Column by David Cranmer
Joni Mitchell’s 'Blue' turns 50. Poet and Mitchell fan David Cranmer eclectically reflects on Blue’s impact that is still growing, her connection to the confessional poets, and why this music endures.
Column by Gabriel Hart
Music isn't the end-all to self-expression. For a lot of us it’s just the foreword.
Column by Christopher Shultz
This transformative new adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel was sorely needed in 2020, so why the hell did Hulu give it the ax?
Column by Elle Nash May 8, 2020
Take heed from these brutal overlords of shred and get back to work.
Column by Peter Derk
Bet you didn't know this Seger classic was a master class in writing fiction.
Interview by Joshua Chaplinsky October 15, 2018
The "Mira Corpora" author discusses accessibility, punk rock, and his new two-sided novel.
Column by Annie Neugebauer August 25, 2017
Music & books: every once in a while, an artist comes along who manages to build a bridge between the two, and when that happens the results can be pretty awesome.
Column by Christoph Paul July 20, 2017
Musicians can't be posers——they actually have to practice their instrument.
Interview by Christoph Paul
Christoph Paul interviews the founder and head editor of popular punk satire site The Hard Times.
Review by Max Booth III
A highly specific, defiantly incomplete history of the early 21st century.
Column by Peter Derk May 15, 2017
This ain't a scene. It's a goddamn writing clinic.
Column by Stephanie Bonjack May 1, 2017
Did you know there are Faerie festivals happening all over the world? Time to get your faerie on!
Column by Max Booth III April 27, 2017
Of course Nickelback made the list.
Column by Peter Derk April 7, 2017
Does Dylan deserve the Nobel in Literature? Is the answer blowin' in the wind?
Column by Max Booth III February 17, 2017
Screw you, silence!
Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
Steve Erickson returns with a musical elegy for the 20th Century.
Column by Gabino Iglesias February 13, 2017
It's time authors learned a thing or two from rappers and made the literary world a bit more exciting.
Review by Leah Dearborn November 7, 2016
Would I want to live in Nick Cave's mind? Probably not, but I don't really think he does either.
Column by Holly Slater
Having a background in musical theater, I'm familiar with several books turned musicals. You can make practically anything into a musical. Here's a few gems that took off, and some that tanked.
Column by Holly Slater August 12, 2016
Music is a great way to remember specific details. When you take a closer look at the lyrics in certian songs, you can easily remember tricky grammar devices and spend less time looking things up.
Column by Max Booth III June 17, 2016
We asked 13 writers how their desert island bands have affected their own writing. Answers from Chuck Palahniuk, Stephen Graham Jones, Josh Malerman, and many others!
Column by Peter Derk June 2, 2016
Because we'll never get a book-to-movie on this one, Cormac McCarthy's 'Blood Meridian' versus Ben Nichols' 'The Last Pale Light In The West.'
Column by Max Booth III April 27, 2016
Songs to inspire kickass car chases, shootouts, and sexy sex scenes, amongst other things.
News by Peter Derk
A Missouri senator in need of filibuster material turns to the writing of none other than 50-Cent.