Column by Jessica Meddows October 29, 2013 (4) comments
One of history's oldest professions is also the most despised, yet so popular in historical literature and modern fiction. See if you agree with these ten lawyers rated the best-worst in fiction.
Column by Christopher Shultz October 11, 2013 (34) comments
Looking for some Halloween movies that pack a solid writerly punch? These films deliver the scares as well as satisfy the snob in us, offering fantastic nuances in character, dialogue and plot.
Column by Ryan Peverly August 23, 2013 (3) comments
Here’s 10 essential books from the late, great Elmore Leonard to add to your reading list.
Column by Ben Umstead August 2, 2013 (2) comments
10 Stories by Ray Bradbury that Would Make Great Movies. 'Nuff Said.
Column by Cameron Pierce July 26, 2013 (3) comments
At this point, you've probably encountered bizarro fiction. Whether you're familiar with the genre or just getting started, here are fourteen bizarro books to shock and surprise you.
Column by Rajan Khanna July 19, 2013 (5) comments
With the release of Pacific Rim this month, we take a look at 10 of the best giant robots of cinema, television and literature.
Column by Kimberly Turner June 21, 2013 (26) comments
If you have a taste for more braaaains after seeing 'World War Z,' the summer blockbuster based on Max Brooks's 2006 post-apocalyptic novel, satisfy your hunger with these 10 must-read zombie books.
Column by Rajan Khanna June 18, 2013 (25) comments
Post-apocalyptic fiction is perhaps more popular today than it's even been. Here are ten of the best examples.
Column by Kimberly Turner June 7, 2013 (34) comments
These characters will dazzle you with wit and charm, then destroy you without remorse. Meet literature's ten most disturbing sociopaths...
Column by Karina Wilson May 10, 2013 (2) comments
Your Mom is lovely. Buy her some flowers. Meanwhile, Lurid takes a look at the not-so-lovely Moms who smash the maternal mold.
Column by Kimberly Turner April 16, 2013 (5) comments
What do camels, donkeys, UFOs, boats, phone booths, and tanks have in common? They can all be libraries. Confused? Check out these weird and wonderful libraries...
Column by Rob W. Hart April 5, 2013 (124) comments
There are certain storytelling clichés writers go back to again and again. And they shouldn't. Because they are terrible, and they need to be destroyed.
Column by Ed Sikov April 5, 2013 (25) comments
An acid trip down memory lane: writers who achieved fame and fortune as (mostly) unrepentant drug users.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky March 22, 2013 (19) comments
Consider this a warning: Properly educate your children about sex OR THEY WILL TURN OUT LIKE ME!
Column by Meredith Borders
Ten modern takes on your favorite classic fairy tales and legends.
Column by Ed Sikov March 1, 2013 (24) comments
A selection of ten writers who made names for themselves as alcoholics.
Column by Richard Thomas March 1, 2013 (15) comments
There needs to be a symbiosis between the journal and the author. Here are some ways that we can make that happen.
Column by Meredith Borders February 1, 2013 (9) comments
Celebrate this Groundhog Day the way Punxsutawney Phil intended: with a list of the best time loop books!
Column by Kelly Thompson January 11, 2013 (7) comments
10 new comics to keep an eye out for in 2013!
Column by Meredith Borders January 4, 2013 (5) comments
Meredith lists the ten books she's most anticipating in 2013. What are yours?
Column by Taylor Houston December 31, 2012 (26) comments
So you swore off sugar in the new year, but did you resolve to stop using 'they' to refer to a single subject? You should. Here are 10 grammar and usage resolutions for 2013.
Column by Rajan Khanna December 20, 2012 (3) comments
A look at the top ten fantasies of 2012.
Column by Kelly Thompson December 17, 2012 (3) comments
Don't want to give comics but know some comics geeks that need some gifts anyway? Here are 10 great options to get you started!
Column by Meredith Borders December 14, 2012 (4) comments
Let's play Fantasy Bookstore!
Column by Meredith Borders December 7, 2012 (6) comments
The biggest, best, and most covetable book gifts this holiday season.