Articles by: Alexandra Silverman

BREAKING BAD

Dear Breaking Bad Season One: I’m Falling In Love With a Great Show

Dear Breaking Bad Season One: I’m Falling In Love With a Great Show

Dear Season One, I’m writing this wearing a beanie and a puffy red vest that’s way too big for me, my pants are sagging, also, I’m eyeing a puny electric razor on my bathroom counter that looks like it might […]

by × June 5, 2014 ×

NEW RELEASES

4 Reasons the Second Miss Peregrine’s Book is Even Better Than the First

4 Reasons the Second Miss Peregrine’s Book is Even Better Than the First

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, a YA crossover hit by Ransom Riggs, was released in 2011 to glowing praise from no less than The Fault in Our Stars author John Green. The novel boasted an innovative twist on a timeworn […]

by × February 18, 2014 ×

BOOK LOVERS

Who’s Your Literary Girlfriend?

Who’s Your Literary Girlfriend?

You can admit it—you kiiinnndaa think you could’ve saved Anna Karenina—she’d be that good kind of crazy under your mellowing influence. Katniss is crushworthy (her temper, indecisiveness, and sulkiness are totally charming), Elizabeth Bennett’s pride never bothered you, and with […]

by × January 30, 2014 ×

READING LISTS

5 Books that Play with Fire

5 Books that Play with Fire

Maybe kids who grew up in big cities (where there were things to do, and actual danger) never felt compelled to light things on fire with Bic lighters from 7-Eleven, but in the quiet, cookie-cutter suburbs of L.A., we did […]

by × January 24, 2014 ×

FILM ADAPTATIONS

Our Picks for More TV Movie Adaptations, in a Post-Flowers in the Attic World

Our Picks for More TV Movie Adaptations, in a Post-Flowers in the Attic World

Smell that? It’s the distinct aroma of bananas, a cloud of weirdness hovering around the vicinity of your TV. This weekend Lifetime, the network of cautionary cinematic tales, hokey holiday fare, and melodramatic true-life tales (see: She’s Too Young, The Twelve […]

by × January 20, 2014 ×

THE DEADLY SINS READING LIST

The 7 Deadly Sins Reading List: Sloth

The 7 Deadly Sins Reading List: Sloth

On the subject of sloth and sloths, I have three things to say: 1. Sloths, those furry two- and three-toed mammals, may be displacing cats as the animal the internet <3s the most—voila the meme evidence 2. The sloth crime […]

by × January 14, 2014 ×

GEEKING OUT

How (Not) to Tick off a Literary Superfan

How (Not) to Tick off a Literary Superfan

Geeks are my people. Book geeks, mostly—spastic, obsessive, all-in types. Literary superfans know everything (about their chosen reads), and it’s an honor to geek at their feet. If you don’t have any superfan friends, pencil in making some as a […]

by × January 14, 2014 ×

LITERARY TYPES

Literary Power Couples We’re Crushing On

Literary Power Couples We’re Crushing On

Your garden-variety creep would probably say she intends a list like this to be complimentary, and I do, really. I’ve got no history of stalking, my Facebook skills are sub-geriatric, and I accidentally spilled things on most of the celebrities […]

by × January 8, 2014 ×

HISTORY BOOKS

Our Favorite Hidden Histories, Revealed

Our Favorite Hidden Histories, Revealed

2013 was a banner year for revelatory writing: The Secret History author Donna Tart released her first book since 2002; the heavily anticipated (and, at 776 pages, just plain heavy) second volume of Mark Twain’s autobiography came out in October; Adam […]

by × December 30, 2013 ×