When I was coming up, my household owned just two videos, which I watched in perpetual rotation: the musical The Wiz, and Eddie Murphy’s 1983 stand-up act Delirious....more
Canadian novelist Catherine Bush discusses the powers—and lives—of accusation, the close relationship between work and character, and the role of the social circus, at home and in the developing world....more
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Author Rachel DeWoskin talks with her father-in-law, educator, writer, and activist Bill Ayers, about the private man behind the mythos and demonization of his public persona....more
In this column, J. Ryan Stradal examines complex issues of the NFL and brings you original interviews....more
Give the gift of The Rumpus this holiday season! We have plenty of holiday gift options, which you can view here!...more
From all of us at The Rumpus: “Happy Thanksgiving!”...more
Mary Kay Zuravleff talks about the DNA of the novel, how wordplay and math-thinking have influenced her writing, and the meaning behind “the art of family life is to not take it personally.”...more
Poet Ellen Bryant Voigt speaks to the power of syntax, and her newest collection, Headwaters—”a monument to the conscious mind’s compulsion to order and interpret a chaotic world.”...more
Throughout the film’s first act, Scott and screenwriter Cormac McCarthy present a culture of testosterone, then spend later scenes toying with this impression…...more
Few books will demand so much from you…...more
We sit down with Rumpus contributor Owen King to talk about his latest book, Double Feature, paying homage to movies that are unintentionally funny, and only using research that gives a story meaning....more
I tell Hairy Mary’s mom that I get $466.00 a month in social security and she can have the whole thing for food and lights and stuff, if she’ll let me stay....more
Of the estimated 1,500 people to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge, only thirty-four are known to have survived. Kevin Hines is one of them....more