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Noël Carroll is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the CUNY Graduate Center. His subjects include aesthetic theory and the philosophy of film and visual arts. He has published more than a dozen books, among them "The Philosophy of Horror, or Paradoxes of the Heart," "On Criticism," and, most recently, "Art in Three Dimensions." He is the former president of the American Society for Aesthetics.Stephen King has published more than forty books, including "On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft," part of which originally appeared in The New Yorker. His story "The Man in the Black Suit" ran in the magazine in 1994 and won an O. Henry Award. His début comic-book series, "American Vampire," co-written with Scott Snyder, launched this year. In 2003, he received the National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.Matt Reeves wrote and directed the new film "Let Me In," which comes out in October and is based on the 2008 Swedish vampire film "Let the Right One In," adapted from the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. He also directed the films "The Pallbearer," which he co-wrote with Jason Katims, and "Cloverfield." With J. J. Abrams, he co-created the Emmy Award-winning drama "Felicity," which ran for four seasons on the WB.Melissa Rosenberg wrote the screenplays for the first three films in the "Twilight" saga—"Twilight," "New Moon," and "Eclipse"—adapted from the best-selling novels by Stephenie Meyer, and is currently adapting the fourth novel, "Breaking Dawn." She spent four seasons at the Peabody Award-winning Showtime series "Dexter," where she was the head writer and executive producer. Her other credits include the film "Step Up" and the series "The O.C.," "Ally McBeal," "Party of Five," and "Boston Public."Joan Acocella has been a contributor to The New Yorker since 1992 and the magazine's dance critic since 1998. Many of her New Yorker pieces are collected in "Twenty-eight Artists and Two Saints." "In the Blood," her essay on vampires, appeared in the magazine last year and is included in the Everyman's Library edition of Bram Stoker's "Dracula," which was published in May.