Posts Tagged: Nicholas Rombes

A Book That Spans Decades In More Ways Than One

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Rumpus contributor Nicholas Rombes is writing a twenty-year novel.

What precisely does that mean? It means that the first pieces of the novel were published in 2009 as A Cultural Dictionary of Punk, and other published pieces will be collected into a Part I in 2019, and then still more pieces will be collected into a Part II in 2029—for a total timespan of twenty years.

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Cinema’s Occupy Zeitgeist

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Rumpus columnist Nicholas Rombes explores the “Occupy zeitgeist” in 2011 cinema over at Filmmaker. Rombes reveals how films such as Drive, Meek’s Cutoff, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Tree of Life, while seemingly “far removed” from the movement, “speak to Occupy anxieties of this past year.”

“…It’s possible that films like Tree of Life somehow capture — in their very structure — the decentralized fantasy of the movement.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #22: Nicholas Rombes in Conversation with Alex Smith

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Alex Smith lives in New York City, where he works as a homepage editor at MSN and as a freelance contributor for the New Yorker. During the interview, Alex drank a Kingfisher, and Rombes an Oberon. Some of Alex’s writing can be found at Flaming Pablum.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #17: Nicholas Rombes in Conversation with Joseph Sullivan

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Joseph Sullivan works as a user experience designer for a large trade association in Chicago.

“A user experience designer,” he said, “used to be called an information architect. Someone recently defined the job as ‘building structures,’ and that’s about right. Another way to think about it: I try to represent the users of our websites and their interests, which often conflict with marketing’s interests.” He can be found here on Twitter

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Punk Rock Explained

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I have an admission to make. I’m one of those people who changes the subject whenever punk rock comes up. Don’t get me wrong. I like the music. But I refuse to memorize the name of the Sex Pistols’ first bassist, I don’t understand the difference between all the different sub-genres,  and I’m always hoping no one will notice how much of a poseur I am. 

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