Column by Taylor Houston
When crafting fiction from your real life, tread lightly and follow these tips.
Column by Phil Jourdan
A critical look at how a fight club could turn into Project Mayhem — as part of a new series of columns on transgressive fiction.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
We check in on literary badass and national treasure Harry Crews, who hasn't published a novel since 'American Family' in 2006.
Column by Kelly Thompson
Comic books aren't just for geeks and kids anymore. We humbly present these 10 titles as evidence.
Column by Rob Hart
The English language is full of beautiful words--and also some blights that should never be uttered, for they do nothing but make us sound dumb. Here are 10 of the worst offenders.
Column by Karina Wilson
Think female killers are rare, IRL or on the page? They're more common than you imagine. Lurid looks at the deadly women skulking in the shadows of popular fiction.
Column by Hanna Brooks Olsen
Some of 2011's biggest blockbusters weren't originally written by film geeks, they were adaptations of novels. What does the success of 'The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo' & 'The Hunger Games' teach us?
Column by Jack Joslin
Can boredom be a useful part of reading?
Column by Jon Gingerich
Sometimes the most compelling elements of a story are the ideas and themes that are hinted at but aren't placed directly on the page.