Posts Tagged: Breaking Bad

Basura

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[T]erms like "white trash" and basura most accurately reveal those who are doing the defining. Consider what we throw away, and why. Look at what we throw away. Think about the reasons why. ...more

Digging for Characters: A Conversation with Sonya Chung

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Sonya Chung discusses her latest novel The Loved Ones, the mental space required to wander around fictional worlds, and looking back at her childhood. ...more

The Pyrite Age Of Television

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Prestige dramas like Breaking Bad and The Wire have set the standard for narrative TV programming on streaming services and premium cable networks, but network TV is another story. The Atlantic reports that ABC fired its entertainment president over low ratings for critically acclaimed, diverse shows like Black-ish, American Crime, and How To Get Away With Murder.

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The Rumpus Interview with Alida Nugent

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Alida Nugent talks about her new book You Don’t Have to Like Me: Essays on Growing Up, Speaking Out, and Finding Feminism, the messiness and realness of sex and sexuality, and putting likeability last. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Sharon Oard Warner

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Sharon Oard Warner discusses her latest book, Sophie’s House of Cards, Breaking Bad, how a sense of place informs fiction, and the Republican war on Planned Parenthood. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Lincoln Michel

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Lincoln Michel talks about his debut short story collection, Upright Beasts, his interest in monsters, and what sources of culture outside of literature inspire him. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: On Madness and Mad Men

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In my eight years as a Mad Men fan, the series has repeatedly prompted me to reflect on parenting. ...more

TV Can Be Literature Too

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Long-running, writer-driven shows have overtaken American cinema as the most prestigious strand of American visual culture, revealing most of even the supposedly best American movies as risk-averse, unimaginative, and hopelessly bound by their time constraints.

Todd Hasak-Lowy argues on the Believer‘s blog that despite TV’s bad rep among literary types, there is Good TV that reaches the level of Literature (caps his).

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Carmen Giménez Smith

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Carmen Giménez Smith about her poetry collection Goodbye, Flicker. ...more