Posts Tagged: titanic

Titanic Turns Twenty in a World That Won’t Talk About It


After twenty years and eleven Oscars and eleventy billion dollars, we still don’t really talk about Titanic. ...more

Names Are Always the First Lock on Any Cage: Talking with Dolan Morgan


Dolan Morgan discusses his latest short story collection, Insignificana, losing his favorite jacket, Internet comments, and the ending of Lost. ...more

Oscars Flub as Grand Finale for Camp


On the Hollywood stage—amidst gasps, jaw drops, and pearl clutches—we witnessed one final, beautifully coded failure and an over-the-top dethroning of the serious. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Shulem Deen


Shulem Deen talks about his memoir, All Who Go Do Not Return, his life as an ex-Hasidic author, divorce and parenting, and how painful he found it to be cast out from the religious sect he'd belonged to for over fifteen years. ...more

A Titanic for these times


The June issue of the Atlantic has a look at the mind-blowing “Oasis of the Seas,” a gargantuan ocean liner forthcoming from cruise company Royal Caribbean International. Its unprecedented scale of apparent luxury surely required feats of engineering. But any awe that inspires would seem to wash away with apprehension of the massive ship’s untold economic and ecological hubris.