Posts Tagged: NSA

Periphery: Exploring Bombs, Boundaries, and Family History


Have you ever seen a feathery shadow at the edge of your eye? Was it a figure? Did it cross into your vision, like a hummingbird there and gone? ...more

The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Solmaz Sharif


Solmaz Sharif discusses her new collection Look, the difference between nearness and similarity, and the level of ownership we have over stories. ...more

Librarians and the Patriot Act


Librarians have long been on the forefront of information management; in the digital age, they are more invested than ever in protecting the free flow of information to the public, and protecting it from the overreaches of government prying. In June, key provisions of the Patriot Act that justified the government’s massive data collection efforts will expire; among these provisions is Section 215, which allows the FBI to requisition library records.