Posts Tagged: Coen Brothers

Lone Star Cinema

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In clinging to a set of memories that fade more every day, maybe I’m also clinging to an idyllic version of my own past. ...more

The Read Along: Kelsey Miller

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The Read Along is a new column that offers a glimpse into the reading habits of real-life writers. Our first installment features Kelsey Miller, author of the memoir Big Girl and columnist at Refinery29. ...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 Rumpus Book Club Chat with Colin Winnette

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Colin Winnette about his new novel Haints Stay, writing ambiguity, and playing against the expectations of genre. ...more

The Rumpus Gets Smart: The Definitive Essay on Dudeness

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“If you were a man, a real man, you’d slap me.”

– ‘Young Hussy’ in the wrestling screenplay of Barton Fink.

If the Coen Brothers’ oeuvre might be described as an extended frolic through the archives of film history, it is also a re-examination of the classic themes of 1940s Hollywood and, above all, the notion of what it means to be a man.

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