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Posts by: Lisa Dusenbery

The Short Answer

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So in order to say why I’m making movies I would have to answer why I write books and maybe, more importantly, why I would ever want to publish a book that I had written. At that point your getting into some pretty dark places.

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Algren, The Movie

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Check out the trailer for the forthcoming documentary on writer Nelson Algren, “recipient of the first National Book Award for Man With a Golden Arm, Simone de Beauvoir’s ‘Chicago Bohemian’ lover, a Beat writer before the Beats, a forerunner of the Gonzo movement, drinking buddy of Roger Ebert.”

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Utne Media Award Nomination!

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We have some good news, folks. We’ve been nominated as one of four finalists for the 2013 Utne Media Award in the category of Best Writing!

Presented by the editorial staff of Utne Reader, the award is in its 24th year.

Big congrats to all the excellent nominees in each and every category! Get the details after the jump:

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Rumpus Ink

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Last year, we published Chris Stedman’s essay “Sympathy for the Devil” with accompanying artwork by the one-and-only Jason Novak. Now, Chris has turned Jason’s illustrations into tattoos!

Of his new ink (which you can check out after the jump), Chris says:

I hope they will serve to remind me to respond to intolerance and fear with patience and empathy (as well as sense of humor).

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Dirty Words

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Here’s an intriguing visual analysis of 5000 escort field reports from the UK’s largest cities.

The infographic paints a picture of a typical encounter based on most popular sex acts, descriptors of location and escort, average duration, price paid, and more.

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