Posts by: Timothy Faust

Kids With Guns: Notes and Photographs from Palestine

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Palestine Speaks is a San Francisco-based, Kickstarter-funded independent journalism initiative collecting stories of daily life in Palestine. Assistant editor and Rumpus photographer Timothy Faust recently traveled to Palestine with the project. This report for The Rumpus is excerpted from his travelogue.

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Peeing as Art

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Roger Ebert, in a blog post that set a million messageboards aflame, once stated that “video games can never be as art.” Clearly he wasn’t aware of this new urinal-based gaming venture. Achievement unlocked.

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What Do You Know About Palestine?

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Maybe you know a lot. Maybe you can offer an impromptu academic analysis of the the causes of the Second Intifada. Maybe you’ve toed the dirt in Jerusalem or made eye contact with someone inside one of the West Bank’s twenty refugee camps. Palestine Speaks is a book meant for you. Maybe you don’t know […]

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Mark Twain, Ahead of the Game

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“What it does with its surplus water is a dark and bloody mystery.” It’s not a mystery anymore, Mr. Twain, it makes space bacteria. Check out chapters 38 and 39 of Mark Twain’s Roughing It, in which Twain writes about Mono Lake, home of Earth’s new life.

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Prose and Convicts: Literature as Rehabilitation

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Peep this article about a program exploring the development of reading groups as an alternative to incarceration in The Guardian. The Guardian details a pilot program in Exeter in which probationers are offered the opportunity to enlist in a guided literature discussion course modeled after the American Changing Lives Through Literature, the project of two […]

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