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Posts Tagged: 1980s

Allowing for Breathing Room: A Conversation with Jessica Lind Peterson

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Jessica Lind Peterson discusses her debut essay collection, SOUND LIKE TRAPPED THUNDER.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project: Sheila Squillante

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“I felt like I wanted to do it and not explain it.”

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Girl Power: Quan Barry’s We Ride Upon Sticks

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But this is We Ride Upon Sticks: someone’s perm falls out, someone becomes prom queen.

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A Very Queer Book: Talking with Carter Sickels

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Carter Sickels discusses his new novel, THE PRETTIEST STAR.

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Teddy Ruxpin

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There’s a collective guilt. So, our parents buy us friends.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Tom Barbash

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Tom Barbash discusses THE DAKOTA WINTERS.

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The Inward Place: A Conversation with Claudia Dey

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Claudia Dey discusses her first American release, HEARTBREAKER.

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Judging Kavanaugh

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[W]omen won’t forget this come November and beyond.

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The Inadvertent Postmodernist: A Conversation with Sarah Schulman

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Author and activist Sarah Schulman discusses her forthcoming novel, MAGGIE TERRY.

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The Real People: A Conversation with Rebecca Makkai

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Rebecca Makkai discusses her forthcoming third novel, The Great Believers, how she arrived at the book’s structure, and the story and its characters.

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President of Smut

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Our country has always been ruled by and for the privileged, but never has this glaring injustice in the system been made so shamelessly clear.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: 21 Poems That Shaped America (Pt. 15): “Southern History”

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We can’t hide from our history and we can’t pass it on to future generations.

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Lone Star Cinema

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In clinging to a set of memories that fade more every day, maybe I’m also clinging to an idyllic version of my own past.

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Slang and Swagger: Riffing with Jeff Chang

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Jeff Chang discusses his latest book, We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation, his work in hip-hip journalism, and the beauty and humanity of political protest.

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Conversations with Writers Braver Than Me: Jason Diamond

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Jason Diamond discusses his memoir Searching for John Hughes, confronting his childhood abuse, avoiding his parents, and writing about all of it.

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: I Died of Dysentery

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The glorious ways we fifth graders died in Mr. Mosher’s computer class. We strove to die in the most imaginable permutations possible.

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Sound & Vision: Ken Freedman

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Allyson McCabe talks with Ken Freedman, the general manager of WFMU (the longest-running freeform radio station in the US), about the relevance of radio, technological innovation, and a just-launched morning show.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Kurt Wagner’s One-of-a-Kind Hat

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I try not to think about fashion. It’s more that I want to settle on something to wear so I don’t have to think about it.

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The Rumpus Interview with Paula Whyman

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Paula Whyman discusses her debut collection You May See a Stranger, discovering truth in fiction, and how memory interferes with good storytelling.

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The Rumpus Review of Seoul Searching

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Seeing is a critical part of normalizing, and though it seems like a rudimentary expectation, it’s important for American audiences to see Korean-Americans simply living their lives.

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Sound & Vision: Tim Barnes

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Internationally recognized percussionist, composer, sound designer, and audio archivist Tim Barnes talks with Allyson McCabe about how his musical career has developed and changed, and what he’s up to now.

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David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: Primal Talk

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One of the thrills of being a writer is becoming aware of the wildness that percolates inside of you. If you’ve learned to listen, you’re able to hear it.

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