Column by Brian McGackin
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.
Column by Kimberly Turner
From Bowie and Devo to Anthrax and Mastodon, musicians have always been inspired by their favorite books. Here are some stories behind the songs, plus a literary playlist for your listening pleasure.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
You want to devour every scrap of paper your favorite author has ever written, but is it worth tarnishing their legacy?
Column by Robbie Blair
Why do we use little girls as a way to scare people? This article gives a quick look at the concept of "the uncanny" and examines the trope of the creepy little girl.
Column by Taylor Houston
The elusive semi-colon, confusing dashes, and where-oh-where to put the punctuation in quoted material.
Column by John Jarzemsky
Halloween is almost here, and so begins another round of pleas for letting your kids get a little scared this year.
Column by Rajan Khanna
Horror is one of the most versatile genres—despite its ability to scare, it plays well with others. We look at some of these combinations.
Column by Richard Thomas
Supernatural and speculative fiction—getting weird without losing your audience.
Column by Leah Rhyne
As Halloween approaches, it begs the question: what truly scares people? I spoke to a group of dark fiction writers to find out.
Column by Karina Wilson
On Oscar Wilde's 159th birthday, Lurid takes a look at 'The Picture of Dorian Gray,' his only novel. In turns chilling and beautiful, does it really reveal the identity of Jack The Ripper?