Portland film geeks of all ages are in for a rare treat this month. Beginning Friday, the Northwest Film Center is celebrating Studio Ghibli by screening 13 films from Japan’s most famous and critically acclaimed animation studio.
Few first-time novelists have made a larger splash than Junot Diaz did with The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which won the Pulitzer Prize and received widespread critical acclaim and commercial success.
Gershon Hundert led an ambitious project, one that by all counts has been a resounding success. As editor-in-chief of the YIVO Encyclopedia of Jews in Eastern Europe, Hundert helmed a team that set out to rigorously capture an entire ethnicity nearly destroyed by genocide and that threatened to disappear into the annals of history.