What's the Big Deal about 'Ben-Hur'?

Column by Ed Sikov August 19, 2016
The novel 'Ben-Hur' has been adapted seven times for stage, screen, and TV. Why? What makes this 1880 novel so adaptable and enduring?

LURID: Fear The Preacher — In Fiction and Beyond

Column by Karina Wilson February 22, 2016
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.

LURID: Bible Bloodshed - 5 of the Goriest Episodes in Scripture

Column by Karina Wilson October 19, 2015
It's Donald Trump's favorite book. How bloodthirsty, really, is The Bible? Lurid takes a look at some of the goriest episodes in Scripture.
The Holy Bible Could Become Official State Book Of Louisiana

The Holy Bible Could Become Official State Book Of Louisiana

News by Peter Derk April 18, 2014
Louisiana lawmakers have taken the first steps to make the Holy Bible their official state book.
First Book Printed in America Could be ‘Most Expensive Written volume Ever’

First Book Printed in America Could be ‘Most Expensive Written volume Ever’

News by Dean Fetzer November 26, 2013
One of 11 copies still in existence of the Bay Psalm Book goes on sale at Sotheby’s in New York today and could fetch up to $30 million.
UK Hotel Replaces Bibles With Kindles

Salvation Gets High Tech At UK Hotel, With Kindles In Lieu Of Bibles

News by Rob Hart July 3, 2012
A hotel in the United Kingdom will no longer keep copies of The Bible in bedside tables, trading them in for Kindles loaded with the religious text.
Aronofsky's Noah

Aronofsky's Epic Biblical Adaptation Becomes A Graphic Novel

News by Joshua Chaplinsky October 21, 2011
Director Darren Aronofsky's big budget "Noah" script has been released as a graphic novel in France.