Anna and the Agency of True Love
Film / Reviews

Anna and the Agency of True Love

By: Casey Wilson
In the months since Frozen’s release, we’ve seen many discussions about what it does differently than most Disney movies: the importance of the sisterly bond, the way the movie mocks notions of insta-love, the multiple ways Elsa’s anthem “Let It Go” can be interpreted. All of these topics have made for meaty conversations about what we expect from Continue reading

Works in Progress: Nini Berndt’s “The Hooved Girl and the Giant”
Works in Progress

Works in Progress: Nini Berndt’s “The Hooved Girl and the Giant”

This story by Nini Berndt, the latest chapter in the “Works in Progress” series of this blog, was inspired by the collaborations of Maurice Sendak and Randall Jarrell that produced such remarkable, haunting books as The Bat-Poet (1964),  The Animal Family (1965), Fly By Night (1976), and especially Jarrell’s translations of Grimm fairy tales in … Continue reading