Posts Tagged: Mac McClelland

The Rumpus Interview with Blair Braverman

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Blair Braverman discusses her latest book, Welcome to the Goddamn Ice Cube: Chasing Fear and Finding Home in the Great White North, gendered travel narratives, and the pressure to write about personal trauma.

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A Rumpus Book Club Subscription Makes a Great Gift

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We’re at that point in the holiday shopping season where if you don’t already have a gift for someone, you either have to deal with the other last-minute shoppers in stores, pay an outrageous shipping rate online and hope the post office/shipping company gets it to you on time… or buy something a little more abstract, […]

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Drivel Delivered

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Drivel: Deliciously Bad Writing By Your Favorite Authors, contains exactly what its title promises. The book came out last fall, but Lit Hub just posted a few excerpts, including a comic strip by Daniel Clowes and a story by Gillian Flynn that was inspired by the Sweet Valley High series. On his literary “gem,” Clowes said, […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Women in Clothes

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The Rumpus speaks to Sheila Heti, Heidi Julavits, and Leanne Shapton about Women in Clothes, a new collection of essays and art on the intricacies of femininity and clothing choices.

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Amazon.com vs. The Universe?

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In The New Yorker this week, George Packer covers what sounds like a battle between serf states but is actually the heated war between Amazon, Apple and the Big 6 publishers. He gives us the low-down on Amazon’s tumultuous foray into online publishing and their monopoly on the ebook industry. This isn’t the first time […]

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Pretend You’re at Our LitQuake Event with LitCast

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LitCast, the podcast arm of San Francisco’s annual LitQuake festival, has a new episode up featuring your favorite literary website: the Rumpus! Recorded live at our last LitQuake event, the episode features Lucy Corin, Saeed Jones, Mac McClelland, and more writerly goodness. Listen to it here! You’ll get to relive the night or experience it in […]

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The Rumpus At SF Lit Crawl!

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Tomorrow Night! The Rumpus proudly presents: For We Have Fallen to Our Knees! The Rumpus is excited to participate in the San Francisco Lit Crawl! Come see readings by: Lucy Corin, Saeed Jones, Mac McClelland, and Brian McMullen! There will also be the comedic genuis of Sean Keane and music by Michael Mullen. The event is […]

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SF Lit Crawl: “For We Have Fallen to Our Knees”

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The Rumpus proudly presents: For We Have Fallen to Our Knees SF Lit Crawl Phase 3: Saturday October 19th, 8:30-9:30 p.m. The Make-Out Room 3225 22nd Street San Francisco Readings by: Lucy Corin, Saeed Jones, Mac McClelland, and Brian McMullen! Comedy by: Sean Keane! Music by: Michael Mullen! Co-hosted by: Zoë Ruiz and Ryan Pittington! Event is free! […]

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Inside the Machine

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At Mother Jones, Mac McClelland writes a must-read piece about her time working in an online-shipping warehouse, exposing an appalling workplace reality at the center of popular and profitable cyber-retailers. “It’s the first time anyone has ever tried to comfort me because I got a job, because he knew, and everyone in this industry that’s […]

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“The Love That Dares”

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At Mother Jones, our friend Mac McClelland reports from Uganda, focusing on the defiance of the country’s gay community in the face of bigots (some of whom have American allies). McClelland calls attention to the fact that despite the media’s recent focus on Uganda, anti-gay violence and attacks on gay rights is occurring elsewhere, including […]

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Rumpus on Feministing!

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Feministing published an article on the backlash to the Mac McClelland piece on PTSD, commending her bravery, defending the art of the personal essay and citing yesterday’s Roxane Gay piece for its wise advice on how our diverse personal narratives should work together to “present a more accurate view of one part of the world.” […]

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Still with the Scarlet Letters

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Last week journalist Mac McClelland wrote a brutal, exceptional essay for Good where she plainly discussed her experience with PTSD and her desire for violent sex as one means of coping with the atrocities she had witnessed as a human rights reporter. Early in the essay, McClelland writes about being in Haiti. As a Haitian American, […]

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More on PTSD

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This past Monday, we linked to a piece in Good by friend of The Rumpus Mac McClelland that detailed her struggle with PTSD and her use of violent sex to help ease it. On Friday, Jezebel posted an open letter to Good‘s editors from 36 journalists who claimed that McClelland maligned Haiti in her piece. […]

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National PTSD Awareness Day

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The poster person for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a war veteran, which isn’t surprising given that anywhere from 11 to 20 percent of veterans of the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan are diagnosed as sufferers. But it’s not solely a soldier’s disorder. Mac McClelland, who reports on human rights issues for Mother Jones, and who […]

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Notable New York, This Week 3/15 – 3/21

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This week in New York Keith Gessen and Elif Batuman talk, Guernica has a reading, Joanna Newsom sings and plays harp, Marcel Dzama appears, talks and signs books, The Moth has a Story Slam, Christopher Walken loses a hand and Zoe Kazan gives him one, and Atlas Obscura presents an international celebration of curious and […]

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