Posts Tagged: Brooklyn

In the Spirit of Curiosity: Talking with Jamel Brinkley

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Jamel Brinkley discusses his debut story collection, A LUCKY MAN.

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Notable NYC: 8/18–8/24

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Literary events in and around NYC this week!

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Notable NYC: 7/21–7/27

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Literary events in and around New York City this week!

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #136: Shy Watson

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“I do think when I write it’s kind of therapy or having to tell someone everything or maybe writing it gets it out of my head?”

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Notable NYC: 3/31–4/6

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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The Experience Takes Its Shape from You: Talking with Naima Coster

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Naima Coster discusses her debut novel, Halsey Street, getting pushback on her use of Spanish, and the importance of equity and inclusion in higher education.

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Fitting In

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Without men around to impress, I discovered my own taste—what desire meant beyond the desire to be desirable.

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A Spirit Born into a Human Body: Talking with Akwaeke Emezi

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Akwaeke Emezi discusses her debut novel, Freshwater, her public and private identities, and deciding when to translate culture for readers.

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Sound & Vision: Michael Hearst

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Allyson McCabe talks with Michael Hearst, a founding member of One Ring Zero, about how he got his start in music and writing, and what he’s been working on recently.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #112: Roz Chast

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” I think when you really love something, you notice the minutiae. It’s partly how you make something your own.”

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Gentrification Looks Like Us: Making Rent in Bed-Stuy by Brandon Harris

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Harris thoughtfully examines what happens when privilege and lack of privilege are forced to coexist in the same neighborhood—and, occasionally, in the same apartment.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Danzy Senna

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Danzy Senna discusses New People, inhabiting her characters without judging them, playing with the reality and surreality of identity, and pushing against traditional story arcs.

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Empathy Is Cheap: A Conversation with Brandon Harris

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Brandon Harris discusses his memoir Making Rent in Bed-Stuy, gentrification in New York City and Brooklyn, the homogenization of American cities by corporate America, and whiteness of film culture.

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Home Is Here

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There is no singular Muslim story, no definitive identity for the entire religion. […] Here, four women discuss what it’s like to be a minority in America in 2017, post-9/11 and post-Trump.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Amazon’s revolutionary new way to sell books in a physical brick and mortar store, has opened in New York City. Everyone old is new again. Even chain bookstores, like the UK’s Waterstones, thrives because of booksellers’ personal touches, like book recommendations.

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Sound & Vision: Leah Hayes

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Allyson McCabe talks with Leah Hayes, acclaimed illustrator, graphic novelist, songwriter, and musician.

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Album of the Week: Peter Silberman’s Impermanence

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“It’s not the notes you play, it’s the notes you don’t play.” This quote from Miles Davis is what inspired Peter Silberman during the make of his first solo album, Impermanence, out now via Transgressive. Forced by a temporary hearing impairment to leave Brooklyn, Silberman learned to deal with silence and its ungraspable dimensions in […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Naomi Jackson

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Naomi Jackson discusses her debut novel, The Star Side of Bird Hill, how she approached writing about mental illness and its affects on a family, and choosing to to tell a story from multiple perspectives.

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Song of the Day: “Let Me See That Ponytail Run”

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The Defibulators are the rootsiest bluegrass outfit to come stomping out of Brooklyn, New York, in a long time—perhaps ever. Named by VICE Music as “Brooklyn’s kings of alt-country, minus the ‘alt,’” The Defibulators’ sound has been described as truckerpunk, Americana, citibillie… the list goes on. While their lightning-fast strings and country shuffle will draw the crowd […]

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Chicago’s bookstores, bracing against the looming arrival of a physical Amazon store, are stronger than ever. Check out this roundup of local indie stores. Fišer bookstore, a Prague institution since the 1930s, is closing. Korea’s oldest bookstore closed fourteen years ago, but Jongno Books is set to reopen in Seoul.

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