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.

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.

8 New Comics to Read in January

January's comics include different genres and diverse art styles. Get ready or comics that range from realistic to fantastical, like Shubeik Lubeik (Pantheon Graphic Library) By Deena Mohamed.

8 Fashion History Books

From the history of glasses to queer culture in fashion, the best fashion history books give a nuanced take on our wardrobes, including Dressed in Dreams.

A Ranking of New York City Bookstores

A ranking of New York City bookstores, including language-focused stores, comics stores, gift spots, and more.

No, Books Should Not Have Content Ratings Like Movies

In recent years, certain groups have demanded a more robust rating system for books, but there are many reasons this would be inequitable.

Happy Halloween!: 8 Autumnal (But Not Scary) Halloween Reads

For seasonal reads that aren't horror, these cozy autumnal books like The Bakeshop at Pumpkin and Spice skip the gore and instead put the "happy" in "Happy Halloween!"

How Will Overturning of Roe v. Wade Influence Book Trends?

What will the world of books look like now that Roe v. Wade has been overturned?