Of Mice, Men, and Gloves Fulla Vaseline

Column by Peter Derk
March 9, 2018 (2) comments
Are you still horrified and curious when it comes to the "glove fulla Vaseline" in "Of Mice and Men" by John Steinbeck? Me too. Which is why I decided to do something about it.

"Brazen" Celebrates Women Throughout History, and So Should We

Column by Karis Rogerson
In honor of Women's History Month, a look at the graphic novel "Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World."

Book vs. Television: Altered Carbon

Column by BH Shepherd
A critical comparison of Netflix's "Altered Carbon" adaptation and the source material.

The "When" Guide for Writers: Master the Science of Perfect Timing (Part 1)

Column by Fred Venturini
Fred Venturini discusses how Dan Pink's latest book, "When," offers insight into the creative process, and how writers can best put its principles to use.

Revisiting Brian Garfield’s “Death Wish”

Column by Max Booth III
A look back at Garfield's blood-soaked meditation on vigilantism.

Book Vs. Film: "-30-" Vs. "They Remain"

Column by Christopher Shultz
How does the very first Laird Barron film adaptation stand up to its source material?

What Made 'Roseanne' Great

Column by Peter Derk
February 28, 2018 (2) comments
'Roseanne' is returning to TV at the end of March. Can the new season live up to the old? Did we get our fill of the Conners, or do we need them now more than ever?

Annalee Newitz’s 'Autonomous': Cyberpunk from the Female Perspective

Column by Bart Bishop
February 27, 2018 (1) comments
A look at Annalee Newitz’s 'Autonomous', a science-fiction novel from 2017 that is influenced by cyberpunk in its tackling of Big Pharma and gender fluidity.

Get Your Sh*t Together: Six Memoirs for Personal Growth

Column by Susan DeFreitas
Seeking personal growth? Going through a rough spot? Forget self-help. These five fabulous memoirs will broaden your world, open your mind, and help you get your sh*t together.

How to Hide Exposition Through Action

Column by Justin Hunter
"Show, don't tell," they say. But telling is necessary. It's just a matter of doing it right. Hide your exposition through action.