Posts Tagged: Arielle Bernstein

TORCH: Lessons From My Grandma on Language and Silence

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The sounds I made were pleasant to my ears, but that’s all they were to me. I was too young to understand what culture and heritage meant, too young to understand the reasons behind memorizing ancient poems. ...more

TORCH: Growing Season

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I ask Hussein if he’s proud of the work he’s doing. He says that he is. We stop talking. For a moment, the market feels like peace. ...more

Call for Submissions: New Rumpus Series on Immigration

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Torch: Stories of America is a series devoted to showcasing personal essays, interviews, and art about immigrant and refugee experiences. Edited by Arielle Bernstein, and featuring the work of diverse writers from around the globe, Torch aims to shatter stereotypes and encourage greater understanding and empathy in a world where immigrant and refugee communities are often misunderstood and marginalized.

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Jen Pastiloff

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I am good at making people feel safe. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Jennifer Baker

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The more variation we see in life, the more it becomes less about seeing one type of book by marginalized people. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Josie Pickens

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Josie Pickens talks about building relationships through blogging, changing the narrative around black women in America, and eradicating silence through storytelling. ...more

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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In a focused and engaging Saturday Interview, Arielle Bernstein talks to essayist Karrie Higgins—the author of a 2015 Best American Essay titled “Strange Flowers”—about the generative quality of chaos within the creative process. Higgins points to the influence of forensic science on her approach.

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Karrie Higgins

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The more narratives that approach reality "differently" get treated as "insane" or "unreal," the less readers are exposed to them, and the more "unreal" or "insane" they seem. It's like a feedback loop. ...more

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, Brandon Hicks contemplates the strange game of pricing art in “The Forgetful Painter.”

And in the Saturday Interview, Arielle Bernstein talks to illustrator Ijeoma Oluo about her new publication, Badass Feminist Coloring Book, and the surprises she encountered while creating it.

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Ijeoma Oluo

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Ijeoma Oluo discusses feminism, coloring, badass women, and being a troller of trolls. ...more

Kill Them All

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Arielle Bernstein, Rumpus Film/TV/Media and Saturday Editor, writes about Rihanna, bitches, and blood over at Salon:

Women are raised on images of toxic masculinity just like the men around us are. Many of us also played “Grand Theft Auto” and watched great films featuring tons of sexualized violence against women: “Last Tango in Paris,” “A Clockwork Orange,” “Goodfellas,” “Wolf of Wall Street” —the list goes on and on.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, Brandon Hicks finds the essence of military conflict in his comic, “War.”

Then, Arielle Bernstein talks to self-proclaimed “anti-racist feminist” Tamara Winfrey-Harris in the Saturday Interview. Winfrey-Harris’s blog, What Tami Said, provides some of the material for an essay collection due out this July.

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Tamara Winfrey-Harris

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The reality is that there is privilege even within social justice movements. ...more

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, Julie Marie Wade points to Tod Marshall’s skillful use of call and response in his new poetry collection, Bugle. The theme of mortality punctuates this “fierce” and “stunning” book. Marshall’s speaker, Wade writes, “contemplates what we think we know about nature, music, human frailty, and human triumph.”

Meanwhile, The Internet is “the great, depressing equalizer,” admits writer and collaborator Jacob Wren.

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Jacob Wren

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Jacob Wren discusses his newest novel, Polyamorous Love Song, the relationship between art and ethics, and whether Kanye West is a force for good in the art and music world. ...more

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, say hello to our new Saturday media editor, Arielle Bernstein!

Then, in “All The World’s A Stage,” Grant Snider neatly illustrates our inner performer.

Poet Kent Shaw marvels at the “glandular muscularity” of water as a theme in Harmony Holiday’s dual book, A Famous Blues/Go Find Your Father.

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