Posts Tagged: Wisconsin

The Rumpus Interview With Danielle Trussoni

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Danielle Trussoni discusses her new memoir, The Fortress, black magic, the cult of marriage, and the dark side of storytelling. ...more

United We Stand

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No one knows exactly what the next four years will bring. But we are always stronger when we protest together. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Brian Booker

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Brian Booker discusses his debut collection Are You Here For What I’m Here For?, giving characters strange and unusual names, and sleeping sickness. ...more

Rumpus Original Fiction: April, 1968

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Used to see lots of psychedelic princes and princesses on Haight Street. Not many these days. But here were hundreds of the turned on and tuned in, dressed like birds and peacocks in heat. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Connie Wanek

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Connie Wanek discusses her latest book, Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems, the challenge of looking back at older poems, and what prioritizing writing looks like. ...more

Lorrie Moore on Wisconsin and Steven Avery

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Lorrie Moore writes an extensive ode to her weird home state of Wisconsin, and its newest national sensation, the Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer. The well-acclaimed Wisconsin author’s viewpoint on the series and its setting is interesting, to say the least, and well-deserving of its patented Lorrie Moore Exclamation Points.

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The Rumpus Interview with Debra Monroe

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Debra Monroe talks about her new memoir, My Unsentimental Education, the future of the genre, and how the Internet has changed what it means to be human. ...more

The Latest from Wisconsin

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If you scan the front pages of major news websites this morning, you might not know that anything happened in Wisconsin last night.

The MSNBC website has a small piece low on the right column titled “Wis. Senate OKs anti-union bill with no Dems present.” At the NY Times, you have to scroll down to find this headline: “Wisconsin Assembly Set to Approve Limits on Union Bargaining,” which completely skips the legislative legerdemain that Wisconsin Republicans wove last night.

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Wisconsin Roundup

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It’s been interesting watching the conventional wisdom turn on this story. It’s been a rare feeling for me lately–union member, progressive, educator–to see the public come around to my way of thinking on a subject. The euphoria of early 2009 has more than faded, trust me.

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