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.

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.

United States Artists Announces the 2021 Class of Fellows

The United States Artists (USA) announced its 2021 class of Fellows on February 3rd, the largest class in the organization's history.

8 Fake Dating Romance Novels

These stories are popping up everywhere on streaming, and you can find some great ones on the page in these fake dating romance novels, including If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane.

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.