My long article on H.P. Lovecraft in the Claremont Review of Books is now available online. It dives into the Cthulhu Mythos, of course, but also attempts an apologia for horror as a literary genre:

Horror, in any case, is more than a genre: it’s a technique that great writers have used from the earliest times. Homer is full of horror…

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My article on The Giver has snuck out from behind the National Review firewall. Enjoy it on NRO here. The movie, starring Jeff Bridges, is now in theaters.

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Give & Take

August 14, 2014

Listen to my audio interview on the movie The Giver with Michael Flaherty, president of Walden Media. The interview is a special digital edition of Imprimis, the publication of Hillsdale College. My National Review article on The Giver–the book behind the film–is here.

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Gifted

July 26, 2014

My article on The Giver–the book behind the forthcoming film–is in the new issue of National Review. The editors headlined it “A Gift for Freedom,” which I guess is a reference to my book, A Gift for Freedom. You got that immediately, right? Anyway, read the article, then see the movie!

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Absolut Karloff

July 17, 2014

Another favorite Absolut ad. For my musings on mummies, go here.

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Absolut Stoker

July 14, 2014

Here’s another favorite Absolut ad. I wrote on Dracula here and vampires here.

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