Posts Tagged: Debt

Reinventing Motherhood and Re-Dreaming Reality: Talking with Ariel Gore

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Ariel Gore discusses her new novel We Were Witches, why capitalism and the banking system are the real enemies, and finding the limits between memoir and fiction.

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The America We Live in Now

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I don’t consider myself a political person. To me, there are no “wrong” political beliefs. I believe that democracy means respecting everyone’s right to her opinion. And if I were forced to declare my own political views, I would have to reluctantly admit that, out of cynicism and self-interest, I find myself increasingly leaning towards […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Danniel Schoonebeek

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Danniel Schoonebeek discusses living a quiet life in the Catskills, the importance of travel, partying in the woods with poets, and how capitalism forces people to be cruel to each other.

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More Money, (Not) More Problems

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In a powerful and anecdotal essay at The Toast, Nicole Chung discusses how money-related anxiety has stayed with her into adulthood, and how disparity between her and her husband’s attitudes toward money influences the dynamic of their marriage: It makes it sound as though my money-related anxiety is nothing more than an unfortunate personality quirk, […]

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat With Camille Rankine

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Camille Rankine about her new book Incorrect Merciful Impulses, history, and trying to be a writer every day.

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Fresh Comics #8: John Black’s Body

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In the imagined scenario wherein my apartment burns to the ground and I lose all my worldly possessions, there are just a few things I would miss—family photographs (of course), an old wooden trunk my grandmother reupholstered and that I used to store my toys as a child, and the book, John Black’s Body. I discovered […]

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My Book Failed

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Emily Gould is broke.  Writing her first book got her into debt, which leaves her to wonder, now what?  She muses, “How could someone who had been so mistaken about the narrative structure of her own life hope to write a novel?”  Read the rest of her journey so far on Medium.

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Have you heard of The Rolling Jubilee?

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Occupy, once again, has devised a clever way of thwarting Wall Street. The Rolling Jubilee is an organization created to “free debtors from their debt” and claims: “We buy debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, we abolish it.  We cannot buy specific individuals’ debt – instead, we help liberate debtors at random […]

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Modern Day Serfs

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The US student loan burden surpasses the trillion dollar mark, ushering in the potential for another loan bubble crisis like that of 2008 and subprime mortgages. Natalia Antonova recounts her all too familiar tale of crushing student debt.

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Longshot Strikes Again

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Longshot Magazine, the annual made-in-48 hrs publishing, internet-based whirlwind, just wrapped up their second issue and the theme is Debt, which proved limitless, submission-wise. It’s got personal essays, both fiction and nonfiction, some photo-journalism—all compiled by around 100 people equipped with internet tools, within the Gawkwer offices. Check out what can happen in a two […]

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