Posts Tagged: justice

The Logic of the Book: Talking with Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich


Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich discusses The Fact of a Body: A Murder and a Memoir, the importance of narrative structure, and the difference between facts and stories. ...more

Vigilantism and Orange is the New Black: The Anxiety of Injustice


When those in power stifle the voices of survivors, they find other ways of expressing their truths. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Louise Erdrich


The esteemed author talks about the themes of justice, atonement, and reparation in her fifteenth novel, LaRose, and about the importance of Planned Parenthood to her success. ...more

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Karrie Higgins


The more narratives that approach reality "differently" get treated as "insane" or "unreal," the less readers are exposed to them, and the more "unreal" or "insane" they seem. It's like a feedback loop. ...more

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Brilliant Take on the Zimmerman Verdict


Not to overload anyone on political coverage, but Ta-Nehisi Coates’s reaction to the George Zimmerman trial is an absolute must-read.

In it, he looks at the actual legal text involved in the case and points out that what’s so deeply frightening about it isn’t that the verdict flouted the law; it’s that the law—and in many ways, the entire concept of American justice—is written to enable this kind of verdict.