Posts Tagged: the walking dead

The Final Girl


I wanted to be scared because being terrified taught me how to survive. ...more

There Is No Break: A Conversation with Nicole Homer


Poet Nicole Homer discusses her debut collection, Pecking Order, writing motherhood from many angles, and the importance of representation in the media. ...more

Voices on Addiction: Zombie Nation


Sometimes life is so big and so loud and being a human being in the world is so much I feel overwhelmed and need a cocoon. ...more

Damned and Damaged Vessels


I envisioned a new science fiction canon, one in which I was a cyborg, fashioning my body into something new. ...more

No Hope


Rumpus Interviews Editor Ben Pfeiffer discusses the complete loss of hope in Anton Chekhov’s literary works, in relation to modern TV shows such as The Leftovers and The Walking Dead. Pfeiffer wonders why people have continued to, watch, read, and create these dark, despairing works when we already live in a world of tragedy:

…a dispassionate search for truth isn’t just one kind of artists’ quest — it’s also a habit one must cultivate.