July 18, 2014
by The OJBG Team
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Sneak Peek into the #Tapestry Trenches

By Kathleen. We’re hard at work preparing another long-form Tapestry video, which the intern and I totally just bonded over, and we have our subject to thank: Frances Hardinge. Romeo, our intern, says it’s his favorite Tapestry video yet! Equipped … Continue reading

May 17, 2013
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Otessa Publishes Her Short Story: Utopia

Otessa just joined the new social media reading platform, ReadWave and published her first short story! It’s totally different from what you’ve seen from her before. Her story is based on the true events of a mentally unwell woman who finds … Continue reading

April 30, 2013
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An Interview with Otessa Ghadar

At the 20/20 Productions web series screening at Filmfest DC this year, Otessa sat down with Aaron Mullins and Tyler Perry of Rubacam Media for an interview for The Georgetown Dish. Check out their conversation on Orange Juice, web series, and living in DC. You’ll learn some … Continue reading

March 13, 2013
by The OJBG Team
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Reading For Your (Not So) Inner Child

  As a show about teenagers, we totally get the whole young adult (YA) thing. We’re all for nostalgia for the bygone days, sweet reminiscing, and the exhilaration of youth. That’s why when we saw that 55% of the people who are buying … Continue reading

January 23, 2013
by The OJBG Team
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Quote – Zadie Smith on JOY

  We certainly don’t need to be neuroscientists to know that wild romantic crushes—especially if they are fraught with danger—do something ecstatic to our brains, though like the pills that share the name, horror and disappointment are usually not far … Continue reading

December 15, 2012
by The OJBG Team
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Holy Moments & the Magic of Film

Liz. There are rare moments when I speak to someone and I feel like I have met a kindred soul; someone who lights a spark of wonder in me and to whom I feel inexplicably drawn. Such moments are fleeting … Continue reading

August 29, 2011
by Otessa
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Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater My rating: 4 of 5 stars Where to start… there are so many remarkable and wonderful elements to this book. The prose is lyrical and moving– and it conjurs an icy, pristine environment in a very … Continue reading