Robin A. Rothman
Omnivoracious Editor
Robin "Don't forget the A." Rothman spent more than a decade as a rock critic before dabbling in TV & Radio journalism and eventually dropping the byline altogether to be an entertainment & features editor. Now turning her full attention to books, she's drawn to quirky fiction, funny Sci-Fi, big fantasy, cult classics, pop culture nonfiction, and anything that will help her survive the zombie apocalypse.

Recent posts by Robin

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Graphic Novel Friday: Daredevil

By night, Daredevil is a blind hero with super-senses as a result of a radioactive chemical spill. By day, his alter ego, Matt Murdock, runs his own law firm to defend the defenseless. A superhero law drama? Why, that sounds like a great idea for a…television show!

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Cactus Ed and the Hippie-Hater: An Illustrated Tale of Two Haircuts

Can you judge a book by its cover? All the Wild That Remains author David Gessner contrasts two icons of Western literature--Edward Abbey and Wallace Stegner--starting at the top with the most conspicuous, if superficial, difference: their chosen hairstyles.

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The Wisdom of Perversity

Sara Sings the Praises of the LA Times Festival of Books

This week, much of the publishing world is in the UK at the London Book Fair, one of the industry’s several trade shows at which agents, publishers and some authors convene to buy, sell and discuss the books that the rest of us hoi polloi will be hearing about in the coming seasons...

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Roses

"The End Game is the Same for All of Us" - Talking to Indie Author Warren Adler

Indie author Warren Adler is best known for The War of the Roses, his masterpiece fictionalization of a macabre divorce. The book was turned into the Golden Globe and BAFTA-nominated dark comedy starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito.

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The Best Kids' Books of April

Our editors' picks for April's best children's books run the gamut from a real-life baby drawing his way through the night, to words of wisdom from the coolest cat around, to stories of magic and growing up...

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The Light of the World

Art Fixes Life in Time: Elizabeth Alexander on "The Light of the World"

Elizabeth Alexander, an acclaimed poet perhaps best known for the poem she delivered at Barack Obama’s first inauguration, grieves the loss of her beloved husband in the earthy and elegiac, The Light of the World...

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Curious

Curiosity Made the Cat

"I like the process of curiosity as a tool to build a bigger life for myself."

Film and television producer Brian Grazer (24, Apollo 13, Empire) talks to Amazon about his inquisitive nature, how "curiosity conversations" have contributed to his success, and how we all might benefit from asking a few thoughtful questions.

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Recipe Road Test: "The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook" Baked Ziti with Ricotta and Eggplant

Eggplant is a great meat-like vegetable but it also has potential cooking pitfalls that can have soggy and wholly unappetizing results. Done right, the purple fruit is delicious, and the folks at America's Test Kitchen came up with an eggplant pasta dish in The Complete Vegetarian Cookbook that is oh-so-right...

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Günter Grass

Günter Grass (1927-2015)

Nobel Prize-winning novelist Günter Grass died in hospital in Lübeck, Germany this morning. Mr. Grass was propelled to the forefront of postwar literature in 1959 with the publication of his inventive masterpiece The Tin Drum. When awarding Grass the Nobel...

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Deep

New Adult Comes of Age with Kylie Scott’s "Deep"

“Deep” in more ways than one, Kylie Scott’s Stage Dive romance series reaches its dramatic conclusion when commitment-phobic bass player Ben learns he’ll soon become a father.

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Made in Detroit

Marge Piercy: "Your Life Is Richer with Poetry"

I was a fan of poetry in theory until I fell in love for the first time--experiencing emotions I couldn't explain, and grasping for ways to understand and express them. It was then that I was introduced to Marge Piercy's work, and that gave me something to grasp onto...

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