15 of Literature’s Most Villainous Names

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
What Do You Call an Evil Skeleton? In honor of the scariest holiday of the year, here are 15 of the most bone-chilling, blood-curdling villainous names in all of literature.

10 of Our Favorite Moments from Tolkien's Lord of the Rings

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
July 29th marked the 64th anniversary of the publication of "The Fellowship of the Ring". To celebrate the occasion, here are 10 of our favorite moments from Tolkien’s epic fantasy series.

Analyzing the Three-Act Structure in Tolkien's 'Fellowship of the Ring'

Column by Emmanuel Nataf
To celebrate the publication of The Fellowship of the Ring on July 29, 1954, we’re looking at how Tolkien used an enduring story structure to create an enduring trilogy.

The Rabid Puppies of Pelennor Fields

Column by Liam Meilleur August 18, 2016
Puppy power, liberal cabals, and the impending Hugo Awards.

Four Famous Writers Whose Prose Was Crap

Column by Cath Murphy March 22, 2016
Do you sometimes read over your work and wince? Don't worry, even the literary greats wrote prose that sucked balls.
Eagle-Eyed Redditor Discovers Gandalf's Sword in Iron Throne

Eagle-Eyed Redditor Discovers Gandalf's Sword in Iron Throne

News by Sean May March 18, 2014
Gandalf's sword, Glamdring, was spotted as part of the Iron Throne in Game of Thrones. Could a Hobbit invasion of Westeros be upon us?

40 for 40: Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels that Changed My Life

Column by Rajan Khanna February 28, 2014
On the occasion of his 40th birthday, columnist Rajan Khanna looks at 40 novels that had a significant effect on him as a reader and writer.

Bella Swan and the Art of the Audience Surrogate

Column by Leah Dearborn January 24, 2014
Despite being loathed by literate people around the globe, characters like Bella Swan still manage to move copies off the shelves. Is it just bad writing or something more?