Posts Tagged: all things considered

How to Survive as a Villain in Literature

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On NPR’s All Things Considered, Petra Mayer offers advice to those who she describes as the “unpunished” villains of literature (O’Brien from Orwell’s 1984, X-Men’s Magneto, Milton’s Satan): win over the audience with your cause and relatable personal faults, and you’ll not only survive to the last page but maybe also land a spot in the […]

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Heather Havrilesky

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We are in a chaotic mess of a world, and our lives are going to be chaotic messes no matter how victorious and shiny we manage to become.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Desiree Cooper

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Desiree Cooper discusses her debut collection of flash fiction, Know the Mother, what mother-writers need, and why motherhood is the only story she’s ever told.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Sword and Her Sister

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Frozen is a study in what happens when imagination is constrained to a single narrative arc

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A Box Full of Old Emails

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We know many people collect old letters, especially from loved ones who have passed, but what about old emails? What will happen to our electronic footprint after we are gone? And should we care? NPR’s All Things Considered investigates the humanity hidden in our inboxes. “[But] people change, people have new experiences, people get sad, […]

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Everybody Loves a Good Looking Book

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There might be some light at the end of the tunnel for independent bookstores. At NPR Books, Lynn Neary discusses the rising popularity of pretty, hardcover books and their power to be undefied by the monumental e-book. More people are realizing the allure of aesthetically pleasing literature and the warm comfort of purchasing it at […]

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