A site by Chris Lombardo

for the little things you might have missed


Here at Sunset Over Ithaca, you’ll find both fiction excerpts and critical essays on everything from video games to literary theory. Since 2015, my mission has been to write approachable criticism that places the media we all enjoy in context with the world around us. However successful I’ve been — that’s up to you.

So if that’s your jam, come in! Take off your shoes, and stay a while. Chances are you’ll find something to love, or at least make you think, somewhere in these pages.

Genius or fool, you don’t live in the world alone. You can hide underground or you can build a wall around yourself, but somebody’s going to come along and screw up the works.

— Haruki Murakami, Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World