Posts Tagged: September 11th


Podcatcher #5: #GoodMuslimBadMuslim


Podcatcher talks with Taz Ahmed and Zahra Noorbakhsh of #GoodMuslimBadMuslim about the podcast format, finding humor in absurdity, and diversity within the Muslim identity. ...more


Bodies in Space: Teaching after Trauma


Turning onto my street and looking south I feel the ground drop beneath me every time—I turn the corner and the sidewalk falls. I feel invisible then, as if I’ve vaporized. ...more

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Sound Takes: Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea


At once soothing and horrifying, it became for me the soundtrack of grief and hope for my wounded city and country. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with John Reed


John Reed discusses Snowball’s Chance, his parody of Animal Farm, and the lawsuits, debates, and discoveries that followed the book's publication. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Elizabeth Kadetsky


Elizabeth Kadetsky talks about her new novella On the Island at the Center of the Center of the World, writing about trauma and external forces, and coming to fiction from journalism. ...more

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American Ambiguity


My racial awareness, perhaps even my awareness of myself as a person, self-consciousness, is a three-pronged paradox of shame, pride, and indifference. ...more

September 11th from Spain


In fall of 2001, Molly Beer was in Spain, studying to become an ESL teacher and trying her hardest to win over the non-Americans who populated her program. Then September 11 happened, and everything changed.

In an essay for Vela called “That Spanish September,” Beer writes about what it was like to experience that day as a girl from New York, an ocean away from her home:

“Well, America had it coming,” one of my flatmates said.