Film Comment and the physical world

Ken Foster
6 min readAug 10, 2020

The magazine Film Comment was a tangible space for discovering and exploring the world of film; then the pandemic swept it away.

Even today, I could find that section of the library stacks blindfolded. The first floor of Stevenson Library, to the very end of the L-shaped layout, then a u-turn along the windows to the desk three rows up from the end. That’s where the stash of Film Comment could be…

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Ken Foster

Author of fiction and non-fiction; dog guy; bad boxer. New book, City of Dogs, is just out now from Avery/Penguin.