Tom Perrotta is My Favorite Existential Uncle

Column by Christoph Paul
A look through the bibliography of the excellent Tom Perrotta.

Breaking Worse? The 'Ozark' Pilot Treads Dark Territory

Column by Fred Venturini
In this breakdown of the "Ozark" pilot, Fred Venturini breaks down how the episode sets milestones for the series, sets an aggressive pace, and uses characterization to build tension.

10 Stephen King Sequels I Want to Read

Column by Max Booth III
John Wick but with a cat instead of Keanu Reeves.

Road Trip Horror: 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' and 'Nocturnal Animals'

Column by Bart Bishop
A look at Flannery O'Connor's short story "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and the movie 'Nocturnal Animals' as the Beginning and End of a Subgenre.

The Worst Required Reading

Column by Peter Derk
September 19, 2017 (9) comments
It's back to school time, which means it's required reading time. Bring the pain.

The Little Genre That Could: Why Now is the Time to Read Bizarro

Column by Gabino Iglesias
September 18, 2017 (3) comments
Bizarro fiction continues to grow, and now's the time to start enjoying it.

What Writers Can Learn From the Films of Darren Aronofsky

Column by Christoph Paul
September 15, 2017 (1) comments
5 takeaways from Aronofsky's inspiring film catalogue.

So I Heard Y'all Want to Float: The Past, Present, and Future of Stephen King's IT

Column by Max Booth III
We dig deep into the novel, miniseries, and film adaptation of Stephen King's killer clown novel.

The Defenders: Defeated by Dull Writing

Column by BH Shepherd
An examination of how "The Defenders" failed to become more than the sum of its parts.

Out of Inspiration? Turn to Writing Prompts

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
Kickstart your creativity with the help of a treasure trove of prompts.