Posts Tagged: Hurricane Sandy

Here Is the Physical Proof: Talking with Elizabeth Rush

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Elizabeth Rush discusses RISING: DISPATCHES FROM THE NEW AMERICAN SHORE.

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Watching the World End: A History of The Weather Channel

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[A]ll this sensationalism has made The Weather Channel, inadvertently and ever increasingly, the essential television viewing experience of the Anthropocene.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #71: Kris D’Agostino

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In Kris D’Agostino’s second novel, The Antiques, he returns to familiar forms: A dysfunctional family whose members are in various stages of arrested development; a generational home in upstate New York; and the absurdity of life in its most darkly comedic moments. Here, the three grown (yet hardly mature) children of the Westfall family reunite […]

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Swinging Modern Sounds #62: Stillness as Metaphor

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I am after a music that renders life as it is, and which invites in the intermittent pulsations of life.

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The Rumpus Interview with Richard Ford

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Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Richard Ford discusses his new book, Let Me Be Frank With You, how metaphor shapes our world, and why he doesn’t like the idea he has a battery to recharge.

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Brooklyn Public Library’s Hurricane Sandy Oral History Project

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The Brooklyn Public Library is inviting all Brooklyn residents to participate in its Hurricane Sandy Oral History Project. News articles and statistics don’t equate to personal narratives recounting the emotional impact of the storm. Participants will be interviewed for 20-30 minutes and their stories will be preserved in a permanent collection and many will be […]

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Flood the Art Market: Artists Helping Artists Affected by Hurricane Sandy

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After Hurricane Sandy, many artists lost space, supplies, and, worst of all, irreplaceable artwork. Flood the Art Market is hosting an exhibit December 6 – 9, with a silent auction and Flood Party on December 8 during Art Basel Miami Beach at The Art Place Wynwood. Pieces by many artists will be featured, including Rumpus contributor Paul Madonna. […]

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Here is New York

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I understood the impulse to go outside and have sex on the bridge in the middle of the hurricane, because it’s an exaggerated version of the impulse to move to New York at all. This place is a city full of unnecessary danger and difficulty, and to move here on purpose is neither logical nor sane.

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Seven Storms

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The Peckman River broke its banks on September 14th, flooding out the center of our town, closing roads and causing days of little local streets lined with heaps of the sad, soaked contents of basements, left out not to dry, but simply to be taken away.

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Veterans Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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If you spent the weekend honoring the veterans in your life or otherwise celebrating Veterans Day, you may have missed these excellent Rumpus pieces. Don’t worry, it’s not too late to read them! On what would have been his 90th birthday, we spoke with Kurt Vonnegut’s daughter Nanette about her father’s writing, family life, and […]

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Sandy Hates Books

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Hurricane Sandy hates books, according to the name of a relief fundraiser at the powerHouse arena in Brooklyn this Saturday. Although it seems unwise to anger Sandy any further (and perhaps unfair to expect a meteorological phenomenon to have an appreciation of literature), the event is completely packed with amazing writers and artists: Teju Cole, […]

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Help A Bookstore Out

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The good news, as The Atlantic Wire reported yesterday, is many bookstores in Manhattan and Brooklyn managed to weather the storm, and should be—if they aren’t already—doing business as usual within the next day or so. The bad news is powerHouse Arena, a beloved bookstore situated in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, was not so lucky. Because […]

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Sandy Roundup

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Mother Jones is a good place for ongoing updates. Yesterday, their Climate Desk spoke with elderly NYC residents trapped without power. Our own Michelle Dean writes about “FEMA, Inequality and the Need for Better Government.” “Where Did All the Gasoline Go?” The Atlantic has some answers. The Nation looks ahead to how Sandy will impact the election. How to […]

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The Politics of Hurricane Sandy

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In our earlier roundup about Hurricane Sandy, we linked to this piece from The Atlantic’s Garance Franke-Ruta which quotes Governor Mitt Romney in 2011 at a Republican debate. He was talking about government spending in the context of a concern that FEMA was running out of money for dealing with national emergencies. He’d already said […]

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Sandy Roundup

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The New York Times tracks the storm and the daunting recovery effort. The Atlantic has a range of coverage on the hurricane, including political, economic, and historical perspectives. A list of resources for Sandy relief efforts at Racialicious. Check the NYC Mayor’s office Twitter feed for ongoing updates and ways to help. Rumpus columnist Steve Almond on why Sandy matters […]

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