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.

Plan a Book-Themed Beach Day With These Reading Accessories

Prepare for a day reading at the beach with these bookish summertime accessories, including towels, water bottles, totes, and hats!

9 Queer Adventure Comics

From seance tea parties to neo-westerns and portal fantasies, these queer adventure comics go beyond the coming out narrative.

7 Books About the Attention Economy

In a time when human attention is commodified, these books on the attention economy offer a history and solutions for forging a way forward.

6 Soothing Bedtime Books for Kids

Looking for some reads that'll help prepare the kids for a good night's sleep? Add these excellent bedtime books for kids to the library.

7 Cozy and Cheerful Books like TED LASSO

The best books like Ted Lasso that read like a warm hug. Enjoy these cozy sports books and fish-out-of-water stories, including Running with Lions by Julian Winters.

Authors Respond to Texas School District Book Ban

Authors including Carmen Maria Machado and Margaret Atwood respond to the banning of their books in Texas schools.

5 of the Best Comics That Tackle Difficult Topics

Comics about difficult topics, and that explicitly confront uncomfortable themes, have a lot of power for the cartoonists and readers alike.

The Phantom Tollbooth Author Norton Juster Has Died at 91

Norton Juster, architect and author of the beloved children's book The Phantom Tollbooth, has passed away. Here is the legacy he has left.

A Media Studies Perspective on Canceling Books

A media studies scholar analyzes the concept of canceling books, including how Orwell fits in and who gets left out of the conversation.

The Passionate Life of Emily Dickinson

Learn more about the life, loves, and current reconstruction of Emily Dickinson as a classic poet now.