10 Grammar & Usage-Related New Year’s Resolutions

Column by Taylor Houston December 31, 2012
So you swore off sugar in the new year, but did you resolve to stop using 'they' to refer to a single subject? You should. Here are 10 grammar and usage resolutions for 2013.

Top Ten: The Year's Best Fantasy - 2012

Column by Rajan Khanna December 20, 2012
A look at the top ten fantasies of 2012.

10 Comics Related Gifts For The Comic Geek In Your Life

Column by Kelly Thompson December 17, 2012
Don't want to give comics but know some comics geeks that need some gifts anyway? Here are 10 great options to get you started!

Merry Wishmas: Top 10 Book Gifts I Wish Existed

Column by Meredith Borders December 14, 2012
Let's play Fantasy Bookstore!

Have You Been Good This Year? 10 Awesome Holiday Gifts For Bookworms

Column by Meredith Borders December 7, 2012
The biggest, best, and most covetable book gifts this holiday season.

10 Awesome Comics To Give and Receive For The Holidays

Column by Kelly Thompson December 6, 2012
A list of the best comics to give and receive this holiday season. There's something for just about everyone on this list-- even YOU.

10 Reasons Your Screenplay Sucks (and how to fix it)

Column by Karina Wilson November 30, 2012
What makes a reader hate a screenplay on sight? Here are 10 pet peeves - and fixes.

10 Must Read Indie Comics!

Column by Kelly Thompson November 16, 2012
10 monthly independent comics you simply must be reading!

From Page To Screen: The 10 Best Film Adaptations Of Classic Novels

Column by Meredith Borders November 9, 2012
In anticipation of Joe Wright's ANNA KARENINA, a list of the best ever movies based on classic literature.

Truly SINISTER - The Ten Best True Crime Books

Column by Meredith Borders October 22, 2012
Just in time for SINISTER this month, dive into the best true crime books ever written.

10 Words You Literally Didn’t Know You Were Getting Wrong

Column by Taylor Houston October 3, 2012
Thanks to Joe Biden's mega-gaffe last month at the DNC, we were reminded that "literally" literally means you are being "literal". Here are a few more words you might want to revisit.

LURID: Books, Covers, Judgment - Top Ten Horror Designs

Column by Karina Wilson September 21, 2012
Ever had nightmares about a book cover? You will now. Here's a selection of the most disturbing book covers in the genre. Peek inside, if you dare.

The Bottom Of The Barrel: The 10 Worst-Ranked Books On Amazon

Column by Dave Reuss September 14, 2012
If there are winners, there are bound to be losers.

The Top 10 Best Closing Lines Of Novels

Column by Meredith Borders September 7, 2012
The two most important sentences in any novel are the opening and closing lines. We've already discussed the Top 10 first lines - now let's talk closers.

Top 10 Reasons People Use To Justify Pirating Digital Content (And Why They’re Wrong)

Column by Rob Hart August 31, 2012
Pirating is illegal, yet it's become so mainstreamed that people do it without batting an eye. Pirates offer up plenty of reasons for why they do it--but none of those reasons hold water.

10 Children's Books That Are (still) Frightening To Adults

Column by Meredith Borders August 15, 2012
Kids can handle being scared. Adults, on the other hand? Here are ten books that kids eat up that could creep out the most stoic adult.

Top 10 Character Cliches That Drive Me Nuts

Column by Meredith Borders July 20, 2012
See also: the Mary Sue, the brooding rebel, the hooker with a heart of gold, etc.

The 10 Most Bizarre Pieces Of Literary Merch

Column by Kimberly Turner July 6, 2012
It's not a stretch to assume that if you like the book or author, you'll buy the T-shirt, coffee mug, or bookmark. But what about the panties, shower curtain, and Ouija board?

LURID: Bad Trips - Ten Novels With Serious Drug Psychosis

Column by Karina Wilson June 22, 2012
Despite the novelty of bath salts headlines, substance-induced psychosis is nothing new. Here's the Lurid Top Ten pick of the most nerve-jangling drug addiction stories from the last 200 years

The Top 10 Worst Romance Covers

Column by Meredith Borders June 8, 2012
They're all pretty bad. But these are the worst.

Top 10 YA Books That Should Be Adapted for Film

Column by Sarah Pitre May 31, 2012
These literary candidates are primed and ready to follow in the cinematic footsteps of the Hunger Games... and maybe even outshine it completely.

Gear Up! It's The Top Ten Technologies in Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn May 25, 2012
From superintelligent spaceships to existential spray cans, Sci-Fi is all about the gear. Jon Korn geeks out over his favorites.

Ten Authors Who Write Great Dialogue

Column by Meredith Borders May 25, 2012
A list of some of the best conversation-creating writers out there.

LURID: It's Alive! The Top 10 Mad Scientists of Literature!

Column by Karina Wilson May 18, 2012
From Prometheus (Aeschylus) to Prometheus (Scott): Top ten pick of the most enduringly mad scientists in horror fiction, both before and after the reality of Dr. Josef Mengele.

Ten Gay Men’s Novels You Should Already Have Read If You Consider Yourself Even Semi-Literate

Column by Ed Sikov May 10, 2012
One pissed-off gay man's challenge to his straight peers: read some of our stuff for a change. Or are you scared you might get turned on?