Weekend Rumpus Roundup


First, Brandon Hicks takes an illustrative look at a few hypothetical situations.

And in the Saturday interview, Anna March talks with Salon editor and author Sarah Hepola about alcoholism and the distorted worldview that comes along with it. Hepola talks movingly about her blackouts, which became the “through line” in her memoir of the same name. A breakthrough comes when she realizes exactly who the “cool kids” are.

Meanwhile, Christine Sneed declares that the city at the core of her new book of fiction, Paris, He Said, “is sensuous and beautiful;” the French sensibility is “very attuned to beauty and quality.” In the Sunday Interview with Suzanne Clores, Sneed discusses her main character Jayne’s transition from college to adulthood and her development as a single, female artist in Paris.

Read more of Max Gray at Big City Sasquatch or follow him on Twitter @City_Sasquatch. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Encounters, Mount Hope, Conte, tNY.press, and English Kills Review. He co-hosts the etymology podcast Words For Dinner and is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program. More from this author →