Posts Tagged: daughters


Dedicate Your No-Trump Vote: Robin Black


In a world in which it is okay for our president to mock a man with disabilities, we might well never see again the ultimately beautiful sight of a classroom of children disowning their own cruelty, choosing to be on the side of decency and care. ...more

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Albums of Our Lives: Rosanne Cash’s Black Cadillac


In her voice, I am held, cradled even. I am equal parts longing and hope. I am home. ...more


Fathers, and Stories, and Father’s Day Stories from the Sunday Rumpus


This time last year I sat for days with my father in his room at Virginia Mason Hospital in Seattle, recording his voice as he narrated the story of his life. “She’s helping me write my memoirs,” he quipped to the endless parade of nurses passing through to change the dressings on his legs, take his blood pressure, administer meds.


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This Week in Short Fiction: Goodnight, Beautiful Women by Anna Noyes


[Noyes's] stories are nuanced and unapologetic, revealing the shadow sides of women and girls in all their wild and terrible glory. ...more

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Louise Erdrich


The esteemed author talks about the themes of justice, atonement, and reparation in her fifteenth novel, LaRose, and about the importance of Planned Parenthood to her success. ...more

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An Actress Recommends Five Classic Films to Her Child


Surprise is only one of many aspects of human behavior. There are dozens. Maybe even a hundred. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Josie Pickens


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


The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Remembering Molly


Ten years later I still wondered about those aviator glasses and whether The Breakfast Club could restore us. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Thunder, Thighs


Over one third of the women in my survey had been called “Thunder Thighs” at some point in their life. Many were still haunted by this. None of them interpreted “thunder” to mean “power. ...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


The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Bill Cosby’s Faux Legacy


Bill Cosby was never the man, the icon, the protector and illustrator of black culture, the guide, the genius we have created in our minds. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Stepfatherhood


“He was my real dad,” she says. “I just happened to have two.” ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Sarah Tomlinson


Author Sarah Tomlinson talks about ghostwriting, her father and childhood, the tradition of confessional writing, and her new memoir, Good Girl. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Dead Girls Sold Here


Why then are we comfortable with women routinely being cast as the victims of violence? Why don’t we see that as sexist? Where is the outrage? ...more