Posts Tagged: Grant Snider

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, the wonderful “My Poem,” by Grant Snider, personifies the act of creative writing. And Brandon Hicks’s latest comic, “The Drunk,” offers a whimsical look at the road to political success in America. Then, the Saturday Essay picks up where Hicks left off. Kurt Baumeister considers whether the current popularity of fictitious female heads of state translates to the real […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, Grant Snider wonders, in cartoon form, what happens to lost ideas. Then, in the Saturday Essay, Britney Spears superfan Sarah Sansolo admits that the Britney critics “were right about some things.” In the “pre-Glee dark ages” of the early 2000s, when teenage sexuality was still a somewhat taboo subject in the media, Sansolo’s fandom prompted […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, sacrifice is the key to artistic growth in Grant Snider’s “Creative Processor.” And in the Saturday Essay, Amanda Miska realizes she is making the object of her love into a “myth,” into “the version of the story that [she] wanted to believe.” Framed by the constant presence of social media, Miska analyzes the motivation behind […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, say hello to our new Saturday media editor, Arielle Bernstein! Then, in “All The World’s A Stage,” Grant Snider neatly illustrates our inner performer. Poet Kent Shaw marvels at the “glandular muscularity” of water as a theme in Harmony Holiday’s dual book, A Famous Blues/Go Find Your Father. Jazz voicing accentuates the father/daughter relationship at […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, feast your eyes upon Anne Emond’s visual ode to a lazy weekend and Grant Snider’s cartoon-in-verse, “Outside My Window.” In “Changeling,” Stephen Policoff uses serendipitous advice and the paintings of “mad artist” Richard Dadd to unlock the secret to writing about bereavement and the special role of a father as caretaker. “I’ve always been […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, Grant Snider’s favorite things, in rhyme. In The Last Book I Loved, Richard Kramer delves into the “determined and effective” Judith Schneiderman’s memoir, I Sang To Survive. A “propulsive drive” lies behind the Auschwitz survivor’s writing. “What I love most about her book,” Kramer writes, “is the joy with which she tells it, the […]

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First off, Grant Snider unfolds one of our most dogged clichés. More than one hundred and fourteen years ago, an uprising broke out in China that eventually became known as the Boxer Rebellion. But according to Jennifer Cheng, the movement now occurring in Hong Kong differs fundamentally from that violent, ultra-nationalist Rebellion of the past. […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, “Making the Leap,” by Grant Snider. Michael Wong, in his very funny and poignant essay “Jack of Hearts,” explains how the idea of magic, as defined by his grandfather, helped him to accept the death of his father and transcend grief. In a review of Rose McLarney’s poetry collection, Its Day Being Gone, Richard […]

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