Click here to read an interesting essay by Douglas E. Winter on whether or not "horror" is a genre. I just found out about this essay while reviewing New Genre #4, in which editor Adam Golaski refutes Winter's ideas. Whether or not you agree with his views, the essay is well-written and informative.
Also, there is less than a week left for the Bits and Pieces review contest, so get those reviews posted. I've added another book to the prize list -- a signed hardcover copy of Gary A. Braunbeck's Stoker Award-winning collection, Destinations Unknown. Read once, but otherwise new.