Column by Christopher Shultz
All the best Journalism-with-a-capital-J, available in one convenient, customizable app—and it's free!
Column by Robbie Blair
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.
Column by Leah Dearborn
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?
Column by Peter Derk
Put together your own textbook, miscellany, or book focused entirely on The Great Emu War of 1932. We'll show you how.
Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard
Which (female) writer ran a brothel? Which playwright tried to stage a military coup and took losing VERY badly? And, decades before Facebook, why did everybody unfriend Truman Capote?
Column by Gayle Towell
This column explores the art of editing by giving detailed edits to reader-submitted excerpts.
Column by Karina Wilson
'Heart Of Darkness' was first published in book form on this day in 1902. Lurid takes a look at why it is still so terrifying.
Column by Richard Thomas
What are horror tropes, and how can you avoid them?