Column by Fred Venturini
The role of real events in fictional stories is an unavoidable aspect of an author's signature voice—and even the authors themselves don't know where the line between the two is drawn.
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.