Robert Sullivan’s books include Rats, The Meadowlands, and My American Revolution.
 (January 2019)

IN THE REVIEW

The Ministry of Mr. Rogers

Fred Rogers and François Clemmons in an episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, 1993

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

a documentary film by Morgan Neville

The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers

by Maxwell King
Fifty years after the first episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood aired, we are still modulating through versions of Fred Rogers.

NYR DAILY

A Very American Zombie Virus in ‘Blood Quantum’

Forrest Goodluck, Michael Greyeyes and Kiowa Gordon in Jeff Barnaby's Blood Quantum, 2019

Blood Quantum is an old-school zombie film, as opposed to the recent onslaught of AMC Walking Dead wannabes. Like George Romero’s 1968 classic, Night of the Living Dead, the blood and guts add up to a social critique. What makes Blood Quantum a credit to its genre is the way it honors indigenous filmmaking, in particular the work of Alanis Obomsawin, the renowned eighty-eight-year-old Abenaki filmmaker who has, in more than fifty films, chronicled the modern liberal governments of the US and Canada laying siege to North American indigenous communities.