Posts by: Zoe Zolbrod

Reinventing Motherhood and Re-Dreaming Reality: Talking with Ariel Gore

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Ariel Gore discusses her new novel We Were Witches, why capitalism and the banking system are the real enemies, and finding the limits between memoir and fiction.

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Sunday Links

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This week I found myself reading way too much about the Democratic primary. To what extent is the expressed dislike of Hillary rooted in sexism? Is being the first woman to win a primary contest in the United States giving a big f-you to the establishment, or is someone who’s been paid big bucks by […]

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Sarah Einstein

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Mot was living my own fear… I wanted to learn from him how I might survive, if I too ended up without a home, without the resources to live what I thought of as a minimally decent life.

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Sunday Links

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Amy Monticello, the author of this week’s Sunday Rumpus essay, wrote about her father’s illness and death in real time (here’s a representative essay of hers from The Nervous Breakdown) and I read the pieces while holding my breath. Lucky enough in middle age to have my own elderly parents and my in-laws still here […]

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Sunday Links

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This week I read a lot about rape. I became aware that Bill Cosby was almost certainly a rapist about 10 years ago, when Andrea Costand brought a civil suit against him that included 13 women with similar accusations. Her story and motives were questioned; the case was settled out of court; and I was […]

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The Last City I Loved: Chicago

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It depends on the definition of love, of course. You can spend a week in a city and ache at the sight of its balconies, be imprinted forever with the particular stench of jasmine and diesel. But if the intimacy doesn’t last at least as long as a year, was it really love?

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