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From Zombies to Vampires

September 24, 2009

Steve Wiggins’ comment on my musings about Ishtar and zombies was most fortuitous. Steve writes:

The world of the undead has deep religious ties not only with zombies, but also vampires, currently also in the cultural ascendant!

And low and behold, Slate magazine granted ready proof yesterday by posting an article on our culture’s fascination with vampires.

According to authors Christopher Beam and Chris Wilson, the last century has shown a ready fascination with these blood-sucking undead. So much so, in fact, that they include an interactive timeline that highlights those rare points when vampires were not in vogue.

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