Writer and Rumpus columnist Jerry Stahl sits down for a candid chat about memoir, novels, shame, parenthood, being pigeonholed, and managing “the neat trick of being an outsider in all genres.”...more
Posts Tagged: Anisse Gross
If your fingers aren’t too frozen to click, here’s the weekend Rumpus roundup.
First, our film editor Anisse Gross reviewed Hilton Als’s new book White Girls:
Each time I took it out of my bag, people glanced at me wide-eyed, as if merely the title White Girls was too much out-loud talk about race in public.
We talk to filmmaker Brian Lindstrom about his latest project, Alien Boy, the creative process behind documentary filmmaking, and his personal and artistic relationship with his wife, Cheryl Strayed....more
If you were too busy preparing kickass hors d’oeuvres for your Oscars party to read The Rumpus this weekend, we understand, and we’re here to help. Here’s what you missed.
An enchanting comic about an invisible crown by Yumi Sakugawa.
Anisse Gross interviews Joshua Mohr about his latest novel Fight Song and giving every idea, no matter how ridiculous, a chance on the page....more
Anisse Gross talks with Joshua Mohr about his latest novel, “a call to arms against complacency, a rally towards reclaiming one’s own individuality.”...more
Andrew McCarthy, likely best known to you as a member of the iconic Brat Pack, with his roles in Pretty in Pink and St. Elmo’s Fire, has forged a second career as a travel writer. Out with a new memoir, The Longest Way Home, about traveling as a way to settle down, McCarthy touches on issues of fatherhood and commitment....more
The skillfully understated filmmaker Kelly Reichardt joins up again with screenwriter Jon Raymond to give us Meek’s Cutoff — a portrait of the Oregon Trail as both a place and an idea, back when the west was an uncharted strange land off in the distance, waiting to be found....more