Posts Tagged: gambling

Your Patriotism Isn’t Love, It’s Blindness

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Love of country, some argue. With their boots firmly planted in my chest as I struggle to protest. No, that is not love, but blindness.

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Wishing and Hoping: Card Tricks, Love Spells, and Methods of Escape

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I’ll go one further and posit that we need our illusionists: to disprove our eyes, investigate our dreams, and sometimes charm the money from our pockets.

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Gambling on an MFA

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There is a certain writerly allure to casino gambling that I find difficult to resist — or perhaps I should call it a not writing allure. Having a crowd chant my name as I shoot dice is not something I’ll ever experience revising sentences in the UNLV library. The perfect supplement to the fragile joy […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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It’s that time again. Time to round up all the Rumpus weekends. Or the weekend Rumpuses. Or something. This weekend, we featured two super-cool interviews. Saturday’s was a lively discussion with Michelle Meyering, director of programs and events at PEN Center USA, about her lit-mag The Rattling Wall, which “isn’t necessarily a journal about LA, but a journal that’s influenced […]

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