by Nicholas Rombes
Somehow, it was Julia’s Detroit. It seemed it always had been.
I’d been sent to Detroit to save someone, although in the end it was me who needed saving.
Maybe it was because I only understood the city through the filter of her stories and the byways of their telling. It was her eyes, after all, that showed me what to look at, what to ignore.
In our morning reading: an interview with Jeff Jackson, a review of Eddy Current Suppression Ring’s new album, and more.
In our morning reading: Kim Gordon on life in LA, exploring a Susan Choi sentence, and more.
In our afternoon reading: an interview with Noah Cicero, thoughts on Jess Row’s new book, and more.
In our morning reading: excerpts from novels by Jeff VanderMeer and Gina Apostol, an interview with Novuyo Rosa Tshuma, and more.
In our morning reading: exploring the fiction of John Langan and Ottessa Moshfegh, great news about a Brooklyn cultural institution, and more.
In our morning reading: reviews of books by Norah Lange and Nicholas Rombes, an interview with Lacy M. Johnson, and more.
The Removals, the first film from writer-director Nicholas Rombes, simultaneously occupies a number of bold artistic territories. It’s a speculative work about an underground organization revisiting and re-enacting moments from history to change society to their own end; it’s a paranoid thriller about members of that organization growing disenchanted with it; and it’s about the troubles can come when you attempt to revisit the past. (In this film there are echoes of everything from Charlie Kaufman’s film Synecdoche, New York […]