Posts Tagged: josh bearman
We would like to thank everyone who came out for the “Let’s Make a Movie” Happy Baby Kickstarter party!
For those of you beyond the Bay Area and anyone who couldn’t make the show, you’re in luck. Below are the “Let’s Make a Movie” performances by Jill Sobule, Caitlin Gill, Josh Bearman, Doc Pop, Bucky Sinister, and Lorelei Lee....more
The following is an excerpt from “Baghdad Country Club” by Joshuah Bearman. You can find the full story on The Atavist.
Iraqis have a word, barra, which means “out there,” and for those lucky enough to be inside the Green Zone came to mean the rest of Baghdad, the bedlam beyond the T-walls.
Classicist Mary Beard has discovered a joke book from the 4th century AD, filled with rib-ticklers from the late Roman Empire. Just like today, the old egghead is a source of tremendous humor, along with other frequently targeted figures of fun, such as eunuchs (of course), and people with hernias....more
Last year, my pal James Verini wrote an extensive piece in Portfolio about the problem — and related policy hypocrisy — that allows the entire discussion of “border protection” to be exclusively focused on the drugs coming in (along with their attending violence) while ignoring the southward trafficking in the weapons that fuel that violence....more
If you thought there was an odd brilliance in Steven Soderberg setting Out of Sight‘s stirring first love scene against snow settling over the ruins of Detroit, and that Robert Polidori’s large-format photos of Havana’s faded glory were as beautiful as landscapes — that is to say, if you are a 21st century Romantic — then you will find these photos compelling:...more
I don’t want to define The Rumpus by opposition. After all, one of our 22 mottos is, “Three Celebrations for Every Complaint.” Another of our mottos is, “Only Rich People Call Themselves Upper Middle Class.”
Still, here are some things we’re less interested in....more
Sometimes you just want to come home from your haircut, curl up with Judy, and sit in the last sunshine of the day reading a good short story, a story that starts one way and then goes another, tragically, by way of an insane asylum, the type of asylum the writer of the story lived in herself once....more
An economy + link by Josh Bearman
There is much to say about Revolutionary Road. I’m talking about the film, which I can’t stop thinking about. There is also much to say about the book, judging from all those who have...more
July 13th, 2006: On the San Diego-Tijuana border, Brent Hoff and Josh Bearman initiate an impromptu volleyball game with two formidable opponents: Jerry and Eric. Playing over the dividing pylons between the two nations, the Americans ponder the implications of their game on U.S....more