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Does magic work and if so how? Dr Leo Ruickbie examines the evidence for magic and the theories on how it is supposed to work. Read it in Paranormal magazine, July 2010, pp. 56-59.
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Here's a Fashion Guide For Vampires
(Thinkstock) Vampires are naturally stylish, no? Just because they're undead doesn't meant they want to be unfashionable. If you're a vampireâ€”or just want to look like oneâ€”Scarlett Stoker's new eBook Dracula in Dior might be just what you're looking for. The new book, which bills itself as "The Ultimate A-Z Fashion Guide for the Undead and Those Who Wish To Be," is a newfangled guide to looking ...
The CW fall adds vampires, paranormal teens, Mary, Queen of Scots
For next fall, The CW will add paranormal teens, more vampires and Mary, Queen of Scots.
Vampire Weekend braces for bright lights with big-idea 'City' album
The band's newest, 'Modern Vampires of the City,' breaks stylistic ground, a huge leap for a one-time college band. The band is holding onto its indie roots while poised to swoop into the mainstream with shows at Coachella and the upcoming Lollapalooza and Glastonbury. Ezra Koenig wanted to be clear about this: The frontman of Vampire Weekend was not comparing his band to the Beatles.
CW Fall: More vampires, of course
CW adds three new dramas and many more vampires, with a spin-off from â€śThe Vampire Diariesâ€ť called â€ťThe Originals.â€ť Hoping to build on its two vampire franchises (Supernatural and Diaries), and the success this season of three freshman dramas (Arrow, Beauty and Beast and The Carrie Diaries) CW will add three one-hour shows to its five nightsâ€¦. and bench a ...
If the Devil Can Wear Prada, Shouldn't Dracula Wear Dior?
NEW YORK, May 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Â Twilight. True Blood. Dracula. Vampires are hotter than the sun they don't walk in, and why? Because they have two things we all want. Eternal life. Eternal thinness. ...
New CW shows feature vampires, werewolves, and 16th-century royalty
The last of this week's broadcast upfronts was by The CW, whose brand is young, fresh, and hip. Fittingly, The CW's presentation at New York's City Center on Thursday opened with Icona Pop performing the infectious "I Love It."
Vampire Weekend Close The Book With Modern Vampires Of The City
Slay The Emotional Vampires That Are Holding You Back
When it comes to the negative creeps that are keeping you from achieving your goals, garlic probably won't do the trick. But these tactics will. "If you cry because the sun has gone out of your life, your tears will prevent you from seeing the stars.â€ť--Rabindranath Tagore If you've ever been around someone who leaves you feeling exhausted and drained, you have probably encountered an emotional ...
Vampire Weekendâ€™s Modern Vampires of the City Lives Up to Title
This post is in partnership with Consequence of Sound, an online music publication devoted to the ever growing and always thriving worldwide music scene. Who gives a fuck about a Vampire Weekend privilege narrative? Itâ€™s been argued about every which way since early 2008 when Nitsuh Abebe first wrote the words â€śAfro/preppy/new-wave combination,â€ť and this concept somehow upset a lot of Anglican ...
CD review: Vampire Weekend's 'Modern Vampires' is a magical piece...
In case this New York City quartet's first two albums didn't make it clear, "Modern Vampires of the City," out on Tuesday, cinches it: No one else in pop music sounds anything like Vampire Weekend.
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