Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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Ring in the new year with these Rumpus interviews from the weekend!

There’s an interview with writer/director Craig Zobel about his movie Compliance, a fictionalized version of real-life series of events in which people posed as police officers over the phone and convinced fast-food employees to strip-search coworkers. He discusses the unbelievable power of social pressure and the way we distance ourselves from people to whom bad things have happened.

There’s also an interview with the inimitable T Cooper, whose meditative memoir Real Man Adventures is a Rumpus Book Club pick and the source of all the sweet tunes we’ve been releasing recently.


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →