A People with Passion correspondence, with Kubrick decoder Rob Ager

A People with Passion correspondence

Rob Ager, film analyst and Kubrick decoder

Interview conducted October 2010

The Meaning of the Monolith Revealed?

Good evening. Earlier this month, ReadJack.com recorded an interview via email correspondence with film analyst and Kubrick expert Rob Ager, at a distance of nearly 4000 miles from Chicago. It took pretty much no time at all for our words to reach Ager’s computer in Liverpool, but this time delay has been deleted from this recording. Continue reading “A People with Passion correspondence, with Kubrick decoder Rob Ager”

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OTJ presents… On Monday: a story in two parts

On the John presents…

On Monday: a story in two parts.

Edited first draft published September 29, 2010

Proper version published September 30, 2010

PART II (click here for Part I)

Run baby run. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The sun was shining hot, hotter than I’d thought when I left home, but each time I considered unzipping my hoodie I felt the wind once more, those summer/fall Chicago gusts so smooth and cold. It was 6:30 pm, an hour to kickoff. I was wandering east on Roosevelt back to the Pink Line. As I passed Damen and turned left on Wood, I realized that I did not wish to ride the train. So I walked. And I called Mike. And as we spoke, I was struck by one realization after another. Continue reading “OTJ presents… On Monday: a story in two parts”