Posts Tagged: jail

A Love Letter to Fuckhead


If you’re judging your characters, you’re not doing it right. I’ll always be grateful to [Denis] Johnson for teaching me that. ...more

Voices on Addiction: The Only Thing That Has to Change Is Everything


The word rehab is short for rehabilitate, which means to restore to a former capacity. Like houses, I remember thinking. Demo the kitchen. Tear down the walls. ...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores


Livraria Folha Seca in Rio de Janeiro was told that a sign about two-time medalist Adhemar Ferreira Silva, who passed away in 2001, violated the Olympic Committee’s advertising policies.

Reuters attempts to answer why millennials love buying books.

Inmates from Two Bridges Jail are helping the Wiscasset, Maine public library build bookshelves for a used bookstore.




I long to learn from my darkest teachers, feel the stab of their spectacular rejection. Perhaps I feel most alive when I’m hurting. ...more

Voices on Addiction: Baby’s Home


I got to thinking about home. What the fuck is home anyway? ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Essay: A Brief History of a Bad Heart


She studies you, still panting with an energy that consumes the room, and whispers in a reedy voice: “They say you fucked up your heart.” ...more