Posts Tagged: weekend rumpus roundup
Check out these tasty Rumpus morsels, posted over the weekend!
Wendy Ortiz interviews poet Louise Mathias about beauty, ecstasy, and eroticism…and “snakes and horses and sky and birds and hallucinogenic flowers, and stars, and the smell of creosote after rain, and…”
When journalist Maggie Downs lost a friend in a skydiving accident, many of her writer acquaintances filled her “voicemail…with interview requests instead of well wishes.” In her Sunday Rumpus essay “Spill,” Downs tries to figure out what role journalism has in times of tragedy:
Are these articles designed to tell us that humans suffer?
We hope your St. Patrick’s Day was free of snakes and blooming with four-leaf clovers. If you didn’t garnish your Guinness with Rumpus weekend features, you can catch up right now!...more
Here’s hoping you were too busy attending panels and buying Write Like A Motherfucker mugs at this year’s AWP to read The Rumpus this weekend. And here’s hoping you’ll read the two spectacular essays we ran right now.
The first is a piece about binges—on food, drugs, exercise, anything, everything—by Chloe Caldwell....more
We ran some preetttty choice features this weekend.
Such as: “Imposter Moon,” a comic by Yumi Sakugawa.
And such as: “Object Lesson,” an essay by Amy Botula about the mementos we treasure, from beloved childhood stuffed animals to condom wrappers heavy with superstitious significance....more
If you were too busy preparing kickass hors d’oeuvres for your Oscars party to read The Rumpus this weekend, we understand, and we’re here to help. Here’s what you missed.
An enchanting comic about an invisible crown by Yumi Sakugawa.
Anisse Gross interviews Joshua Mohr about his latest novel Fight Song and giving every idea, no matter how ridiculous, a chance on the page....more
If you skipped the Rumpus this weekend to watch the Super Bowl (who wouldn’t after reading J. Ryan Stradal’s guide for people who don’t know about football?), here’s what you missed.
A gorgeous Yumi Sakugawa comic called “Of Light.”
Another comic, this one about Groundhog Day, by Cassie J....more
Need to catch up on Rumpus features from this weekend? We’ve got you covered.
“I evaded capture and the result became six month’s worth of daily mail: false reports, found objects, collages, poetic rants and obscenity-laden letters that I mailed to our apartment, ephemera that I’m still mining for inspiration.” Michael Berger on making art while on the clock at work....more
Catch up with the Rumpus’s posts from this weekend!
“I can’t say that my work never crosses over into my mothering life. Career choices often affect who we are as people, as parents, the same way filmmakers can’t watch a movie without criticizing it.” Natahsa Deón on how her career as a criminal lawyer seeped into the rest of her life....more
The Rumpus was packed like a tasty dumpling with features this weekend!
Amy Fusellman has an essay about what she learned besides tightrope walking while taking a tightrope-walking class.
Your One True Self: a comic by Yumi Sakugawa.
Melissa Chadburn interviews her mentor Dana Johnson about her novel Elsewhere, California and its take on class, race, and identity in Los Angeles....more
Ring in the new year with these Rumpus interviews from the weekend!
There’s an interview with writer/director Craig Zobel about his movie Compliance, a fictionalized version of real-life series of events in which people posed as police officers over the phone and convinced fast-food employees to strip-search coworkers....more
If you’re pondering the Christ in Christmas this year, you’ll want to check out the pieces we posted this weekend.
First, Donna Johnson interviews Erika Rae. Both are former Evangelicals who write about wrestling like Jacob with faith and guilt and “trying to be ’hot for God.’”
Then, a chapter from Rae’s memoir Devangelical: Why I Left To Save My Soul, about hoping for the end of the world....more
We ran some really fabulous pieces this weekend that you’ll definitely want to read (or reread).
We interviewed Nataly Kelly about the immense weight that rests on the shoulders of translators, whether they’re translating poetry or interpreting 911 calls.
Elizabeth Tannen discussed what it was like growing up in the shadow of Jackie, the woman who was her father’s first wife and her brothers’ mother, and who died of cancer before Tannen was born....more
If you were away from your computer this weekend, here’s what you missed at the Rumpus....more