The rumors are true. As has been just been announced, a whole bunch of very talented former staffers from the pop culture website The A.V. Club, including Keith Phipps, Scott Tobias, Tasha Robinson, Genevieve Koski, Nathan Rabin, and Noel Murray, are starting a brand new website called The Dissolve, a film-focused sister site to Pitchfork.com.
And I’ll be joining them. When their new site launches later this summer, I’ll be its news editor. Which is great. What’s less great is that it means I have to leave Criticwire, a site I have l loved working on.
Fortunately, I’m happy to report that Criticwire — both this blog and the network of critics connected to it — will both continue to be resources for the film criticism world. I might be leaving, but neither one is going anywhere.
We’ll have more details about the future of this blog soon. In the meantime, The Dissolve doesn’t start for quite a few weeks yet, and I’ll be here pretty much right up then, doing what I do. So you’re stuck with me for a little while longer. I have many more posts about directors telling critics to go eff themselves still to write.