p.s. eric, you're to DIE FOR (so to speak)
Season 3 of 'True Blood' adds a power struggle and many new characters
By Hank StueverWashington Post Staff Writer
At the rate we're going, you'll soon be able to get your PhD in vampire semiotics. What metaphors and meanings don't the immortal bloodsuckers offer? What themes can't they represent? And why are they everywhere now?
Some 35 years after Anne Rice introduced the idea of the chaste vampire with the tortured soul, the mythical creatures have been brought back from Halloween-aisle exile to practice a curious form of abstinence. America's teenage girls swoon for a surplus of far-too-pretty vampires who are barely up to the task; these baby Dracs go to high school in the light of day and text love poems more than they actually feed. Today's vampires are too anguished to enjoy a sang-wich. ...................