Author Rob St. Mary delves into his book, Re-Entry:The Orbit Magazine Anthology, which chronicles the story, impact and legacy of Detroit’s Orbit Magazine.

Set for release in 2015, Re-Entry:The Orbit Magazine Anthology will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the birth of one of Detroit’s most iconic cultural magazines. The book covers the history of Orbit beginning with the Detroit punk scene, including early publications of White Noise and Fun magazine, and works its way into modern times with the ongoing Dirty Show (the latest and longest running creation of Orbit founder, Jerry Vile). The book includes full replications of every Orbit issue and will be in the tabloid size the original magazines were printed.

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Our writer/photographer, Chuck Marshall spoke with Rob St. Mary about some of the history behind Orbit Magazine and what this book project means to him and the city of Detroit’s cultural history.

Rob St. Mary - Author of Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology

Rob St. Mary – Author of Re-Entry: The Orbit Magazine Anthology


Rob St. Mary Interview – Part 1

Rob St. Mary Interview – Part 2

You can support the book project and get some cool swag (including your very own copy of the book) by making a tax deductible donation to the Orbit book donation page on Patronicity.

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About The Author

Chuck is a native Michigander. He grew up in Detroit, and later Pinckney. He now calls Ann Arbor home. Running is in Chuck’s blood. He has run several marathons and numerous other races. His favorite race is Dances with Dirt in Hell, Michigan. Chuck was first exposed to photography in 7th grade. He has been a photographer ever since, honing his skills shooting landscapes and most recently concerts. In addition to experiencing music from behind the camera, Chuck is a musician in his own right. He has been playing guitar since his teen years. He played in Detroit area metal band, Battalion, recorded two independent releases, and toured. Today when not covering concerts, you can find him online at his blog, Life In Michigan.

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