On Hermann Hesse and "The Glass Bead Game"

Column by Joshua Isard
An examination of Hesse's magnum opus, and how it can help artists approach modern issues.

LURID: True Hollywood Stories

Column by Karina Wilson
Torrid behind-the-scenes Hollywood stories haven't changed in a century, as a comparison of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 'The Girl from Hollywood' (1922) and Winnie M. Li's 'Complicit' (2022) demonstrates.

12 YA Novels I Can't Wait For: July-Dec 2022

Column by Karis Rogerson
Two awesome books per month for every month left in 2022.

The Bookish Hugeness Of Fall 2022

Column by Peter Derk
June 23, 2022 (1) comments
Summer is garbage for books and for life, but fall will come and save us all.

Things I Never Want To Read In An Opening Sentence So Please Stop

Column by Peter Derk
June 16, 2022 (1) comments
You can have a killer cover, a great blurb, and an overall excellent book, but a bad opening line trainwrecks all of it.

The Vital Role of Libraries in Wartime

Column by Leah Dearborn
As visible, public cultural institutions, libraries have long played a role in the protection of civilians and shared heritage, as well as information dissemination during wartime.

Storyville: The Intersection Between Plotting and Pantsing

Column by Richard Thomas
Finding the intersection between plotting and pantsing.

From My Book Club: 12 Months of Books

Column by Kleopatra Olympiou
Are you ever curious to know what other people’s private book clubs are reading? Here's what mine has read over the past year.

Out of the Pandemic, A Writing Renaissance

Column by Jay Wilburn
June 9, 2022 (3) comments
The Covid Pandemic created unique challenges and opportunities for authors at all stages of their writing journey. Many of them found a way to thrive.

The Thrilling Impact of Gone Girl Ten Years Later

Column by Jena Brown
June 7, 2022 (1) comments
7 Books that were crowned "The New Gone Girl." Do they live up to the comparison?