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 on Twitter @Juliaismagic.

4 Comics About Politics

Engage with history and with some visual learning tools through these enlightening and educational comics about politics, including Strange Fruit, Volume I: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History by Joel Christian Gill.

A Definitive List of the Best Shakespeare Film Adaptations

Missing live theater, one Shakespeare fan turns on the tube and delivers your go-to guide to the best Shakespeare film adaptations.

8 Page-Turning Gritty Thrillers

If you're looking for page-turning reads that don't pull punches, add these heart-thumping gritty thrillers to your reading list.

14 Books About Hope for All Ages

Whether you’re a kid or an adult, a reminder of hope is always welcome. I hope these books about hope give you the warm fuzzies, including Don’t Call Us Dead by Danez Smith.

4 Great Global Graphic Memoirs

If you can't actually travel the world, why not explore it via these outstanding global graphic memoirs?

9 of the Best YA Vampire Books

Why is the vampire myth so popular? Whatever the answer, vampires are here to stay, and we've got some YA vampire books for fans.

9 Classics of Queer YA Literature

From decades' old literature to more recent "instant classics," explore some of the queer YA classics that continue to be relevant.

The New DUNE Trailer Is Here!

The new DUNE trailer is here! Watch for a sneak peek at this latest adaptation.

4 YA Books About Struggles in Creativity

When you’re trying, but not always succeeding, to get the creative juices flowing, turn to these YA books about the creative struggle, including With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo.

Traveling Out of the U.S. Through Comics

These great comics set outside of the U.S. are here for those of us yearning to leave the States and explore other locations and cultures.

Authors for Black Voices Auction Will Benefit Racial Justice Organizations

The Authors for Black Voices silent auction will raise funds for racial justice initiatives in publishing, education, and literacy.

6 Books to Bring Together Women’s Suffrage and Labor Movements

Explore the ties between the women's suffrage movement and labor activism through these books about walkouts and disasters and Black women's labor activism.

The Importance of Pandemic Diaries

It may be that the thought of reading about pandemics sounds like too much too soon, but this reader is here to say pandemic diaries are important.

9 Rad Comics With F/F Relationships

Check out this roundup of some of the best comics starring lesbians and featuring f/f relationships for readers of all ages.

Troubles in Adaptation: The 2013 Adaptation of THE GREAT GATSBY

With class divides growing ever more troubling, a reader considers the failings of THE GREAT GATSBY adaptation's translation of Fitzgerald's commentary.