Fiction Shmiction: The Complex Question of Writing as Activism

Column by Robbie Blair
If we're all creating a broader social narrative and constructing damaging roles, does that mean we should portray the world as it should be rather than as it is? Tough question. Let's unpackage it.

12 Productive Ways to be Unproductive

Column by Leah Dearborn
September 28, 2015 (3) comments
Procrastination doesn’t have to be a complete waste of time. Instead, it can be only sort of a waste of time.

Ten Movie/TV Tie-In Cookbooks

Column by Christopher Shultz
September 25, 2015 (2) comments
Submitted for your reading and culinary pleasures, here are some TV/Movie-themed cookbooks that will either make you salivate or scratch your head.

5 Old School Writing Rules That Need To Retire

Column by Taylor Houston
September 25, 2015 (8) comments
The article in which I call out my Alma Mater for being stodgy ol’ hypocrites.

5 Things 'The Martian' Film Needs to Live Up to the Book

Column by Rajan Khanna
September 25, 2015 (1) comments
Ridley Scott's 'The Martian' releases on October 2. But will it live up to the novel? Rajan Khanna looks at 5 things the film needs.

7 YA Novels Featuring Lesbian and Bisexual Girls

Column by Riki Cleveland
With increased exposure and reader’s desire to see themselves in the pages of the books they read, there are more young adult novels that explore the lesbian and bisexual experience. Here are seven.

5 Explosive Gothic Bonfires

Column by Leah Dearborn
Is there an underlying reason for this theme, or do old mansions just make really good tinder for marshmallow roasting?

How To Scare Your Reader: 11 Tips From 11 Horror Writers

September 23, 2015 (1) comments
How do you scare your reader? Perhaps the ultimate question. 11 horror writers tackle the question and provide their expert advice.

Patton Oswalt's Night Café and the Script that Changed Joss Whedon Forever

Column by Bart Bishop
September 23, 2015 (3) comments
A look at Patton Oswalt's concept of the Night Café, a room you enter and leave changed forever. For Joss Whedon, that room was his Alien: Resurrection script.

Scandinavian Crime Fiction Primer: Sweden

Column by George Cotronis
You heard about that new-fangled "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" book. You hunger for more depressing Scandinavian fiction. Let a real Swede teach you his secrets.