Column by Ed Sikov
On his fourth go-round with this American Lit classic, Ed Sikov finds – to his surprise – that he needs the help of a Melville nut to explain what it means and why it still matters.
More burritos, why friends can be better than hotels, and the art of the live reading.
Column by Christopher Shultz
We're exploring the dynamics of a scene in its entirety, and what better way to do so than with Quentin Tarantino and Roger Avary's timeless script?
Loneliness, laundry, more burritos, Noir at the Bar, and the importance of the long game.
Column by Karina Wilson
The Preacher is a fixture in American film and fiction. Lurid takes a look at why he's such an inherently sinister - or totally badass - figure in our cultural landscape.
Column by Leah Dearborn
Sometimes our world and others overlap, like the center of a Venn diagram. These new worlds that still retain vestiges of our own offer a unique angle; they allow the author to make comparisons.
Column by Peter Derk
Pimp dinos, astronaut dinos, and other things non-dino: the weirdest Kindle erotica.
Column by Max Booth III
A look into why and how to collaborate on a novel, with advice from some of the best in the business.
Column by Riki Cleveland
Whether you’re looking for a little mild relaxation with abstract, flowing designs, or are in the mood for something a little bolder, there’s an adult coloring book that you can call your very own.