Bookshots: 'Chuck Klosterman X' by Chuck Klosterman

Bookshots: 'Chuck Klosterman X' by Chuck Klosterman

Review by Max Booth III
A highly specific, defiantly incomplete history of the early 21st century.

5 Writing Lessons You Can Learn From Pop Punk

Column by Peter Derk May 15, 2017 (2) comments
This ain't a scene. It's a goddamn writing clinic.

It's Faerie Season!

Column by Stephanie Bonjack May 1, 2017 (1) comments
Did you know there are Faerie festivals happening all over the world? Time to get your faerie on!

5 Bands/Musicians Who Might Actually Write Crime Fiction

Column by Max Booth III April 27, 2017 (3) comments
Of course Nickelback made the list.

The Case For and Against Bob Dylan's Nobel Win

Column by Peter Derk April 7, 2017 (2) comments
Does Dylan deserve the Nobel in Literature? Is the answer blowin' in the wind?

10 Film Scores to Listen to While Writing

Column by Max Booth III February 17, 2017 (18) comments
Screw you, silence!
Bookshots: 'Shadowbahn' by Steve Erickson

Bookshots: 'Shadowbahn' by Steve Erickson

Review by Joshua Chaplinsky
Steve Erickson returns with a musical elegy for the 20th Century.

7 Reasons Authors Need to be More Like Rappers

Column by Gabino Iglesias February 13, 2017 (8) comments
It's time authors learned a thing or two from rappers and made the literary world a bit more exciting.
Bookshots: 'The Sick Bag Song' by Nick Cave

Bookshots: 'The Sick Bag Song' by Nick Cave

Review by Leah Dearborn November 7, 2016 (2) comments
Would I want to live in Nick Cave's mind? Probably not, but I don't really think he does either.

9 Literary Treats Made Into Musicals

Column by Holly Kothe
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.

8 Mini Grammar Studies in Modern Music

Column by Holly Kothe August 12, 2016 (1) comments
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.

The Desert Island Bands of 13 of Your Favorite Writers

Column by Max Booth III June 17, 2016 (5) comments
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!

Book vs Album: 'Blood Meridian' vs 'The Last Pale Light in the West'

Column by Peter Derk June 2, 2016 (1) comments
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.'

Setting the Mood: 24 Songs to Accompany Specific Scenes While Writing

Column by Max Booth III April 27, 2016 (6) comments
Songs to inspire kickass car chases, shootouts, and sexy sex scenes, amongst other things.
Missouri Senator Filibusters Using 50-Cent's Book

Missouri Senator Filibusters Using 50-Cent's Book

News by Peter Derk
A Missouri senator in need of filibuster material turns to the writing of none other than 50-Cent.
How You Announce Your Memoir When You're Prince

How You Announce Your Memoir When You're Prince

News by Peter Derk March 21, 2016 (2) comments
Prince announces his upcoming 2017 memoir in no less than two outfits.
Bookshots: 'Perfectly Broken' by Robert Burke Warren

Bookshots: 'Perfectly Broken' by Robert Burke Warren

Review by Cath Murphy
An excellent character driven story about the aftermath of almost-fame and learning to be a decent parent.

10 Albums Based on Books and Literature

Column by Christopher Shultz November 13, 2015 (14) comments
Musicians with library cards, and the records they make...

'Haunted', the Album inspired by Mark Z. Danielewski's 'House of Leaves'

Column by Bart Bishop
A comparison of Mark Z. Danielewski's book 'House of Leaves' and Poe's album 'Haunted'.
Tom DeLonge Writing 15 YA Books

Tom DeLonge Writing 15 YA Books

News by Peter Derk
Blink-182's Tom DeLonge is writing 15 YA books. 15. 15.

LURID: My Man Ludwig Van - The Tortured Genius of Beethoven

Column by Karina Wilson March 26, 2015 (2) comments
"What I shit is better than anything you have ever thought". On the anniversary of his death, we can all learn a lot from the genius of Ludwig Van Beethoven.
Neil Gaiman Performs Original Song Live

Neil Gaiman Performs Original Song Live

News by Raine Winters
The famous author’s Valentine’s performance of “I Google You” is one that will surely be remembered.
Girl in a Band by Kim Gordon

Bookshots: 'Girl in a Band' by Kim Gordon

Review by Christopher Shultz February 23, 2015 (1) comments
What's it like to be a girl in a band? Kim Gordon—artist and founding member of Sonic Youth—both answers the question and debunks it.
Pharrell Turning Hit Song ‘Happy’ into Children’s Book

Pharrell Turning Hit Song ‘Happy’ into Children’s Book

News by Raine Winters February 18, 2015 (1) comments
Singer signs four book deal with Putnam Books for Young Readers.
Bookshots: 'The Annotated Mixtape' by Joshua Harmon

Bookshots: 'The Annotated Mixtape' by Joshua Harmon

Review by Stephanie Bonjack
Essays on youth and ennui are preciously crafted and paired with songs that formed the soundtrack of this record collector's past.