Politics Sunday

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It’s Sunday, so as always, the Rumpus has links to political stories that aim to do more than make you angry at people you already disagree with.

At Guernica, “Where do architectural wonders, coat hanger abortions, virtual slave labor, and a modern underground railroad meet?”

Recessions might make us live longer.

Sexual abuse in juvy — “A full 80 percent of the abuse reported in the study was perpetrated not by other inmates but by staff. And shockingly, 95 percent of the youth making such allegations said they were victimized by female staff.” (via)

I hadn’t heard anything from Camille Paglia lately, so I found this old interview (this one too), and then I had my fix.

Also, old newspapers are pretty. (via)


Seth Fischer’s writing has twice been listed as notable in The Best American Essays and has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize by several publications, including Guernica. He was the founding Sunday editor at The Rumpus and is the current nonfiction editor at The Nervous Breakdown. He is a Dornsife PhD Fellow at USC and been awarded fellowships and residencies by Ucross, Lambda Literary, Jentel, Ragdale, and elsewhere, and he teaches at the UCLA-Extension Writer’s Program and Antioch University, where he received his MFA. More from this author →