The Books Stephen King Hasn’t Written Yet, But Should

Column by Cath Murphy
November 21, 2014 (1) comments
With 54 novels, 5 non-fiction works and several crypts-worth of short stories under his belt, it doesn't seem like there's much left for Stephen King to write about. Except there is...

The Accuracy of Edward Bellamy: Predicting the Future with Science Fiction

Column by Daniel Hope
November 21, 2014 (1) comments
'Looking Backward' purports to tell the state of America in the year 2000. It's wildly inaccurate, but it's still worth a read.

Narrative Failure: The Most Common Error Message in Video Games

Column by BH Shepherd
November 20, 2014 (2) comments
The next gaming generation is here, so why are video games still making the same old storytelling mistakes?

Prose & Conversation: "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris

Column by Leah Rhyne
November 20, 2014 (4) comments
Since Leah needed to lighten things up after a string of dark, heavy books, this month she and Richard take on the David Sedaris classic, 'Me Talk Pretty One Day'!

Culling The Classics: "The Awakening"

Column by Brian McGackin
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.

Lessons From My Grandmother

Reading runs in the family.

Product Review: Longform

Column by Christopher Shultz
All the best Journalism-with-a-capital-J, available in one convenient, customizable app—and it's free!

Death by Canonization: Against Literary Criticism's Mortal Sin

Column by Robbie Blair
November 17, 2014 (6) comments
This extended rant targets a great sin of academic literary criticism: the tendency to praise "great" works in a way that pre-decides the work's value and sets everyone playing emperor's new clothes.

Read and Repeat: Finding the Perfect Comfort Book

Column by Leah Dearborn
November 17, 2014 (3) comments
November is an ideal month for curling up inside with a book, but most people don’t lunge for a dictionary when they’ve had a long day. What attracts people to certain books when seeking comfort?

Create Your Own Wikipedia Tome

Column by Peter Derk
November 14, 2014 (2) comments
Put together your own textbook, miscellany, or book focused entirely on The Great Emu War of 1932. We'll show you how.