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Posts Tagged: France

Voices on Addiction: Searching for Lilacs

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It hadn’t felt like teasing. It felt the way it always did these days—that I had disappointed her.

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When Ideals Meet Reality: The Contradictions by Sophie Yanow

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You want to live by your ideals, but it’s hard to make them align with reality.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Indie bookstore news from across the country and around the world!

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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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What Toulouse-Lautrec Taught Me about Intimacy

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I wanted to stop withholding from them, but withholding was like a drug.

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SquareRoot of Love: A Wine and Words Dinner

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This food as love repairs, protects, and grows the heart and soul.

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The Fraught Nature of Belonging: Nathalie Handal’s Life in a Country Album

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Each poem opens a window into cities and vocabularies of exile.

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Translating Desire: The Erotic-Macabre Poetry of Joyce Mansour

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…women’s writing has often been deemed too dark, too sultry, too frigid, too hysterical.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Indie bookstore news from across the country and around the world!

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All of Humanity: A Conversation with Jérôme Ruillier

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Jérôme Ruillier discusses his graphic novel, THE STRANGE (L’ETRANGE).

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The Evolution of Present-Day Greece: Talking with Nanos Valaoritis

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Poet and author Nanos Valaoritis discusses the political and cultural situation in Greece today.

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Mom Vagina

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When the physical therapist explains the electric dildo she holds in her hand will reset the nerve endings in my vagina so I won’t need to pee every hour, I say, “Get it in me and let’s go.”

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Chen Chen

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Chen Chen discusses his new collection When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, playing the game white supremacy has set up, and if God is trying and failing to be a cool dad.

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The Rumpus Interview With Danielle Trussoni

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Danielle Trussoni discusses her new memoir, The Fortress, black magic, the cult of marriage, and the dark side of storytelling.

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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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Vocabulary Lessons in Bucharest

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I felt unhinged in my moments of isolation, and frustrated in my muteness.

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The Rumpus Interview with Clarence Major

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Clarence Major discusses his new collection Chicago Heat and Other Stories, the artist’s role in politics, Donald Trump and race relations, and Paris in the good old days.

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