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Annika Barranti Klein

Annika Barranti Klein likes books, obviously.   Twitter: @noirbettie

Portrait of a Likable Female Character

Like real women, fictional women are asked to be many things and disliked for being the wrong ones. So what makes a likable female character?

The Ideal Way to Introduce Your Children to Star Wars

Between all the Star Wars movies, books, video games, and more, what's the best way to introduce your kids to the the story?

The Many Adaptations of Alexandre Dumas’s THE THREE MUSKETEERS

A peek at just a few of the many perfect screen adaptations of THE THREE MUSKETEERS.

The Strange Posthumous Journey of Dorothy Parker’s Ashes

The curious and circuitous journey of Dorothy Parker's ashes.

10 Authors Like Shirley Jackson

From atmospheric, creeping horror to biting social commentary, here are several authors like Shirley Jackson who capture similar magic.

10 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Alexandre Dumas

There were HOW many men named Alexandre Dumas? He smoked hash with WHO? Learn these and more things you didn't know about Alexandre Dumas.

Every Bookish Movie Coming to Netflix in Fall 2021

Make plenty of time this autumn to catch every bookish movie coming to Netflix in Fall 2021.

Insist on Your Cup of Stars: 12 Shirley Jackson Prints and More

These 12 Shirley Jackson prints — and a few bonus goods — will help you insist on your cup of stars.

Reimagining Central Park’s Mall and Literary Walk

What if Central Park's Literary Walk statues honored American authors instead of old British white men?

Personal Rejections for Famous Short Stories

Every traditionally published author has had their work rejected at least once. Now what must those rejections have looked like...