Private: Rice ditches New Orleans and vampires, contemplates tanning booths

Interview With a Vampire author Anne Rice, “whose life and stories of vampires have become synonymous with New Orleans, is taking off for the suburbs” in furtherance of her plan to simplify her life. What’s more, “after 30 years of probing the inner psyche of the undead,” Rice is “‘weary of the constraints of the metaphor'” and plans to move on. (Via Ed and Places for Writers, respectively.)