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Posts Tagged: California

Keeping Time in Los Angeles

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Music was noise, and noise was music, and George Antheil was on his way.

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Father Time Is Undefeated

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It’s a strange thing, seeing a reliable machine fail. Seeing a hero crash to earth.

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Poetics of Lineage

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I see the birds. I feel my body, splitting from its spirit, lying in the grass.

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Stay Free: Your House Will Pay by Steph Cha

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Cha constructs a Los Angeles sharply different from most representations of the city.

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Skin

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I am cooking myself back in to my family, back into my own skin.

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Rumpus Exclusive: “Journalists Invade Former Soviet Union”

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The missionaries seemed concerned. I figured it was too late for that.

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Anger as Fuel: A Conversation with Dani Burlison

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Dani Burlison discusses ALL OF ME: STORIES OF LOVE, ANGER, AND THE FEMALE BODY.

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The Sacred Act of Art-Making: A Conversation with Patrick Coleman

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Patrick Coleman discusses his debut novel, THE CHURCHGOER.

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Monarchs, Motherhood, and Transformation

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These butterflies needed help, and I wanted to deliver them my garden.

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A Cleansing Tornado: Heart Like a Window, Mouth Like a Cliff by Sara Borjas

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Undergirding all the truth about pain is the triumph that comes from having a heart like a window and a mouth like a cliff.

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Studying the City of Angels: A Conversation with Nina Revoyr

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Nina Revoyr discusses her new novel, A STUDENT OF HISTORY.

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Through the Translator’s Lens: Ewa Hryniewicz-Yarbrough’s Objects of Affection

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For Hryniewicz-Yarbrough, language provides a stronger connection with the past than nationality alone.

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What to Read When the World Is Ending

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Books to read in this fraught political moment.

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A Pointed Narrative Choice: Talking with Lydia Kiesling

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Lydia Kiesling discusses her debut novel, THE GOLDEN STATE.

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The Thread: American Garbage

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The molecules are valuable even if the plastic we see is not.

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A Community of the People: Tommy Orange’s There There

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THERE THERE does not settle, it unsettles.

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The Abattoir

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This is what my mother doesn’t want me to see: the death rattle in a forbidden room. This is what she doesn’t want me to know: how one life is sacrificed for another to live.

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