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Author Archives: Liz Matsushita (Blog Writer, SevenPonds)
How Pixar makes a floating house lead to a healing journey in one of the greatest animated love stories
Pixar is that magical Emeryville-based animation company that can do no wrong (except, perhaps, for the Cars franchise; otherwise, their output is perfection). In 2009, Pixar released what may be its magnum opus to date: UP. It’s a fun, entertaining romp … Continue reading
Lorrie Moore's stories deal artfully with illness and mortality in young children
Lorrie Moore has made an appearance on this blog before for a reason. Her simple, incisive writing and her tragically everyday characters make for some very affecting pieces on life, death and sickness. Moore’s 1998 collection of short stories is … Continue reading
Famed Native American author mixes dark humor and sadness in his treatments of loss and death
A while back, I reviewed the 1998 film Smoke Signals on the SevenPonds blog. This inspired me to read the collection of short stories on which the film was based. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is a … Continue reading
Native American Chris Eyre's film takes a funny and poignant look at two kinds of loss
Unfortunately, it is rare to find films with all Native American casts and it’s especially rare to find one that has reached anything approaching a wide release. That’s why the 1998 indie film Smoke Signals (directed by Chris Eyre), based … Continue reading
Friends struggle with how to break very bad news in this story of the moment before grief
A prominent 20th-century author and one of the great masters of language, Vladimir Nabokov wrote his share of epic, seminal novel-length works, including Lolita, Pale Fire, and Ada, or Ardor. But in the short story “Breaking the News,” first published … Continue reading