Posts Tagged: all things considered

How to Survive as a Villain in Literature


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 English canon.


The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Heather Havrilesky


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. ...more

VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Desiree Cooper


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. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The Sword and Her Sister


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