Posts by: Isaac Fitzgerald

Derek Boogaard

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The New York Times has published a fascinating (and heartbreaking) three-part examination of the life and death of professional hockey player/enforcer Derek Boogaard. From childhood dreams to devastating addiction and brain damage, reporter John Branch’s bloody but beautiful profile of “The Boogeyman” is not to be missed.

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Ira Glass Writes (Steals?) Like a Motherfucker

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Cool thing #1: Jane Marie, co-editor over at The Hairpin (a site we ♥), included Sugar’s Write Like a Motherfucker mug on her list of “Gifts for Dudes.” (Thanks Jane, we love you back!) Cool thing #2, though, is that the story doesn’t end there. In her writeup of the mug Jane states, “This was […]

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All About Orner

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Peter Orner’s new book, Love and Shame and Love, got some *ahem* love today from the New York Times. No surprise to us though, as the book is our November selection for The Rumpus Book Club (which, it’s worth mentioning, you can sign up for here). Still not sold? Check out the book trailer, which […]

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Longreads ♥

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Longreads.com, which links to “the best long-form stories on the web,” has picked Rebecca K. O’Connor’s beautiful essay “What We Lost When We Lost Barbara Jean” as one of their selections today. Thanks Longreads.com, we love you back!

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Writers In Support of The Occupy Movement

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“We, the undersigned writers and all who will join us, support Occupy Wall Street and the Occupy Movement around the world.” OccupyWriters.com has some new original work posted today, including “Thirteen Observations made by Lemony Snicket while watching Occupy Wall Street from a Discreet Distance” and “The Great Unrest” by D.A. Powell. Enjoy!

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“Chuck Palahniuk Goes to Hell”

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“It’s liberating. Fight Club is what bought me my freedom. When you think about so many people—Burroughs, you think of Naked Lunch—so many people are just identified by one work. So it’s not so unusual. Ken Kesey, you think of Cuckoo’s Nest.” Mother Jones talks with Chuck Palahniuk about his new novel Damned, writing through […]

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“Time is a gift…”

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“Our cult of decade anniversaries—the tenth of 9/11, the twentieth of ‘Nevermind’—are for the most part mere accidents of our fingers: because we’ve got five on each hand, we count things out in tens and hundreds. And yet the fifty-year birthday of a good children’s book marks a real passage, since it means that the […]

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Party with McSweeney’s in SF

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Bay Area Readers: don’t miss tonight’s McSweeney’s 38 Release Party at Amnesia (853 Valencia Street) featuring Chanan Tigay and Nathaniel Rich! The event kicks off at 6:30pm, and is sure to be a blast. Hope to see you there!

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Sugar ♥♥♥

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From the “Things Making Us Smile This Friday” files: Jill Filipovic of Feministe calls Sugar “a national treasure” and “the best advice columnist on all of the interwebs.”

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Juggalos: True Fringe Culture

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“Finally, something should be said for the fact that although I like to identify myself with punks and outcasts and ‘fringe culture’ (whatever the fuck that’s supposed to mean), the truth is that Juggalos are the real outcasts, they’re the no-bullshit, real deal, persecuted losers that made a culture that no one is supposed to […]

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Unauthorised Assange Autobiography

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Tomorrow Canongate, Julian Assange’s former publisher, plan to “publish ‘the unauthorised first draft’ of his autobiography without his consent, months after the WikiLeaks founder withdrew from a million-pound contract for his memoirs.”

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