Column by Jena Brown
To celebrate Capote's birthday, here are 8 true crime books that read with the same intimacy and heartbreaking detail as "In Cold Blood."
Column by Max Booth III November 27, 2017
Books to accompany Netflix's groundbreaking new series from David Fincher.
Column by Emmanuel Nataf October 23, 2017
Seasoned horror fans might know the complete works of Lovecraft & Poe, but how familiar are they with chilling works by Edith Wharton & Truman Capote? Find out as we get into some Horror deep cuts.
Column by Leah Dearborn October 28, 2016
There are exciting stops for the more macabre among us all over the country, so here are just a few to start Halloween off with.
Column by Cath Murphy
Truman Capote joins us from the Eternal Hereafter to offer his views on his friend Harper Lee's new book, 'Go Set a Watchman.'
Column by Leah Dearborn February 6, 2015
To what extent do the private lives of writers manipulate the perception of their work?
Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard November 14, 2014
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 Brian McGackin June 16, 2014
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.
Column by Christopher Shultz January 8, 2014
You hear about errors of historical fact in nonfiction books all the time, committed either intentionally or unintentionally. But are these inaccuracies merely par for the genre's course?
News by Dean Fetzer
Perry Smith and Richard Hickock, the killers Capote profiled in his book, were investigated in a case of a quadruple homicide in Sarasota, Florida in 1959, but their involvement has never been proven.
News by Dean Fetzer April 3, 2013
For a novel that Norman Mailer once said he “would not have changed two words” of, it’s obvious Capote did: Holly Golightly wasn’t the heroine's original name.
Column by Ed Sikov March 1, 2013
A selection of ten writers who made names for themselves as alcoholics.
News by Dean Fetzer February 11, 2013
Truman Capote claimed his blockbuster true crime book was “immaculately factual”, but newly discovered documents suggest he massaged the facts.
Column by Kara Kilgore January 2, 2013
A newly discovered chapter of Truman Capote's final novel was published in the December issue of Vanity Fair magazine. "Yachts and Things" is the most beautiful piece of the metaphorical gun.
Column by Karina Wilson November 15, 2012
Can violent death be art? On the anniversary of the Clutter murders, Lurid takes a look at the controversies still swirling around Truman Capote's non-fiction classic, "In Cold Blood."
News by Dean Fetzer November 2, 2012
An unpublished story by the author Truman Capote, found in the New York Public Library archives, will appear in the December issue of Vanity Fair.
Column by Meredith Borders January 13, 2012
Today we pit childhood friends against each other in a Book Brawl between Truman Capote and Harper Lee!