it with personal experience and anecdotal knowledge. We. Are. Everything. Need someone to replace your contaminated water pipes? We can do that. Need someone to tell off Paul Ryan? We can do that. Need someone to help you master a skateboard trick? We can do

Iran’s hardliners say Trump has done them ‘great favors’

Iran’s hardliners say Trump has done them ‘great favors’
Tehran (CNN)Tehran is a city that wears its political colors on its sleeve. The sprawling Iranian capital nestles between barren mountain ranges, its streets packed with high rises, leafy parks and markets. Vicious infighting has raged here since Iranian President Hassan Rouhani signed a landmark nuclear agreement with the West; moderates rally around Rouhani, calling for more political freedom, while hardliners and clerics lament the country's "softer" international stance. Trump decertifies Iran nuclear deal (full)Chants of 'Death to America'Hours