Monthly Archives: June 2014

Japan–47 Ronin and 50,000 Manga

47 Ronin and 50,000 manga highlighted my trip to Japan last month.  Our week in Tokyo began with a professional gathering featuring writer Sean Michael Wilson.  His recent The 47 Ronin: A Graphic Novel (2013), illustrated by Akiko Shimojima, recounts … Continue reading

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Weddings–Long Ago and Far Away

Spurred by invitations to weddings this June, the traditional month for them in Western society, I took pleasure this past week in reading vivid, skillful graphic novels about non-Western weddings and ways. Just published, Danica Novgorodoff’s The Undertaking of Lily … Continue reading

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The Romanim: Once a Ghetto, Always a Community

For Jews, the ‘hidden’ history of Rome is as compelling as any of its world-famous ruins or artistic splendors. My husband Don and I discovered this truth during our weeklong stay in Roma this past May. The majestic remains of … Continue reading

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