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5 Holiday Writing Hacks

4 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Right around now, it's easy to succumb to the pressures of family and cooking and cleaning and get no writing done at all. Five hacks for ensuring your writing doesn't end up a casualty of the season. Column by Susan DeFreitas The holiday season is upon us. Show More Summary

6 Festive Thanksgiving Romances

7 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

There’s just something about the cooler temperatures and feelings of well-being in the Fall that light the fire for romance. Here are six Thanksgiving romances to warm your heart. Column by Riki Cleveland November is well known to be...Show More Summary

There Is No Spoon: 7 Books For a Nihilist Thanksgiving

9 hours agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The holidays are a marvelous time to contemplate the futility of existence. Column by Leah Dearborn The holidays are a marvelous time to contemplate the futility of existence. Albert Camus, Brett Easton Ellis, and old Will Shakespeare might be able to offer some comfort at the stuffing bowl if you're not quite feeling the joy of the upcoming season. Show More Summary

What Comedy Central’s ‘Review’ Can Teach Us About Experimental Narratives

yesterdayArts / Writing : LitReactor

At first glance, Comedy Central’s 'Review' is nothing more than another episodic sketch show. But then things get...weird. Column by Max Booth III At first glance, Comedy Central’s Review is nothing more than another episodic sketch show. Show More Summary

David Foster Wallace reviews 'List of the Lost' by Morrissey

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David Foster Wallace gets stoned with Ayn Rand and cruelly mocks Morrissey's first attempt at fiction. Column by Cath Murphy I heard about the book a couple of days ago. Shelley mentioned it to Auden over the dinner table in one of those whispers you use when you want people to hear you. Show More Summary

Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Cat’s Cradle’ to become FX Series

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Let’s hope the network does the book justice. News by Raine Winters It seems like every day a new television adaptation is announced, from Palahniuk to Pullman. Now one of Kurt Vonnegut’s most famous works can be added to the list of...Show More Summary

Winnie-the-Pooh's Skull Goes On Display

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Winnie the Pooh was real, he died, and now you can see his skull. News by Peter Derk image There are so many facts in this story that it's best to just lay it out there. Winnie-the-Pooh was based on a real bear, Christopher Robin was a real boy, and now, Winnie-the-Pooh's skull is on display at London's Hunterian Museum. ... [Continue Reading]

'American Horror Story: Hotel' and Why Hotel Horror Works

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Michael Wilson examines the appeal of the hotel horror sub-genre and provides some mid-season thoughts on 'American Horror Story: Hotel'. Column by Michael David Wilson It’s no secret that Ryan Murphy’s popular horror anthology TV series,...Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Man Who Spoke Snakish' by Andrus Kivirähk

2 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look inside Andrus Kivirähk ‘s first English translated novel. Review by Freddie Moore Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Man Who Spoke Snakish Who wrote it? The characters feel more like pawns...Show More Summary

Turkey Coma: Five Times Screenwriters Put Characters Conveniently to Sleep

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

A look at five movies that utilize the convenient coma as a cliche to knock characters out of a narrative. Column by Bart Bishop The coma as catalyst is old hat, popping up in such classics as Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle”, and consequently has made its way, unbeknownst, into many a writer's bag of tricks. Show More Summary

13 Ways to Live And Write Like Kurt Vonnegut

5 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Vonnegut knew how to write, and he knew how to live. Learn something. Column by Peter Derk Kurt Vonnegut would have been 93 this month. If we were lucky enough to live in a world where people like Kurt Vonnegut lived to be 93. The dude is one of those writers who's well-liked and popular, but still underrated somehow. Show More Summary

Astrid Lindgren’s Apartment Open for Tours

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

Experience the place where the famous author breathed life into her books. News by Raine Winters Many childhoods were shaped by Astrid Lindgren’s famous series, Pippi Longstocking, so it isn’t a surprise that fans would want a peek into the author’s daily life. Show More Summary

What Works & What Doesn't: 'Repo Man'

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

The screenplay for this absurd and surreal classic features some great (and not so great) scene descriptions. Column by Christopher Shultz Welcome once again to What Works & What Doesn't, a monthly column dedicated to the craft of screenwriting. Show More Summary

Pencils: Stolen Statues, Apple Pencils, and Pencil Plants

6 days agoArts / Writing : LitReactor

More pencil news than you ever wanted jammed in your newshole. News by Peter Derk Pencils. They're not just for failing multiple-choice tests anymore. This week, four different, weird, awesome pencil stories showed up in the news. Let's get the lead out and get started. Show More Summary

Primer: The Work of Tom Piccirilli

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

An introduction to the late Tom Piccirilli's works. Column by George Cotronis Tom Piccirilli passed away this July and the literary world lost one of its most intense and passionate authors. Like many of his friends and acquaintances wrote in their tributes earlier this year, Tom was a great, talented guy. Show More Summary

The Time I Tried to Steal Joe R. Lansdale’s Wallet at Noir at the Bar: Dallas

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

Max drove to Dallas and barely survived to tell the tale. Column by Max Booth III Last month, Eryk Pruitt asked me if I’d be willing to attend a book reading in Dallas. I told him I’d heavily consider it, but only if the reading fell on a Saturday. Show More Summary

Rob Hart and Alex Segura Discuss 'Bad Beat', An Exclusive Digital Short Co-Authored for Polis Books

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

This January 12th, Polis Books will release 'Bad Beat', a digital short story crossing over Hart's amateur PI Ash McKenna and Segura's investigative reporter Pete Fernandez. Interview by Rob Hart Back in March, Alex Segura and I were having dinner, and as it so often does when comic book nerds convene, the subject of crossovers came up. Show More Summary

Bookshots: 'The Pleasure Merchant' By Molly Tanzer

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

A brief review of 'The Pleasure Merchant' By Molly Tanzer. Review by Keith Rawson Bookshots: Pumping new life into the corpse of the book review Title: The Pleasure Merchant Who wrote it? Tanzer deftly uses 18th century England as her morbid canvas and she’s created a wholly satisfying and daringly funny work of art. Sydney J. Show More Summary

Library Love: A Rough Timeline of Lost Libraries

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

From Iraq to Los Angeles, countless libraries have been lost to war, fire, and “progress.” Column by Leah Dearborn Not everyone loves books. For centuries, despotic governments and rulers have feared the power of the written word and...Show More Summary

'Scream: The TV Series' – Exploring Character Archetypes and Story Conventions in Slashers

last weekArts / Writing : LitReactor

"Scream: The TV Series" just went live on Netflix. We have a look at slasher archetypes and conventions and see how they translate to the latest outing for the Scream franchise. Column by Michael David Wilson When I first heard about Scream: The TV Series, like many others, I was skeptical. Show More Summary

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