Posts Tagged: Toni Nealie

From the Editors: Election 2016

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This election is critical. We are code-red. We might elect our first woman president, or we might elect a man who is at best dangerous and unqualified and at worst the end of democracy as we know it today.

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Jericho Parms

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What is lost still has substance, is malleable, can take on new impressions, and be molded again to our experience, often resulting in the most lasting force that determines how we see the world.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, in the Saturday Essay, Tyrese L. Coleman unearths the history behind her surname and the results of a DNA test. The results say she is 69% African, 33% originating from Benin, 29% European, and less than 2% Asian. Coleman digs deeper and considers the likelihood of having descending from slaves and their slaveholders, imperialists and the subjected, both the winners and […]

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Sunday Rumpus Pushcart Prize Nominations

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Pushcart Prize nominations were due December 1, and we got ours in just under the wire. From the many excellent pieces of writing that have passed through the Sunday Rumpus this year, we submitted four essays that we agreed were truly exceptional for consideration: The Right to Remain, by Alexis Paige love/woman/thirty, by Wayétu Moore Forgiving My Father, […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, in the Saturday Review of The Martian, Louise Fabiani exposes strengths and weaknesses of Ridley Scott’s film. It is “exquisite” in a visual sense, but the protagonist, played by Matt Damon, seems to lack an essential humanity. Jeff Daniels and Kristen Wiig round out an impressive cast. However, “the entire production champions frontier-spirit white-maleness” in its […]

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