Posts Tagged: mcsweeney’s

Truth and Beauty: Talking with Joshua Wolf Shenk

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The new Editor-in-Chief of The Believer dismantles stereotypes of Las Vegas, discusses the magazine's acquisition, and makes a case for bringing journalism into the academy. ...more

This Week in Essays

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Last week was horrible and you need a laugh. Read Kate Washington’s imagined revolutionary National Parks meeting at McSweeney’s.

For Longreads, Anjali Enjeti tackles her perceived outsider status, even as a first-generation American-born citizen.

Read Davey Davis’s compelling dissection of the body horror genre here at The Rumpus.

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Notable San Francisco: 12/14–12/20

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Wednesday 12/14: McSweeney’s presents Emily Carr (Whosoever Has Let a Minotaur Enter Them, or a Sonnet). Free, 7 p.m., Alley Cat Books.

Michael Chabon reads from his new book, Moonglow. Free, 7 p.m., Diesel, A Bookstore.

Thursday 12/15: Poet and “political researcher” Peter Dale Scott reads.

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The Rumpus Interview with Brian Booker

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Brian Booker discusses his debut collection Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, giving characters strange and unusual names, and sleeping sickness. ...more

John Cheever Could Never Be a Single Mother

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John Cheever, known as the “Chekov of the suburbs” for his fiction’s signature focus on the domestic, suburban family life in the 40s and 50s, probably couldn’t hack being a single mom today. At McSweeney’s, Jeanne Darst shares the excerpts from Cheever’s fiction that pretty much hit this head on the nail.

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If Hillary Clinton Wrote a Dystopian YA Novel

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There was no denying it, Athena was lost. She had walked the road to Deasey Castle for many years, but now, no matter what road she took, the glorious castle spires were no closer.

Escape the never-ending political sideshow for some fun fictional role-playing and follow Athena Kindness, warrior and opportunistic people-pleaser, through selections of her tumultuous journey to the castle on top of the hill, written by Wayne Gladstone over at McSweeney’s.

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The Rumpus Interview with Amy Fusselman

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Amy Fusselman discusses her latest memoir/manifesto/philosophical treatise Savage Park, the rise of a new kind of nonfiction, and what kind of art “discombobulates her and makes her scream.” ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Etgar Keret

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Writer Etgar Keret talks about his new memoir The Seven Good Years, the early criticism he faced as a writer, and the surreal that is always waiting. ...more