LURID: True Hollywood Stories

Column by Karina Wilson
Torrid behind-the-scenes Hollywood stories haven't changed in a century, as a comparison of Edgar Rice Burroughs' 'The Girl from Hollywood' (1922) and Winnie M. Li's 'Complicit' (2022) demonstrates.

Your Book Has Been Optioned For Film/TV—What Happens Next?

Column by Rob Hart February 21, 2022
Author Rob Hart, whose books have been optioned for both film and television, talks about working within the Hollywood machine.
Tex Gresham

Tex Gresham: "This Is My Submission To The Post-Modern Library"

Interview by Gabriel Hart
Gabriel Hart interviews Tex Grisham about his new 800-page epic, "Sunflower" — a hyper-textual meta-modern post-New-Sincerity paranoid satire of Hollywood.
"Final Cuts: New Tales Of Hollywood Horror And Other Spectacles" Edited By Ellen

"Final Cuts: New Tales Of Hollywood Horror and Other Spectacles" Edited By Ellen Datlow

Review by Christopher Shultz
Six years ago, an anthology of film-themed horror stories crept into readers hands, and their nightmares were never the same. Now...it’s back.

Why Working a Shitty Job Makes You a Better Writer

Column by Max Booth III March 10, 2016
Terrible jobs can train writers how to survive in a world that is constantly attempting to take a dump on their heads.

The Word Is Mightier Than ‘the Pen’: 5 Imprisoned Writers

Column by Ed Sikov
You think you've got it rough? Consider these writers, who landed in 'the pen', either for their politics or their writing. Or both. Or neither.

Dalton Trumbo: Who He Was And Why We Should Care

Column by Christopher Shultz November 5, 2015
He's the face of the Hollywood blacklist—and he's played by Bryan Cranston in a new movie—but just who is Dalton Trumbo?

How to Be a Writer (According to Hollywood)

Column by Max Booth III September 11, 2015
It is a true art, being a writer inside of a movie. Not many can pull it off—but those who do usually die from alcohol poisoning.

Teens in Tinseltown: Six Hollywood YA Novels

Column by Riki Cleveland
America’s fascination with all things Hollywood knows no bounds, and luckily there are many young adult novels depicting the high profile lives of the stars to keep readers satisfied.

Hollywood's Science Fiction Problem

Column by Rajan Khanna September 6, 2013
Hollywood science fiction movies haven't exactly been great lately. We take a look at why that might be.
Hitler at the movies

New Book Reveals Collaboration Between Hollywood and Hitler

News by Christopher Shultz
The Golden Age of Hollywood just got tarnished with red, black and white paint, as movies produced during that era were swayed by Nazi influence.