News by Peter Derk August 23, 2016
Do Harry Potter books contain the secret spell for stopping Donald Trump?
Darth Trump and Princess Hillary: How Claudia Gray's 'Star Wars: Bloodline' Mirrors the 2016 Election YearColumn by Bart Bishop August 10, 2016
A look at Claudia Gray's 'Star Wars: Bloodline', a novel that manages to be about the current election year without boring readers to tears.
News by Peter Derk
A Missouri senator in need of filibuster material turns to the writing of none other than 50-Cent.
Column by Peter Derk
If you insist on writing an open letter, read this first.
Column by Ed Sikov March 3, 2016
Richard Condon’s Cold War thriller has a few things to teach us about this year’s election. None of them are flattering.
Unprintable: The LitReactor Podcast Episode 26 - The State of Transgressive Fiction (Guest: Irvine Welsh)Podcast by Joshua Chaplinsky February 15, 2016
Column by Taylor Houston
Seems like "rhetoric" is always in the news lately. And it's never good. But why?
Column by Ed Sikov
You think you've got it rough? Consider these writers, who landed in 'the pen', either for their politics or their writing. Or both. Or neither.
News by Raine Winters April 20, 2015
Looks like state won out over church this time.
News by Raine Winters April 17, 2015
What happened to separation of church and state?
News by Peter Derk
Melville House is publishing a print version of the recent report by the Senate Intelligence Committee, aka The Torture Report.
News by Peter Derk August 5, 2014
A new policy about sending books to prisoners has authors in an uproar.
News by Peter Derk June 11, 2014
Hillary Clinton's book tour has launched, setting off a media nonsense-storm.
News by Sean May February 25, 2014
In an event that we're all sure actually happened, the writer of a book about Edward Snowden claims a mysterious hacker was deleting the words from his manuscript as he wrote.
Column by Leah Dearborn November 8, 2013
Books are not always innocent creations. Time and again, the written word has helped to both inflame and resolve human conflicts.
News by Nathan Scalia
Russian officials are demanding that the history book "GAYs: They Changed the World" be removed from book stores.
News by Christopher Shultz June 4, 2013
After his body's exhumation in April, new information has surfaced that may lead police to the poet's assassin.
Column by Joshua Chaplinsky
A kick in the pants for the hemhawers, pussyfooters, and the uninitiated. Jump off that cliff!
News by Dean Fetzer January 17, 2013
‘Unhitched: The Trial of Christopher Hitchens’ examines the writer’s politics - “in the spirit of a trial”.
News by Kimberly Turner August 30, 2012
Amazon's new map of political book sales is awash in red and pink hues. But why?
News by Rob Hart August 20, 2012
An evangelical author made up a bunch of stuff about former US president Thomas Jefferson for a book later dropped by its publisher. Glenn Beck will now release it. You're welcome, America.
News by Rob Hart August 15, 2012
George R.R. Martin wades into the debate over the Republican party's efforts at voter suppression--and stirs up quite a bit of attention in the process.
News by Rob Hart May 24, 2012
Marvel Comics will feature the marriage of Northstar to his boyfriend Kyle Jinadu in 'Astonishing X-Men' this summer--meanwhile, DC is planning to out an established character.
News by John Jarzemsky May 8, 2012
Science fiction writer Orson Scott Card has written a column in support of a controversial "pro-marriage" amendment in North Carolina
News by Rob Hart May 1, 2012
The famed author wrote an op-ed that's lighting up the blogosphere, about how the rich should shoulder their portion of the tax burden. He doesn't mince words.