Book vs. Film vs. TV Series: Red Dragon vs. Manhunter vs. Red Dragon vs. Hannibal

Column by Christopher Shultz
Of all the Hannibal Lecter adaptations, none has featured so prominently on screen as 'Red Dragon.' But which of these adaptations really "gets" the novel.

Five Ray Bradbury Stories That Tell Us Everything We Need to Know About Writing.

Column by JS Breukelaar
No writer stalked the inherent tensions in fiction with more guts and style than Ray Bradbury. Here are five lessons in conflict from the master of wonder.

5 Holiday Writing Hacks

Column by Susan DeFreitas
November 25, 2015 (1) comments
Right around now, it's easy to succumb to the pressures of family and cooking and cleaning and get no writing done at all. Five hacks for ensuring your writing doesn't end up a casualty of the season.

6 Festive Thanksgiving Romances

Column by Riki Cleveland
There’s just something about the cooler temperatures and feelings of well-being in the Fall that light the fire for romance. Here are six Thanksgiving romances to warm your heart.

There Is No Spoon: 7 Books For a Nihilist Thanksgiving

Column by Leah Dearborn
November 25, 2015 (2) comments
The holidays are a marvelous time to contemplate the futility of existence.

What Comedy Central’s ‘Review’ Can Teach Us About Experimental Narratives

Column by Max Booth III
At first glance, Comedy Central’s 'Review' is nothing more than another episodic sketch show. But then things get...weird.

David Foster Wallace reviews 'List of the Lost' by Morrissey

Column by Cath Murphy
November 24, 2015 (2) comments
David Foster Wallace gets stoned with Ayn Rand and cruelly mocks Morrissey's first attempt at fiction.

'American Horror Story: Hotel' and Why Hotel Horror Works

Michael Wilson examines the appeal of the hotel horror sub-genre and provides some mid-season thoughts on 'American Horror Story: Hotel'.

Turkey Coma: Five Times Screenwriters Put Characters Conveniently to Sleep

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at five movies that utilize the convenient coma as a cliche to knock characters out of a narrative.

13 Ways to Live And Write Like Kurt Vonnegut

Column by Peter Derk
November 20, 2015 (2) comments
Vonnegut knew how to write, and he knew how to live. Learn something.