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Posts Tagged: autoimmune disease

Divestment

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Secrecy stitched us a fraudulent reality. Denial masqueraded as hope.

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A Little Bit Irreverent, a Little Bit Truthful: Talking with Megan Cummins

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Megan Cummins discusses her debut story collection, IF THE BODY ALLOWS IT.

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A Rope to Grab in the Chaos: Talking with Esmé Weijun Wang

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Esmé Weijun Wang discusses her debut essay collection, THE COLLECTED SCHIZOPHRENIAS.

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What Did You Expect, Though?

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The immune system, meant to protect a body from foreign invaders, works too assiduously, sees danger where there is none, turns on itself. Such conditions lend themselves to metaphor.

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The Rumpus Interview with Stacy Szymaszek

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Poet Stacy Szymaszek discusses her most recent collection, Journal of Ugly Sites & Other Journals, the “notebook genre,” and claiming a city—ugly sites and all.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, what if your Christmas tree ornaments could tweet. Then, in the Saturday film review of Wild—the film adaptation of Dear Sugar columnist Cheryl Strayed’s eponymous novel—Kenny Ng praises Strayed’s “realness” and “punk aesthetic” while tempering expectations for the film. The author’s life-changing solo hike across 1,100 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail is rendered […]

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