Column by Peter Derk July 7, 2022
Because we need a hero to come along and dump a garbage can of books onto this literary scene.
Column by Peter Derk February 25, 2022
Withholding gets a bad rap from lazy mysteries and lousy thrillers. But it's a great comedy writing tool.
Interview by Gabriel Hart
Gabriel Hart interviews Zac Smith about his new collection, "Everything Is Totally Fine" (Muummuu House).
Column by Peter Derk
From the writer of 59 episodes of The Simpsons.
Column by Max Booth III April 6, 2021
How to structure horror fiction with a standup comedian's POV.
Column by Jessica Marie Baumgartner
Once you meet his characters you'll never forget them, especially Auntie Mame.
Column by Peter Derk
The greatest poetry question since that one that old dude wrote about which road to take.
Column by Peter Derk February 28, 2018
'Roseanne' is returning to TV at the end of March. Can the new season live up to the old? Did we get our fill of the Conners, or do we need them now more than ever?
Interview by Christoph Paul
I interview married couple, Andrew Shaffer and Tiffany Reisz, on writing, publishing, and who cleans their cat kitty litter.
Column by Bart Bishop
A look at Hadley Freeman's book 'Life Moves Pretty Fast' and its discussion of how '80s comedies have changed, with an emphasis on 'Ghostbusters' 2016.
Column by Max Booth III September 26, 2016
We dig deep into Stephen Falk's complicated FXX series.
News by Peter Derk August 17, 2016
The viral, fan-penned 9/11 Seinfeld episode that's...actually pretty good.
News by Peter Derk August 4, 2016
Patton Oswalt has announced he will finish the book started by his late wife, Michelle McNamara.
Column by Leah Dearborn May 19, 2016
Will Shakespeare and Jane Austen certainly had no qualms about ending a story at the alter. But marriage has changed over the centuries, and even since the rom-coms of the '90s.
Column by Max Booth III February 24, 2016
Learning how to write from one of the most screwed-up shows on television.
Column by Michael David Wilson
A discussion on the most unlikely of companions: horror and comedy.
Review by Ed Sikov
A successful comedian/writer/actor looks back at a youth spent with all us people out there in the dark.
Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard July 31, 2014
"Remember everyone, just don't be yourselves..." and other wisdom from the hit TV show, '30 Rock.'
Review by Naturi Thomas-Millard November 6, 2013
The rise and fall of the controversial comic, set against an American backdrop of tumult and change.
Column by Meredith Borders February 15, 2013
David Wong’s follow-up to ‘John Dies At The End’ holds up to its predecessor and then some.