Flannery O'Connor's Greatest Hits

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.

The 20 Best Horror Stories Available Online for Free

Column by Max Booth III
It’s Halloween, so let’s celebrate by reading some spooky stories.

Road Trip Horror: 'A Good Man is Hard to Find' and 'Nocturnal Animals'

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.

Southern Gothic: A Primer

Column by George Cotronis January 27, 2017
Southern Gothic: Crumbling plantations and dying lineages.

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.

Storyville: Writing the Grotesque

Column by Richard Thomas March 11, 2013
Damaged, deformed, and dysfunctional characters—we still have compassion for them. This is the grotesque.

What Makes A Southern Novel?

Column by Meredith Borders December 28, 2012
Quentin Tarantino's slave revenge epic 'Django Unchained' asks, what makes a southern film? We ask the same of books!