The Twilight Phenomenon

The Twilight Phenomenon : The List
The final Twilight film, Breaking Dawn: Part 2, opens Nov. 16, as Hollywood struggles to transition audiences to a new paranormal-romance franchise.

5 shameless attempts to make the next Twilight

Werewolf love triangles? Sexy zombies? Hollywood has tried — and, so far, failed — to find a box-office successor to the Twilight franchise

The Twilight Phenomenon : Burning Question
Kristen Stewart and her admitted fling, Rupert Saunders, who directed Stewart in Snow White and The Huntsman, attend a screening of the film in Los Angeles in late May.

Will Kristen Stewart's cheating scandal hurt Breaking Dawn's box office?

The actress admits to an affair, prompting her live-in boyfriend and Twilight co-star Robert Pattinson to move out. With traumatized fans bemoaning the split, is the franchise at risk?

The Twilight Phenomenon : Analysis
A teaser trailer for the cinematic conclusion to the Twilight saga promises more action, more violence, and fewer deer.

The full Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 trailer: 4 talking points

A bloody vampire war is brewing, and finally Twilight fans and increasingly less-skeptical critics get a peek at the action-packed conclusion to the inescapable franchise

The Twilight Phenomenon : Opinion Brief
Kristen Stewart as Marylou in "On the Road": Several of the "Twilight" actress' upcoming roles are a far cry from the mopey, vampire-loving Bella Swan.

Life after Twilight: Can Kristen Stewart be taken seriously as an actress?

The tween idol is trading in her trademark role as a chaste vampire girlfriend for a racy romp in Jack Kerouac's On the Road. Does she pull it off?

The Twilight Phenomenon : The List
Thanks to a new 48-second teaser, Twi-hards can finally satisfy their urge to see Bella Swan transform into a blood-thirsty vampire.

The 'cheesy' Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 teaser: 5 talking points

In a groan-inducing clip, Bella is transformed into a red-eyed vampire eager to chow down on an innocent deer

The Twilight Phenomenon : Opinion Brief
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1" hits theaters on Friday, for better or worse.

Is Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn 'genuinely brilliant'?

Most critics are panning the latest Twilight flick. But one says the vampire melodrama is surprisingly good

The Twilight Phenomenon : Slideshow
Twilight's most unhinged fans: A slideshow

Twilight's most unhinged fans: A slideshow

As obsessed Twi-hards gear up for the premiere of Breaking Dawn Part 1, here's a look at the most astonishing displays of devotion to the franchise

The Twilight Phenomenon : Best Video
The teaser for the next "Twilight" features a gaunt-looking Kristen Stewart as a pregnant Bella who may be having second thoughts about mothering a half-vampire child.

The over-the-top Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 trailer

Fairytale wedding? Check. Honeymoon passion? Check. Gruesome, life-threatening pregnancy? Naturally

The Twilight Phenomenon : Best Column
Some parents are just happy to see their kids immersed in a book, any book.

Kids are reading more (but 'Twilight' doesn't count)

Hooray! Kids are devouring books, says Nicole Russell in The American Spectator. Too bad the books they favor are worthless, violent, and execrably written

The Twilight Phenomenon : Controversy
Twilight: Eclipse

'Twilight': Why the movies are better than the books

You'd have to pay me to pick up another Twilight novel, says Dana Stevens at Slate. But the new film Eclipse offers real insight into what it's like to be a teenage girl

The Twilight Phenomenon : Opinion Brief
Sen. Amy Klobuchar wants to know: Is Elena Kagan on Twilight's Team Edward or Team Jacob?

Elena Kagan's 'Twilight' moment

With the future of the Supreme Court in the balance, Sen. Amy Klobuchar grills the nominee on her stance in the critical "vampires vs. werewolves" debate

The Twilight Phenomenon : Twitter Take
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The latest tweets about the Twilight Saga

Unfiltered, real-time commentary from the world at large

The Twilight Phenomenon : The List
'Twilight' actress Kristen Stewart says fame is like 'rape.'

Rape, demolition, and rocket fuel: 8 bizarre metaphors for fame

Kristen Stewart made waves yesterday when she compared celebrity to rape. She's hardly the first to claim that fame is not a box of chocolates

The Twilight Phenomenon : Opinion Brief
What does the Vatican have against 'New Moon'?

The Vatican vs. 'New Moon'

The Catholic Church objects to the newest "Twilight" film

The Twilight Phenomenon : Flashback
A mostly female crowd at the DVD release of 'New Moon'

What 'New Moon' taught Hollywood

The Twilight Phenomenon : Opinion Brief
Some feminists say Kristen Stewart's character, Bella Swan, is a bad influence on young girls.

New Moon: Is Twilight's Bella Swan a bad role model?

With the opening of the latest "Twilight" film comes furor over the lead character

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