Why Coming of Age Crime Stories Work So Well

Column by Justin Hunter
The movie adaptation of 'The November Criminals' reminds us that coming of age crime stories are the best kinds of stories.

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.
Bookshots: 'Swing Time' by Zadie Smith

Bookshots: 'Swing Time' by Zadie Smith

Review by BH Shepherd
A brief review of "Swing Time" by Zadie Smith.
Bookshots: 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' by Ed Tarkington

Bookshots: 'Only Love Can Break Your Heart' by Ed Tarkington

Review by Ed Sikov
An eight-year-old boy adores his older brother, but when the brother leaves the kid stranded in the middle of the woods, he begins to question the relationship.

How Precocious is Too Precocious? Writing Smart but Believable Kids

Column by Leah Dearborn
There’s a fine line that authors tread when writing from a child's perspective. A balance must be found between a voice that is unrealistically adult, and one that is too naive to be engaging.