Posts by: Martha Bayne

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Friday was one of those days where it felt like way too many threads had come unraveled from the thrift-store sweater of my life and were just tangled in an heap of wet yarn at my feet. One of those dreary grey days when I could have used some advice, and maybe a gentle voice saying, “It’ll be ok, sweet pea.” One of those days when I said, to no one in particular, on Twitter, “Do you ever have one of those days when you wish ‘Dear Sugar’ was still around?”

So imagine my surprise when only a few hours later Cheryl Strayed and (original Sugar) Steve Almond announced they were reviving “Dear Sugar” as a podcast.

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Sunday Links

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This week’s Sunday Rumpus essay is the Rumpus debut of one of my longtime personal favorite writers — and I say that with all proud claims to bias, because I also was, for a spell, her editor. Back in the 2000s Liz Tamny was the photo editor at the Chicago Reader, where I was an editor, but besides having a crack eye for artwork, she surprised me by being an amazingly probing, witty, and rigorous essayist and cultural critic.

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More Sunday Links

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I went to see Interstellar the other night, in need of three hours of sci-fi escapism from the terrestrial horrors of the last week, and while, frankly, it’s sort of an incomprehensible film, it not only served its purpose, it got me thinking about fathers and daughters.  Specifically, about another braniac father-daughter team that travels through a wormhole in the space-time continuum and saves the world: Meg Murry and Mr.

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Sunday Links: Words + Pictures

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We have been doing this Sunday Rumpus thing for a month now, and it’s been — to be quite honest — way more fun than we expected. Really, the feedback so far has been very gratifying, and it’s a joy to have the chance to showcase such great work.

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