Elisa Shoenberger

Elisa Shoenberger (she/her) is a writer in Chicago. She has been published in the Slate, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, and many others. She also has written about books for Murder & Mayhem, Earth Island Journal, Broad Street Review, Chicago Reader, and others. She is also the co-founder and co-editor of The Antelope, a journal of oral history and mayhem. She tweets at @vogontroubadour and her work can be found here.

Who is La Borinqueña?

A look at the history and creation of Afro-Puerto Rican superhero comic named La Boriqueña who gets her powers from Puerto Rico itself.

8 of the Most Unique Little Free Libraries

Free Little Libraries are delightful to find but some creators take them to a new level. Here are eight unique free little libraries.

8 Books like THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY

For fans of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, here is a list of eight books in the spirit of Douglas Adams' irreverent and absurd series.

Books as Tall as a Human: A Brief Look at Gigantic Books

How big can books get? A brief discussion about the largest books printed including John James Audubon and more.

A Tiny History of Miniature Books

A tiny history of printed miniature books from the age of printing to the present day. See how presidents and astronauts got into it all!

What Are the Key Elements of a Murder Mystery?

A murder mystery aficionado explores the five key elements of a good murder mystery, including the need for clues and suspects.

What Murder Mysteries Get Wrong About The Law

A brief look at what murder mysteries books, films, and television shows get wrong about the legal system in the US.

Of Cemeteries and Monuments: Writing the Past

Two authors discuss writing books about cemeteries and monuments, including why preserving these stories is important.

A Brief History of Jewish Superheroes

In honor of Whistle, this is a brief look at the Jewish origins of the superhero comics with a look at new and old Jewish superheroes.

15 Sweetly Spooky Halloween Books for Toddlers

Here is a list of 15 sweet and spooky Halloween books for toddlers, including Spooky Pookie by Sandra Boynton, to get them excited about the best holiday of all.

8 High-Tech Mysteries for When Social Media Turns Deadly

We tend to think of English manors and quaint villages for murder mysteries, but this list shows murder can be high-tech.

How to Pack Books for Vacation: A Mathematical Formula

Packing books for travel is always a challenge. Here's some tips, including an equation to help you make the best book choices for your trip.

9 Mysteries With Environment and Conservation Themes

The land is full of secrets, and these books are too! The environment and conservation are central to the plot of these nine murder mysteries.

What Murder Mysteries Get Wrong About Forensic Sciences

Murder mystery enthusiasts like our mysteries and we like forensics. We talk to Medical Examiners about what mysteries get wrong (and right).

10 Enchanting Bookstore Mysteries

Bookstores are magic and full of wonder, so read these excellent bookstore mysteries, including murder mysteries and more!

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