Posts Tagged: Rachel Maddow

An Eerie Prescience: Talking with Joyce Carol Oates

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Author Joyce Carol Oates discusses how the political climate affected the writing of her latest novel, A Book of American Martyrs, how she uses Twitter, and why predictions are a waste of time.

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This Week in Trumplandia

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Welcome to This Week in Trumplandia. Check in with us every Thursday for a weekly roundup of the most pertinent and relevant content on our country, which is currently spiraling down a crappy toilet drain. You owe it to yourself, your communities, and your humanity to contribute whatever you can, even if it is just […]

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Saturday Morning Links

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Welcome, my friends. I am Brian Spears, your host. Welcome to the Saturday Rumpus. (Look, you try coming up with something witty to start the day with every week, okay?) Here’s the latest on the Google Books deal. Short version: it’s being renegotiated. I don’t know what’s worse about this story: that Tennessee Vols basketball […]

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #1: The Gregory Brothers

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The Gregory Brothers, a Brooklyn-based quartet, remix speeches and news clips using an audio processor called Auto-Tune to create catchy musical news mash-ups that Rachel Maddow dubs “newsicals.” By auto-tuning the voices of politicians, pundits, and TV journalists like Katie Couric, the Gregory Brothers have produced a YouTube phenomenon that makes history accessible and entertaining to […]

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