Column by Bart Bishop November 15, 2017
A look back at Jonathan Swift's "A Modest Proposal" and the comic strip Doonesbury and how Poe's Law has made their satire irrelevant.
Column by Leah Dearborn June 9, 2016
It turns out that Pippi Longstocking and Hunter S. Thompson might have something in common.
News by Raine Winters May 29, 2015
Artist Troy Little is at the helm of this graphic novel project.
Column by Peter Derk March 20, 2015
Writers are known for their boozing. What happens when an amateur writer tries out professional drinking?
Column by Max Booth III September 30, 2014
Max turns to drugs to inspire his creative side.
Column by Karina Wilson September 8, 2014
The FIFTIETH (count 'em) Lurid takes a look at America's fascination with outlaw biker gangs, from 'The Wild One' to the final season of 'Sons of Anarchy', which begins on TV this week.
Column by Robert Bieselin July 7, 2014
Some classic authors who ridiculed designers, drew up legal clauses in the wake of bad covers, and, yes, even called publishers “fucking pigs.”
Column by John Jarzemsky December 11, 2013
Over Thanksgiving, reality television producer Elan Gale generated the most successful narrative on the web — and it was all a lie. Does it matter?
Column by Jessica Meddows October 29, 2013
One of history's oldest professions is also the most despised, yet so popular in historical literature and modern fiction. See if you agree with these ten lawyers rated the best-worst in fiction.
News by Dean Fetzer
With a new book and a gallery show coming up soon, Ralph Steadman, friend and collaborator of the gonzo journalist, reveals they didn’t exactly hit it off on their first meeting.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky September 17, 2013
Unfinished, unrealized, lost or destroyed: these are the unpublished novels we desperately wish we could read.
Column by Ed Sikov April 5, 2013
An acid trip down memory lane: writers who achieved fame and fortune as (mostly) unrepentant drug users.
Column by John Jarzemsky December 17, 2012
Sometimes authors--both talented and otherwise--become famous due to circumstances wholly unrelated to their work or craft.
Column by Kimberly Turner October 5, 2012
New rule: You can't call the research for your book "grueling" unless it involves a gun to your head, beatings from Hells Angels members, feigning madness, or eating someone in the jungles of Peru.
Column by Keith Rawson August 13, 2012
The path to excess is complete an utter bullshit, and more than a few literary heroes are proof of it.