Fjords Reviews

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  • Spindle City By Jotham Burrello

 

Film Review
“A Breathing Time Machine”
(lyrics from Laundry Room-The Avett Brothers)
May It Last: A Portrait of the Avett Brothers—
Review by: Jennifer Parker

September 7, 2017

Film - Move Over Hogwarts—The Practical Magic Is at Headfort, School Life

Folk rock is kind of the “not otherwise specified” exception diagnosis for those of us who can’t quite stomach the idea of identifying with anything to do with country music. There’s a few artists who fall into this category. The greats include Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Tracey Chapman and Leonard Cohen... read more >

Interview
Introducing Jonathan Reiss— A Writer for a New Century
Getting Off
Book Review and Author Interview by: Jennifer Parker

September 1, 2017

Film - Jonathan Reiss

The book Getting Off is the fictional story of a young heroin addict who is betwixt and between what remains of his upper-middle class background and the likelihood of overdosing on drugs, becoming homeless or dying in a stranger’s apartment. It’s a sort of introspective social comedy, in which an entire subculture is artfully represented by one individual... read more >

Film Review
It’s not about the Battle
Crown Heights—
A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

August 18, 2017

Film -  It’s not about the Battle, Crown Heights— A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

Historical Fiction as a genre can often run the risk of revisionist history. In the case of Crown Heights, the least history can do for Colin Warner, his family, the sixteen-year-old boy, Mario Hamilton, whose life was senselessly ended on April 10, 1980 and the estimated 120,000 wrongfully incarcerated people in our country... read more >

Film Review
Move Over Hogwarts—The Practical Magic Is at Headfort School Life
Book Review and Author Interview by: Jennifer Parker

September 7, 2017

Film - Move Over Hogwarts—The Practical Magic Is at Headfort, School Life

Maybe it’s the fairytale castle in the verdant lushness that can only exist in Ireland. Perhaps it’s the somewhat beatnik headmaster telling a roomful of children between the ages of seven and thirteen that they are already in charge of their own lives and discovering that his words are anything but trite... read more >

Film Review
The Evolution of an Artist
Polina-
A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

August 24, 2017

Film - Polina - Film Reviews by: Jennifer Parker

From somewhere on a bridge between a coming of age movie and a dance film, the French directors Valérie Müller and Angelin Preljoçaj bring us Polina. This is an enchanting and emotionally bare film about a Millennial dancer growing up in post–Cold–War Moscow, who discovers after a decade of classical training that she doesn’t want to be a ballerina... read more >

Film Review
The Dog Days of Summer—Two Ways to Beat the Heat
Lemon and Logan Lucky-
A Film Review by Jennifer Parker

August 18, 2017

Film - The Dog Days of Summer—Two Ways to Beat the Heat, Lemon and Logan Lucky- Film Reviews by: Jennifer Parker

It’s August 2017. The news is no fun no matter what side of the political spectrum you find yourself on—but we’re in the good ole U.S of A and Americans have a long tradition of going to the movies when times are tough. Just look at all the fantastic Depression Era movies and the films that came out of WWII: All Quiet on the Western Front (1930), The Public Enemy (1931), Casablanca (1941) and Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) are just a few examples... read more >

Past Issues
CURRENT ISSUE
  • Fjords - Volume 1, Issue 1 DEBUT

    Art by Clay Witt, poetry by Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda, fiction by Stephen Wade.

  • Fjords - Volume 1, Issue 2 B/W PHOTO

    Fiction by Peter Liu, poetry by Jonathan Greenhause, memoir by Verity Barudin.

  • Fjords - Volume 1, Issue 3 PROGRESSIVE

    Poetry by Vanessa Blakeslee, paintings by Vadis Turner, and a review of Boy.

  • Fjords - Volume 1, Issue 4 PORTRAIT MASTERS

    Art by Kehinde Wiley, fiction by Philip Kobylarz, and poetry by Nancy Carol Moody.

  • Fjords - Volume 2, Issue 1 LINE

    Billy Collins Interviewed, fiction by Erik Martiny, prose by Ori Fienberg.

  • Fjords - Volume 2, Issue 2 YUMI SAKUGAWA

    Jacob M. Appel Interviewed, art by Yumi Sakugawa, essay by Sean Carswell

  • Fjords - Volume 2, Issue 3 SPRING 2014

    Poetry by Sarah Palin Erased, interview by Phillip Gross, short story by Erik Martiny, essay by Jeffrey Skinner, art by Paul Kolker

  • Fjords - Volume 2, Issue 4 FALL 2014

    Poetry by Annie Christain, interview by Aurelie Sheehan, fiction by Julia Fine, essay by Kirk Nesset, art curated by Owen Duffy

  • Fjords - Volume 2, Issue 4 Spring 2015

    Poetry by Nandini Dhar, interview by Sean Street, fiction by Patrick Wilson, essay by Salpi Vartivarian, art by Nance Van Winkle

  • Fjords - Volume 3, Issue 4 Fall 2015

    Poetry by Chen Chen, Art by Noah Becker, Interview by Chris Belden, Fiction by Elisa Wolf, Essay by Jay Varner

Fjords - Volume 4, Issue 1

Spring/Summer 2016

INTRODUCING:
Tanya Grae

POETRY:
Danez Smith

ART:
Steve Miller

INTERVIEW:
Junot Diaz

ESSAY & ART:
Ernesto Caivano

FICTION:
Jamie B. De Monte