Tess of the Road Review: Ramble On

By Christina Ladd on

Between publishers and bookstores and authors themselves clamoring for attention—preorder gifts! promotional temporary tattoos! listicles!!!—I sometimes forget to be grateful. It’s especially humbling, therefore, to come across a book that reminds me so powerfully that we are privileged to live in a time when such good writing on such meaningful topics is so readily available. …

Geeklies Look At: Mary and the Witch’s Flower

By Alan Mathews on

What if you could use any kind of magic imaginable for one night. How would you use it? When Studio Ghibli closed their doors in 2014, Yoshiaki Nishimura (西村 義明) felt the urge to create a new studio. As producer, he and Director Hiromasa Yonebayashi (米林 宏昌) came together to continue the stylistic traditions they’d learned at …