Julia Rittenberg

Julia is a professional nerd who can be spotted in the wild lounging with books in the park in Brooklyn, NY. She has a BA in International Studies from the University of Chicago and an MA in Media Studies from Pratt Institute. She loves fandom, theater, cheese, and Edith Piaf. Find her at juliarittenberg.com.

New Comics and Graphic Novels Out in June 2023

June's new comics and graphic novels include standalone comics, new series entries, and exciting adaptations and translations.

Who Can Be Redeemed?

The U.S. favors stories with a redemtion arc, but who can be redeemed? Is just anyone allowed to redeem themselves, or is there more to it?

10 Books for People Getting into or Back into Reading

If you've never been a big reader or are in a slump, these are some great books for people getting back into reading.

I Tried Cooking Through The Elven Cookbook: Recipes Inspired by the Elves of Tolkien. Here’s How It Went.

Cooking from The Elven Cookbook helped break me out of my recipe rut and taught me more about the series I love.

Cozy is Key: Why Escapist Reads are More Popular Than Ever

The past three years have been stressful: is it any wonder we're reaching for cozy mysteries, cozy fantasies, and light romances more now?

22 of the Best Graphic Novels of All Time

The best graphic novels of all time enhance and enchant the comics medium with storytelling. Find our fictional and nonfiction recs here.

Who Gets To Be the Final Girl In Horror Novels and Movies?

The horror genre has been a mirror reflecting back society's values, but how does the Final Girl trope fit into that?

The Scandalous Life of Natalie Clifford Barney

The life and legacy of Natalie Clifford Barney, a drama-prone lesbian known for her many lovers, fantastic parties, and literary salons.

9 of the Best Documentaries About Writers

Dive into these fascinating lives about writers, including those who may be familiar and those who you may first discover here.

8 New Comics to Read in February 2023

Ready your pull lists, comics readers. February's new comics releases include ongoing series, re-issues of influential comics, and more, including Never Satisfied, Vol. 1 by Taylor Robin.