When I requested an interview from Barbara Browning to talk about her new novel, The Gift, she agreed and asked if I had a favorite song she could cover for me on the ukulele. Browning possesses many gifts—she is an accomplished dancer, novelist, performance artist, theorist, teacher, and self-described amateur musician—and The Gift is a rumination on the relationship between artistic giftedness and gift economies, an idea Browning borrowed from Lewis Hyde’s text by the same name....more
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A charity bookstore in Swansea, Wales, had so many copies of Fifty Shades of Gray that the store built a fort.
A Georgia store needs a superhero after more than $200,000 worth of comic books were stolen....more
If you enjoyed Amanda Shubert’s recent Rumpus interview with singer, songwriter, actress, and Nashville star Ronee Blakley, you should definitely take a look at this essay about the film’s new Criterion Collection release.
Written by Shubert’s Critics at Large colleague Kevin Courrier, it delves deep into many of the issues Blakley discussed in her interview, particularly the way the film predicted with discomfiting accuracy that politics and entertainment would melt into one unholy marketing conglomerate....more