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The Books Stephen King Hasn’t Written Yet, But Should

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

With 54 novels, 5 non-fiction works and several crypts-worth of short stories under his belt, it doesn't seem like there's much left for Stephen King to write about. Except there is... Column by Cath Murphy Stephen King has his faults...Show More Summary

The Story You Made of Me: An Interview Lidia Yuknavitch about Dismissed Narratives

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

In the wake of controversy surrounding Lena Dunham's new book, Yuknavitch discusses the importance of subversion in non-fiction. Interview by Elle Nash We all assign narratives to people. That is a thing humans do, so don't deny it. Some of us may do it more than others, and it takes a conscientious mind to really unpack them. Show More Summary

The Accuracy of Edward Bellamy: Predicting the Future with Science Fiction

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'Looking Backward' purports to tell the state of America in the year 2000. It's wildly inaccurate, but it's still worth a read. Column by Daniel Hope There's a fascinating little book you've probably never heard of called Looking Backward: 2000-1887, but a little over a hundred years ago it was wildly popular. Show More Summary

Gaiman vs. Handler In The Great Book Giveaway

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

Neil Gaiman and Daniel Handler had a contest to see who could give away the most free books in 30 minutes. News by Peter Derk If you happened to stop by Washington Square Park in NYC earlier this week, you just might have gotten the chance to take a free book. Show More Summary

Racism, Deodorant, and Marines: Typical National Book Awards News Roundup

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Racist-y Snicket, Le Guin's passion is a win, and Phil Klay takes home the biggie. News by Peter Derk Last night's National Book Awards was certainly a night to remember with three big stories blowing up the internet this morning. First, Phil Klay was the big winner in the fiction category for his novel Redeployment. Show More Summary

Narrative Failure: The Most Common Error Message in Video Games

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The next gaming generation is here, so why are video games still making the same old storytelling mistakes? Column by BH Shepherd There was a time when a video game didn't need a story longer than a sentence. Shoot the space rocks. Save the princess. Show More Summary

Prose & Conversation: "Me Talk Pretty One Day" by David Sedaris

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Since Leah needed to lighten things up after a string of dark, heavy books, this month she and Richard take on the David Sedaris classic, 'Me Talk Pretty One Day'! Column by Leah Rhyne The Girl Next Door. Tampa. Something Wicked This...Show More Summary

Culling The Classics: "The Awakening"

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Sifting through history, one classic at a time. Column by Brian McGackin Last month I sent out a call on Twitter for November "Culling The Classics" suggestions to get a feel for what the public was dying to see culled, what classicShow More Summary

Lessons From My Grandmother

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Reading runs in the family. Column by Christine J. Schmidt Two things brought me true joy as a child: dressing up like Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz, and spending the day at my Grandmother's (coincidentally, also named Dorothy). I lived in a ranch style house, so I was mystified by her house's basement and entire second floor. Show More Summary

Scary Stories To Watch In The Dark: Book Series Being Adapted

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The classic Alvin Schwartz and Stephen Gammell collaboration, 'Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark', is being adapted for film by a new screenwriter. News by Peter Derk The creative team has changed, but good news, it looks like ScaryShow More Summary

Paddington Gone Wild: Movie Bear Blows G-Rating

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The new Paddington movie is denied the equivalent of a G rating because it contains "dangerous behaviour, mild threat, mild sex references and mild bad language." News by Peter Derk Paddington, you naughty so-and-so. The new Paddington...Show More Summary

Bookshots: "Asura Girl" by Otaro Maijo

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Hedonistic indulgence in casual sex and brutal, anime-grade violence abound in this award-winning novel. Review by BH Shepherd Title Asura Girl Who Wrote It? Award-winning Japanese novelist and illustrator Otaro Maijo. Asura Girl won the Mishima Yukio Prize in 2003. Show More Summary

Scandal! 6 Writers with Page-Turning Lives

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Which (female) writer ran a brothel? Which playwright tried to stage a military coup and took losing VERY badly? And, decades before Facebook, why did everybody unfriend Truman Capote? Column by Naturi Thomas-Millard Shy. Reclusive. Introverted. Show More Summary

Product Review: Longform

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

All the best Journalism-with-a-capital-J, available in one convenient, customizable app—and it's free! Column by Christopher Shultz We live in a truly amazing technological era. I've already forgotten about the time before, when you couldn't literally ask Google a question and get an answer in seconds. Show More Summary

Death by Canonization: Against Literary Criticism's Mortal Sin

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

This extended rant targets a great sin of academic literary criticism: the tendency to praise "great" works in a way that pre-decides the work's value and sets everyone playing emperor's new clothes. Column by Robbie Blair Okay, boys and girls. Show More Summary

Read and Repeat: Finding the Perfect Comfort Book

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

November is an ideal month for curling up inside with a book, but most people don’t lunge for a dictionary when they’ve had a long day. What attracts people to certain books when seeking comfort? Column by Leah Dearborn Grab the hot chocolate and a fleece blanket. Show More Summary

Create Your Own Wikipedia Tome

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Put together your own textbook, miscellany, or book focused entirely on The Great Emu War of 1932. We'll show you how. Column by Peter Derk Step 1: The Discovery It was a complete accident that I found Wikipedia's book creator feature. Show More Summary

Hachette and Amazon Freeze Over Hell, Come To Agreement

3 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

After a period of controversy and questionable business practices all around, Hachette and Amazon sign eBook agreement. News by Peter Derk After months of back and forth between Amazon.com and publisher Hachette, an agreement has been reached for 2015. Show More Summary

Edit My Paragraph! Episode Six

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

This column explores the art of editing by giving detailed edits to reader-submitted excerpts. Column by Gayle Towell First up this episode we have gingermutt with the following paragraph: The world lingered in a hushed gloom of perpetual...Show More Summary

LURID: The Horror of 'Heart of Darkness'

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

'Heart Of Darkness' was first published in book form on this day in 1902. Lurid takes a look at why it is still so terrifying. Column by Karina Wilson LURID: vivid in shocking detail; sensational, horrible in savagery or violence, or,...Show More Summary

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