RM220

“Now that the Times-Picayune and the weekly newspapers have cut all but the most perfunctory book coverage, Room 220 is the only place to find serious (and also irreverent) discussion of literature in New Orleans.” — New York Review of Books

Repossession

Fiction by Meg Elison “Mom, I can’t move home. I love you and Dad, but it would crush my spirit. I’m fighting so hard to feel like an adult. Right. Right, I know. It’s only the last little bit of…

All Blood and No Guts: Blood Quantum is a gory thrill-ride but lacks substance

Blood Quantum is an indigenous zombie movie set on the Mi’kmaq Red Crow Reservation in Canada. It follows rez Police Chief, Traylor, (looking like the quintessential NDN warrior, all broad shoulders and braids) and his family, Joss (Traylor’s nurse ex-wife),…

The Candyman Can

When I first heard that Jordan Peele was producing a new Candyman, I talked to a good friend about it. I remember him mentioning that he hoped Tony Todd would take up the hook again, and I told him that…

Dirty South (uncut and distant)

–For Mannie Fresh where the symbols of slavery drawn down to a blocking, would you sing here what it means to be priced, put cash money on living, here in the clay by the river, better get money you can…

The By-products of Isolation

It’s the middle of the week and Sharon gets a call from the interpreting agency she works for. Since the quarantine began, she has declined several jobs she has been offered, many of which take place in crowded hospitals where…

By Easter

Poetry by Alex Jennings     I I saw you standing by the hearth– Your buckled leather shoes The stern cut of your coat Colorless hair gathered back With ribbon. Spilled my morning Tea. I burned my own wrist. Cried…

Quarantine Poems

Poetry by Cate Root     Grief   I cry for the quarters my friend lathered with soap and water. Imagine them set on a napkin. Imagine them drying in the sun. Imagine stacks of fresh laundry. Imagine that we…

The Birds Will Tell You

Fiction by Té V. Smith Heaven looks a lot lower after the world has blown up. Leaders scramble to direct fault. Religions that once boasted true and living gods are deadly silent. No one received a prophecy of warning. Well-made…

Passwords for this Moment

New Orleans poet Nikki Mayeux shares daily art prompts to support the essential activity of creation When quarantine started, I knew I wanted to create a daily artistic practice in the way that you know you should probably drink some…

Written in Lightning : (Looking Back at Watchmen)

Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen chooses to speak directly to Black America Watchmen is widely regarded to be one of the greatest graphic novels of all time—especially when it comes to superhero stories. In my view, Watchmen was a true achievement for…

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