Anna Paquin in True Blood/Photo © HBO
“True Blood” may endure indefinitely as a TV series (season five starts this summer) but when it comes to the books, author Charlaine Harris is officially tapped out. After over a decade of novels featuring professional vampire paramour Sookie Stackhouse, Harris claims she doesn’t “have anything left to tell.” Her final installment, Dead Ever After, will arrive in 2013.
What is it with Quentin Tarantino and shots from below? Or Wes Anderson and shots from above? Or Darren Aronofsky and freaky sound design? Vimeo user Kogonada has spliced together reels that show off each director’s signature style. Do you take requests? I’d love to see one that compiles examples of David Lynch’s sound design!
Speaking of directors’ quirks, “Hairspray” and “Serial Mom” director John Waters was randomly spotted hitchhiking somewhere in Ohio yesterday. But that’s not the weird part — the indie band Here We Go Magic were the ones who spotted him and picked him up! Apparently hitchhiking is just one of Waters’ beloved pastimes, so if you see him, give him a ride — he even travels with a mix tape for you to listen to!
If it’s been a while since you seriously overthought something, I’d like to present this amazing tribute to “Ghostbusters,” which examines the film through the lens of gender, religion, politics, and more. However, even the author acknowledges that “sometimes a neutrona wand is just a neutrona wand.”