Maddie Rodriguez

Maddie Rodriguez is a freelance writer and communications specialist who earned her MA in English Literature from the University of Victoria by writing about The Age of Innocence and Gossip Girl (yes, really). When not writing, Maddie can be found reading or watching television; she has Too Many Feelings about both activities, and expresses them via expansive hand gestures or ALL CAPS (depending on how far away the conversation's other party is). Maddie and her fellow reader/writer partner live in Ottawa. They share their apartment with an ever-encroaching tower of books and two calamity-prone cats. Life is never dull. Twitter: @MaddieMuses

A Cursed Child Midnight Release Diary

A Harry Potter fan gets her first taste of a midnight release party with The Cursed Child

I Read the Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer Emails and I Have Questions

A beloved novelist and a brilliant actress emailed. We have questions.

Anatomy of a Scene: The Many Endings of Carrie

A look at how three adaptations of Stephen King's CARRIE handle the ending, and why it matters.

Anatomy of a Scene: Darcy’s (first) Proposal

A look at how three adaptations of Pride and Prejudice handle the first proposal scene.

Let’s Talk Spoiler Myths

A breakdown of common myths about spoilers.

The Surprising Bookishness of the Crimson Peak Art Book

On the literary bonafides of the Crimson Peak tie-in book.

Anatomy of a Scene: Before and After the Book-Burning in Little Women

Laurie Isn’t a Good Guy; He’s a Nice Guy™

Against the “Serious Reader”

Anatomy of a Scene: Darcy’s (first) Proposal