By Alyssa Rosenberg on March 4, 2014
There's lots of great reporting about the Ukraine out there (and here on ThinkProgress). But here are seven novels that consider Russian resurgence.
By Alyssa Rosenberg on January 29, 2014
'Frozen's Prince Not-So-Charming works because even though he's a bad romantic object, he's an actual person.
By Alyssa Rosenberg on December 16, 2013
The biggest lightning rods, most revealing non-fiction, smartest young adult novel, and worst book of 2013
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By Alyssa Rosenberg on December 7, 2013
If you want to know more about Nelson Mandela and the country he helped transform, here are five books and five articles you can use as a jumping-off point.
By Alyssa Rosenberg on November 13, 2013
Sure, the inspiration for 300 Sandwiches is a little goofy and performative. But it could make a genuinely appealing cookbook.
By Betsy Phillips, Guest Blogger on November 6, 2013
Do we all have to take sides?
By Max Gladstone on November 4, 2013
Dragons are the blood splatter of fantasy. By which I mean: dragons are a key, and visible, clue to the nature of the fantasy that's been committed.
By Alyssa Rosenberg on October 29, 2013
Fantasy author Max Gladstone explains what economic development and magic have in common, and how to avoid Manic Pixie Dreamgirl-ism.
By Alyssa Rosenberg on October 18, 2013
Stephen Jimenez's shoddy 'The Book Of Matt' doesn't come close to proving a new theory of Matthew Shepard's death. But it does set new standards in vanity.
By Alyssa Rosenberg on October 8, 2013
'Fangirl' is a charming coming of age novel, but its depiction of fan communities and the reasons they're a draw are ultimately somewhat thin.