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December Newsletter: Stories Are for All Ages

    Photos: Classiq Journal     “There are so many unknowns and possibilities out there,” said Tiny Dragon. “Well then,” said Big Panda, “let’s see how many we can try.” Big Panda and Tiny Dragon: The Journey     … Read More

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Illustrator Tony Stella Talks Columbo

Illustrator Tony Stella shares his brilliant work and his own fascination with Columbo. Read More

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Dorothy Dandridge Brings an Element of Noir to Otto Preminger’s “Carmen Jones”

Carmen is wild and free and wants to remain free, and the director is on his heroine’s side. Dorothy Dandridge – cool swagger, eyes aflame, every move a prowl – is fierce in her performance and Preminger directs her so that we know, too, that she loves freedom and is as dangerous as a feline on the lookout for her next prey, determined “to look life and death straight in the eye”. Read More

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Telling Good Stories, with Ileana Achim

Zoe navigates on an umbrella on the sea of the world’s stories. She is endlessly curious and eager to explore new frontiers. She is like one of the great storybook travellers – Mary Poppins, Aladdin, Phileas Fogg and Dorothy Gale. In our interview, Ileana Achim, Editura Frontiera, and I talk children’s books, writers and illustrations, finding good stories to publish and why … Read More

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November Newsletter: I Like to Call It Noirvember

    Photos: Classiq Journal     Is Humphrey Bogart the most emblematic actor for the American cinema? Yes, I believe he is. He was a man of his times. And he played both of the most celebrated detectives in … Read More

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