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.

What Makes a Good Biography?

The story of a life is vast and can take many shapes, and whose stories get told in the first place shape the way we view history.

Who Reads Book Reviews?

If you’ve ever wondered who reads book reviews and what purpose they serve, here are a few different perspectives,

9 Books for Beginning Wine Drinkers

Read your way into the world of wine, whether you're a beginner or a lover of all things reds, whites, and rosés.

The History of Nazi Book Burning

The history of Nazi book burning is one of the most obvious antecedents to the censorship of books in the U.S.

8 Paranormal Comics for Teens

These paranormal comics display the horror and weirdness of both adolescence and the supernatural with dramatic, gripping illustrations.

The Life of a Library Book

A look at the lifecycle of a library book, from the time it's acquired till retirement after a long and full shelf life.

The Philosophies of Eloise

"If there is a party nearby, you're going. No invitation? No problem," and other life lessons worth learning from Eloise.

11 Books on Capitalism

Participating in society doesn't mean we can’t critique it. These books on capitalism see criticism and resistance as a critical act.

United States Artists Announces the 2022 Class of Fellows

The Class of Fellows is the largest it's ever been, including 6 writing fellows who will each receive $50,000 to support their artistic work.

10 Anti-Diet Books for the New Year

Fatphobia is rooted in anti-Blackness and fueled by the diet industry. These books can help liberate us from this harmful mindset, including Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear. Get On the Mat. Love Your Body by Jessamyn Stanley.