Posts Tagged: the rumpus

Prop 34: The fate of the Death Penalty

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The United States is one of only four industrialized democracies that still practice capital punishment. This upcoming election, Prop 34 will determine the fate of the death penalty in California.

Alexandra Gross’ personal essay, “My Childhood Pen-Pal Was an Innocent Man on Death Row,” raises ethical and thought provoking questions surrounding capital punishment.

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The Rumpus Interview with Rumpus Managing Editor Isaac Fitzgerald

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One of the first times I had a real conversation with Isaac Fitzgerald was a couple of years ago at Mission Creek Café on Valencia Street in San Francisco. It was a Rumpus volunteer meeting—the site had no employees at that point—and he was trying to convince me to edit a massive transcript he was supposed to be sculpting into a zippy little interview for editor-in-chief Stephen Elliott.

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Aw Shucks

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“Interestingly, I’ve found The Rumpus a lot more compelling lately than the New York Times. I oscillate between really worrying about old, venerable print pubs and feeling like I don’t want to be part of attacking them and making them seem less relevant–I don’t genuinely want them to be utterly obsolete–and then just being really disgusted at the snark and laziness like what you illustrate above re: the attack on Saunders .

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #21: Martha Burzynski in Conversation with Michaela Drapes

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Michaela Drapes and Shannon Robertson write the irreverent knitting blog Yarneteria . They create bespoke hand knit garments and accessories for discerning gentlemen at Kindling and Tinder where they believe you should “wear your love like heaven.” I recently got to speak with Michaela:

Martha Burzynski: Growing up knitting, do you remember what was produced as being out of necessity or as creative outlet?

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The Rumpus Gets More Love

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“The impressive writing makes The Rumpus stand out. Rick Moody’s Swinging Modern Sounds column matches up against any music blog, and its staff and roster of contributing authors always come through with insightful commentary, regardless of the topic. Books, comics, music, art, film, politics, sexThe Rumpus covers them all with an equal degree of intelligence and panache.”

The Rumpus makes LargeHeartedBoy’s “Blogs to Read in 2010″ list.

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Brent Hoff’s Sundance Rundown #1

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Brent Hoff, editor and co-founder of Wholphin, has agreed to be the official Rumpus correspondent at The Sundance Film Festival. This is his first update:

You know that feeling when you get on a plane and realize, as the steward is shutting the doors and everyone is on board, that you are about to be graced with that increasingly rare experience of an empty seat next to you?

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