Bangs, Whimpers, and Apes: The Top 10 World-Ending Events In Science Fiction

Column by Jon Korn April 27, 2012
Armageddon time! Just in time for 2012, Jon Korn chooses his favorite apocalypses from science fiction.

The Top 10 Royal Historical Novels

Column by Meredith Borders April 24, 2012
It's a very specific genre, and one that Meredith just happens to love. She's read most of them, so what are her favorites?

10 Hysterical, Sexy, Awesome, Ridiculous, Scary Book Trailers

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky April 13, 2012
Book trailers are the new movie trailers. Almost. Here are some of the best of the best and the best of the worst.

Ten Lighter-Raising, Horn-Throwing, Can't-Miss Rock Biographies

Column by Joe Daly March 23, 2012
A classic rock biography is fueled by more than just wild tales of epic hedonism. It takes exhaustive research, keen insight and rich, engaging prose. Of course, sex, drugs and rock and roll help too.

Top 10 Ways To Make 'The Walking Dead' Less Stupid, Revisited

Column by Rob Hart March 19, 2012
Back in November, when the mid-season finale aired, I suggested 10 ways the writers of The Walking Dead could make the show less stupid. Did anything change between now and then? Kinda...

Top 10 YA Books That Adults Will Love

Column by Meredith Borders March 2, 2012
It's not all TWILIGHT up in here. Some young adult novels are brilliant and engaging. Read on for ten of the best.

10 Graphic Novels for the Literary Minded

Column by Kelly Thompson February 27, 2012
Comic books aren't just for geeks and kids anymore. We humbly present these 10 titles as evidence.

Top 10 Words That Need To Die, Immediately

Column by Rob Hart February 24, 2012
The English language is full of beautiful words--and also some blights that should never be uttered, for they do nothing but make us sound dumb. Here are 10 of the worst offenders.

LURID: My Top 10 Bloody Valentines

Column by Karina Wilson February 14, 2012
Happy ever after? How dull can you get?! Lurid's Top Ten pick of the bloodiest, most doomed, destructive and messed up relationships in literature. Happy Valentine's Day!

The Top 10 Fictional Antiheroes

Column by Meredith Borders February 10, 2012
The antihero is complex and unknowable, and because of that, he is fascinating in ways a pure hero or villain could never be. Read on for ten of the greatest antiheroes in literature.

The 10 Best Book To Movie Casting Decisions

Column by Meredith Borders January 6, 2012
As book lovers, we feel protective of our favorite characters, entitled to them in a way that is often threatened by inexplicable casting. Below are ten times that the casting directors nailed it.

The Top 10 Book to Film Adaptations That Were Actually Good

Column by John Jarzemsky December 29, 2011
A list of films that have defied the conventions of the old adage "the book is always better!"

Top 10 Things We'd Like to See in the 'American Psycho' Remake

Column by Brandon Tietz December 28, 2011
We're still of a mind that an 'American Psycho' remake is a terrible idea, but if you must do it, here's some things we'd like to see.

Top Ten Comics That Should Be A TV Series

Column by Jason Van Horn December 16, 2011
Ten comic books that should be turned into a television series, posthaste!

10 Gift Ideas No Book Lover Can Live Without This Holiday Season

Column by Meredith Borders December 9, 2011
Stumped on what to buy Dad, Mom, your friends, your fella or your lady? Allow us to help.

The Top 10 Best Opening Lines Of Novels

Column by Meredith Borders December 2, 2011
So few books get that critical first line truly, completely right. Here are ten that do.

Top 10 Ways To Make 'The Walking Dead' Less Stupid

Column by Rob Hart November 30, 2011
'The Walking Dead' just wrapped up the first half of its second season--and unless they address the problems with its writing, I'm not going to tune back in come February.

The 10 Most Badass Literary Children

Column by Meredith Borders November 11, 2011
Kids are generally pretty annoying. Yet some children rise above their youthful station to achieve great heights of badassery. Read on for the raddest fictional children ever.
Amazon Top 10 of 2011

Amazon's Best Books of 2011

News by Brandon Tietz November 8, 2011
Just in case your Wish List was getting skimpy, Amazon has unveiled its top 10 of 2011.

The Top 10 Scenes In Literature To Bring You Terrorsleep: Part 2

Column by Tina Estlin Page October 31, 2011
Books that go bump in the night. The conclusion of the top 10 most terrifying scenes in literature.

The Top 10 Scenes In Literature To Bring You Terrorsleep: Part 1

Column by Tina Estlin Page October 17, 2011
Books that go bump in the night.

Cavalcade Of Literary Jerks: Part 2

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky October 14, 2011
Yes they are all esteemed authors. Yes they've published some important works. And yes, they're all jerks. Join us in celebrating the Top 10 literary jerks of all time.

Cavalcade Of Literary Jerks: Part 1

Column by Joshua Chaplinsky October 7, 2011
Yes they are all esteemed authors. Yes they've published some important works. And yes, they're all jerks. Join us in celebrating the Top 10 literary jerks of all time.

The Top 10 DC Comics Relaunch Titles

Column by Jason Van Horn October 4, 2011
Which of the 52 new DC titles are worth your time, money, and emotional investment?

The 10 Best Sci-Fi Books That Should Be Box Office Blockbusters

Column by Meredith Borders October 1, 2011
Hollywood spits out incessant remakes, sequels, prequels and reboots, and yet they can't get it together to produce adaptations of some of the greatest sci-fi novels of all time?