Column by Joshua Isard September 15, 2020
Parsing the style and substance of the cultural critic, H.L. Mencken. Does it hold up to modern scrutiny?
Column by Emmanuel Nataf April 1, 2020
April Fool's is canceled this year (thank God!), but that doesn't mean we can't look to the past. So here are some of the most inventive and sly figures in literature.
Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To inspire you as you set about making your New Year's resolutions for 2020, this post asks how your favorite literary characters would approach their own resolutions.
Column by Peter Derk November 8, 2018
If you don't make those decisions before you die, your loved ones will have to. And even then, who knows...
Column by Bart Bishop August 23, 2016
Asking the question, is it okay for authors to use "authentic" language in period pieces?
Column by Leah Dearborn
Sometimes authors willingly direct readers away from their true identities. Occasionally, however, issues of authorship and identity are more complex or decidedly less purposeful.
Column by Ed Sikov October 2, 2015
In the literary justice system, critic-based offenses are considered particularly heinous. Idiots are to blame. These are their stories.
News by Raine Winters
150 years later, lost stories from the infamous author come to light.
Column by Raine Winters
In celebration of April Fool's Day, here is a list of books containing famous scenes of tomfoolery.
Column by Ed Sikov December 11, 2014
A collection of great children's literature chosen by a sentimental cynic.
Column by Meredith Borders December 28, 2012
Quentin Tarantino's slave revenge epic 'Django Unchained' asks, what makes a southern film? We ask the same of books!
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky June 27, 2012
A list of authors whose passing couldn't have been stranger if they'd written it themselves.