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John’s Pick: Asterios Polyp

John staff picks photoDavid Mazzucchelli’s outstanding graphic novel Asterios Polyp isn’t notable just for its satisfying story – about an arrogant architect who learns to see the world in a new way – but for the way that story is told:  elegant visual devices abound in this thematically rich work.

Cathleen’s Pick: Strict Joy

Cathleen staff picks pictureIf, like me, you were mesmerized by the magic of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová’s music in the film Once, you’ll be just as captivated by Strict Joy.  Gentle, aching harmonies interlace the bittersweet with the hopeful.  A truly poignant collaboration, these conversations in song will wring your heart.