Posts Tagged: josh bearman

The Rumpus Interview with Joshua Davis

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Joshua Davis talks about his new book, Spare Parts (now a movie playing all across the United States), backwards running, journalism, and entering the US National Arm Wrestling Championship.

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Videos from the SF Happy Baby kickstarter party

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­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 […]

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Baghdad Country Club

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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. As the insurgency […]

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“Baghdad Country Club”

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Rumpus bud Josh Bearman tells the tale of the Baghdad Country Club. You can preview the story before scooping it up at The Atavist and check out an excerpt here. “Welcome to a place where even beer runs are a matter of life and death. As the Iraq War draws to an official close, Joshuah […]

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That Old Philogelos—Up To His Old Tricks!

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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. And apparently, people from Abdera […]

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Border War Goes Both Ways

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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. […]

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A Tree Grows in Detroit

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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 — […]

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Story Time!

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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 […]

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