In The Queer Syllabus, writers nominate works for a new canon of queer literature.
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My reading of the audience’s reaction to the bombast of The Big Short is not that people genuinely find the story amusing, but rather, that we are experiencing discomfort while simultaneously expecting to be entertained. ...more
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Benjamin Percy discusses his latest novel,
The Dead Lands, why it’s all about keeping language fresh, and his dream job writing for DC Comics. ...more
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In Episode 6 of
The Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, Dave Roderick chats with poet Oliver de la Paz about his new collection, Post Subject: A Fable, video games, and his weirdest writing habit. ...more
Tags: Batman, Christian Bale, Cormac McCarthy, d.h. lawrence, Dave Roderick, dystopia, invisible cities, Italo Calvino, John Berryman, Marvin Bell, ocd, Oliver de la Paz, post subject, requiem for the orchard, Rumpus Late Nite Poetry Show, T.S. Eliot, the road, VIDA, Video Games
This is a movie that wants to be about truth and lies, and the nature of both. It wants to be about the ubiquity of the con. And it wants to be about the authenticity that can somehow grow in an environment of utter fakery. ...more
Comics and movies with the man who has owned the film rights to Batman for thirty years.
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