Column by Peter Derk
In honor of Flannery O'Connor's birthday, a set of 5 key stories that'll convince you she's one of the greats.
Column by Max Booth III
It’s Halloween, so let’s celebrate by reading some spooky stories.
Column by Bart Bishop
A look at Flannery O'Connor's short story "A Good Man is Hard to Find" and the movie 'Nocturnal Animals' as the Beginning and End of a Subgenre.
Column by George Cotronis January 27, 2017
Southern Gothic: Crumbling plantations and dying lineages.
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.
Column by Richard Thomas March 11, 2013
Damaged, deformed, and dysfunctional characters—we still have compassion for them. This is the grotesque.