Posts Tagged: trains

The Life of the Mind: A Conversation with Elizabeth Scanlon

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Elizabeth Scanlon discusses her debut full-length collection, Lonesome Gnosis, brains and trains, and poetry as prayer.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #82: Cecil Castellucci

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The artistic oeuvre of Cecil Castellucci is dauntingly varied and vast. A singer/songwriter, a playwright, a librettist, she is also the author of many books, ranging from the picture book Grandma’s Gloves (winner of the California Book Award Gold Medal) to the YA novels Boy Proof, Tin Star, and the part comic, part prose novel […]

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An Ultimate Illustrated Fantasy Guide of Gilmore Girls Mashups

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HOW AWESOME WOULD THESE MASHUPS BE? Oh well. Maybe next year.

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The Rumpus Interview with Danniel Schoonebeek

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Danniel Schoonebeek discusses living a quiet life in the Catskills, the importance of travel, partying in the woods with poets, and how capitalism forces people to be cruel to each other.

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Details Emerging for Amtrak Writing Residency

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The Amtrak Writer Residency—an impromptu marketing program conceived of over Twitter—finally seems to be taking shape. After Alexander Chee mentioned his enjoyment of writing on trains, Amtrak jumped at the chance for some positive press and announced a residency program that would pair writers with sleeper compartments on long haul routes. Despite the creation of a […]

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Wes Anderson’s Train Love

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In Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, train travel proves to be a difficult feat for the character Zero (Tony Revolori). Despite Zero’s train travel plight, Anderson himself enjoys a good train ride (the joy of such playing a prominent role in The Darjeeling Limited) and says of this form of travel, “It’s a calm, friendly, […]

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Writing on Trains

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“Why do writers find the train such a fruitful work environment?” This is the question Jessica Gross sets out to answer in a recent piece published by The Paris Review, in which she describes her experience on a train to Chicago. The journey is bounded… I know when it will end… My main job is to […]

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Morning Coffee

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Dash Shaw’s mini-comic for Vice is pretty great. Britain’s first full-scale high speed rail is up and running (and pretty looking!) In case you forgot, Big Picture’s photographs of 2009 completed today! As long as we’re recapping: the decade in logos. I’d really like to dedicate my life to something like figuring out how dinosaurs […]

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