Exclusive Horror Story From The Absolutely Chilling Through The Woods

Oh holy hell—Emily Carroll's horror comic collection Through The Woods is so freaking spooky. We absolutely inhaled this book when we got it in our hands. Each little horror comic is so creepy and absolutely gorgeous. It's Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark kinds of fun. And we have an exclusive scary story excerpt… » 7/17/14 4:49pm 7/17/14 4:49pm

How To Write About Sex Without Being Boring

Sexuality is one of our most basic drives, but it's also fundamental to our identities as people. Which means sex is the subject of a million cliches, and tons of terrible writing. Not to mention, stupid prejudice. The good news? Science fiction and fantasy writers have a special opportunity to look at sex afresh.… » 7/15/14 5:43pm 7/15/14 5:43pm

Woman Banks Royalties After Stephen King Fans Unwittingly Buy Her Book

Author Emily Schultz (The Blondes) has made out with an impressive sum of cash and quite the story after an Amazon mixup sent readers looking for a Stephen King book to her novel instead. And now she's documenting the purchases she's made with her royalties at $pending the $tephen King Money. » 6/23/14 11:20am 6/23/14 11:20am

Bitchy Newspaper Runs Dubious Story About Bitchy Female Journos

Sheila Weller's book The News Sorority: Diane Sawyer, Katie Couric, Christiane Amanpour—and the (Ongoing, Imperfect, Complicated) Triumph of Women in TV isn't even out yet and it's being used by media outlets to tear down the very women the book covers. This is especially rough to watch given that the point of the… » 6/17/14 5:45pm 6/17/14 5:45pm

Mindy Kaling Has a New Book Coming Our Way

Mindy Kaling, star of page and screen, is coming out with a follow up to her collection of essays "Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and Other Concerns)." The new book, currently being written, will be called "Why Not Me?" and will cover everything that's happened since her first book's release in 2011 — which, in… » 6/13/14 12:00pm 6/13/14 12:00pm

Farrah Abraham On Slut-Shaming, Helen Keller and Being a Novelist

The only thing more incredible than Farrah Abraham being a New York Times bestselling author is that she walked right into the alligator's mouth at Gawker Media HQ to discuss her latest literary effort: a trilogy of erotic novels based on her own infamy as the star of a "leaked" sex tape. » 6/10/14 3:20pm 6/10/14 3:20pm

​College 101: The Real Deal About Hooking Up

Though the mainstream media seems to be endlessly fascinated with every facet of millennial life, few outlets are able (or more likely, willing) to capture the nuanced truth that fails to align neatly with sensationalist headlines. One of the most notorious (and mind-numbingly annoying) topics middle-aged journalists… » 6/06/14 6:00pm 6/06/14 6:00pm

Hey, Everyone! Read Whatever the Fuck You Want

I love literature geared towards young adults. My favorite book is the classic Veronica Meets Her Match, I actively troll Goodwill for old copies of Sleep-Over Friends (Stephanie was the best), I still happily tell people that I was into The Hunger Games when it had just come out and no one even knew it existed (+5… » 6/05/14 8:30pm 6/05/14 8:30pm

Why The Bechdel Test Is More Important Than You Realize

We all talk about the Bechdel Test all the time, because it's so simple: Does a story have two women who talk to each other, about something other than a man? But almost every time it comes up, we all dismiss it, because it's too simple or too arbitrary. But actually, the Bechdel Test is more important than anyone… » 6/04/14 3:30pm 6/04/14 3:30pm

Neil Patrick Harris's Autobiography Is A 'Choose Your Own Adventure'

There are several recent things in pop culture that have made me unspeakably happy—the addition of Cody to The Bachelorette, the Velveeta Cheese Facebook page (GOOGLE IT), every episode of Cutthroat Kitchen ever—but nothing could possibly make me happier than this news about Neil Patrick Harris's autobiography. » 5/20/14 9:45pm 5/20/14 9:45pm