Lessons From My Grandmother

November 19, 2014 (1) comments
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 (5) 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.

Scandal! 6 Writers with Page-Turning Lives

November 14, 2014 (3) comments
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?

Edit My Paragraph! Episode Six

Column by Gayle Towell
November 13, 2014 (9) comments
This column explores the art of editing by giving detailed edits to reader-submitted excerpts.

LURID: The Horror of 'Heart of Darkness'

Column by Karina Wilson
November 13, 2014 (2) comments
'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.

Storyville: Avoiding Tropes in Horror

Column by Richard Thomas
November 12, 2014 (4) comments
What are horror tropes, and how can you avoid them?

A Brief History of Space Opera

Column by Daniel Hope
November 11, 2014 (1) comments
A look at the origins and history of space opera, which is a subgenre of science fiction.