Features

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7 Facts about The Island of Dr. Moreau

My first Mental Floss piece, about H. G. Wells's classic body horror novel.

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8 Facts about The Monster at the End of This Book

My Mental Floss piece about your four-year-old's favorite suspense novel.

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7 Fast Facts about Maniac Magee

My Mental Floss article about Jerry Spinelli's kidlit classic.

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100 Years of
Shirley Jackson

My award-winning retrospective for Rue Morgue includes interviews with Sarah Weinman, Ruth Franklin, Sarah Langan, and Melanie R. Anderson.

© 2016 Rue Morgue Magazine.

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A Darkness
Down Under

My Rue Morgue cover story features in-depth interviews with Babadook writer/director Jennifer Kent and designer Alex Juhasz. 

© 2014 Rue Morgue Magazine.

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Season of
the Hag

My Halloween feature for award-winning alt weekly Metro Pulse delves into the life and career of the rising-star illustrator known as HagCult. 

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Slashed Beauties

My Rue Morgue feature examines the strange popularity of realistic, dissectible anatomical wax models.

© 2016 Rue Morgue Magazine.

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Only Women Bleed

For my Slumber Party Massacre retrospective, I tracked down the women behind the only feminist slasher series.

© 2010 Rue Morgue Magazine.

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Axes and Eyeballs

My Rue Morgue feature examines the weird history of controversial comics imprint Eerie Publications. 

© 2010 Rue Morgue Magazine.

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Take Me to the
Other Side

My Rue Morgue cover story dives into the 125-year history of the world's most popular tool for dialing up the dead.

© 2015 Rue Morgue Magazine.

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Hot Rods and
Hellfire

My Rue Morgue feature about an EC-style horror comic with a psycho-surf soundtrack from Grim County Coroners. 

© 2016 Rue Morgue Magazine.

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The Spectacular Fall of '50s Crime Comics

My CrimeReads feature recounts the strange story of how the crime comics biz censored itself nearly to extinction.