Charlie Jane Anders rose to internet stardom thanks to her razor-sharp pop-culture criticism as the founder and co-editor of io9, including this masterpiece on Michael Bay and this analysis of M. Night Shyamalan.
The largest book fair in the Midwest descends upon Chicago again this weekend at the 32nd annual Printers Row Lit Fest. More than 100 writers will join dozens of booksellers and over 100,000 people in one of Chicago’s most historic downtown locales.
It was Tahir’s experience as an editor at The Washington Post, where she daily encountered real-life atrocities in places like Sudan, that inspired her to write the first book, which tackles themes of war, violence, and inequality.
I wouldn’t compare anyone to John Wilkes Booth—not out loud, anyway—because I can’t imagine any modern-day celebrity would appreciate being compared to a mediocre actor who became the most hated man in America.