At the Fights with Irvine Welsh, Trainspotting and Filth Author

Irvine Welsh, the Scottish author of a long string of drug- and crime-ridden classics such as Trainspotting, sits in the passenger seat of my Dodge Avenger. We're driving through the West Side of Chicago as the sun sets over vacant industrial lots in Cicero, a grimy, working-class suburb just across the street from… » 4/23/14 3:50pm 4/23/14 3:50pm

The Least Important Writers of 2013

With our most gracious and endearing apologies, we now present to you, in alphabetical order, the 22 Least Important Writers of 2013. Please enjoy, if possible. » 12/26/13 9:12am 12/26/13 9:12am

Mitch Albom "Cleared" By Bosses; Free To Whore Himself Out Again

The Detroit Free-Press has completed its "investigation" of Mitch Albom, making sure he's not making any more crap up, and for now, their resolution appears to be: Hey, Mitch, keep writing books! We need the publicity. An "exhaustive" report in Monday's Free-Press analyzes Albom's methods and past stories, revealing… » 5/16/05 12:48pm 5/16/05 12:48pm