At Crime Reads, Samantha Allen writes about her novel, Patricia Wants to Cuddle (2022). “Maybe the book turned out ‘bonkers.’ Maybe it’s ‘bananas’ or even ‘batshit.’ But the beauty of fiction is that you can be as bold as you want, lying through your teeth while you tell […]
S. J. Perelman rereads Tarzan of the Apes in Library of America’s story of the week! “Between October 1948 and October 1953, Perelman wrote twenty-two reviews of books and silent films that had been popular during the first quarter of the twentieth century, including such cringeworthy fare as […]
Artist Shing Yin Khor’s “Unset1965” “is an short epistolary horror story, delivered in the mail between May to October 2022. It is a story about the California desert, ghost towns on old Route 66, and falling in love with a old motel that needs you as much as […]
Jennifer Crusie has shared a bunch of collages she made as part of her process when she works on her books. It includes a collage for Gutter favorite, Agnes and the Hitman! You can see them here.
At UnHerd, Dorian Lynskey writes about villains, pop psychology, backstory and corporate storytelling. “What Lumet and Chayefsky were really getting at with their rubber-ducky quip was the pretence that explaining everything is akin to psychological veracity. We are all shaped by our experiences, good and bad, but rarely […]
At All Arts, Erika T. Wurth wites about contemporary Native American speculative fiction. “An explosion in speculative Native American fiction is gaining commercial ground, and as a result, changing the way that non-Native and Natives think of Native people.”