Month: June 2017

LA Zine Fest – Zine Review Roundup

LA Zine Fest stormed its way into downtown LA’s fashion district and brought with it an incredible number of cartoonists and zine makers creating art at every intersection. One of the most inclusive, accessible, and incredible shows I’ve ever attended, I actually left with a whole bunch of amazing (and affordable) zines, which, as a…

Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku, Part 1 movie poster, Robot Communications, 2016

Poetry Becomes Her in Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku

Chihayafuru: Kami no Ku (Part 1) Director: Norihiro Koizumi Original screenplay: Yuki Suetsugu (manga), Norihiro Koizumi (screenplay) Cast: Suzu Hirose, Shuhei Nomura, Mackenyu, Mone Kamishiraishi North American premiere: June 10, 2017 (Canada) 花さそふ (It entices the flowers—) あらしの庭の (the storm—but through the garden’s white) 雪ならで (it is not snow) ふりゆくものは (and what it is that’s scattering) わが身なりけり…