Posts Tagged: journalism

One Burning Question: A Conversation with Evelyn C. White

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“I understood in that moment that my life had changed forever. And it has.”

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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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The Rumpus Mini-Interview #141: Tara Isabella Burton

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“I want to make a case for the serious, literary legitimacy of the female experience of self-construction.”

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Something Truer Than True: Talking with Kelly O’Connor McNees

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Kelly O’Connor McNees discusses her new novel, Undiscovered Country, the timeliness of its story, and the genre of historical fiction.

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Reading Other People’s Mail: Talking with Michelle Dean

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Michelle Dean discusses Sharp: The Women Who Made an Art of Having an Opinion, literary legends, and the absence of Black writers from the narrative.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #128: Dunya Mikhail

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“All art is somehow a kind of witness, whether to beauty or to anything else.”

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We Have to Trust Our Punch: A Conversation with Kevin Young

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Kevin Young discusses Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News, America’s relationship to hoaxes, and what we can learn from that relationship.

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Slowly Converging Paths: A Conversation with Nate Blakeslee

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Nate Blakeslee discusses American Wolf: A True Story of Survival and Obsession in the West, cultivating trust in his sources, and recreating action-packed scenes he did not witness.

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Sound & Vision: Anthony DeCurtis

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Allyson McCabe talks with Anthony DeCurtis, author and music journalist, about the art of the interview, his friendship with Lou Reed, and teaching in the digital age.

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Nothing Foreign about It: Talking with Omar El Akkad

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Omar El Akkad discusses his debut novel American War, suicide terrorism, fossil fuels, and blankets.

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“The Book I Said I Would Never Write”: Talking with Karolina Ramqvist

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Karolina Ramqvist discusses The White City, her first novel to be translated to English, and the idea of a writer’s persona out in the world versus a just being a writer, writing.

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Transgressive and Unruly Women: Talking with Anne Helen Petersen

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Anne Helen Peterson discusses her new book, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman, her writing process, and academia.

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Analyzing the Why: A Conversation with Jonathan Reiss

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Jonathan Reiss discusses his debut novel Getting Off, his transition from actor to writer, his own past drug use, and our country’s current opioid epidemic.

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Truth and Beauty: Talking with Joshua Wolf Shenk

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The new Editor-in-Chief of The Believer dismantles stereotypes of Las Vegas, discusses the magazine’s acquisition, and makes a case for bringing journalism into the academy.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Achy Obejas

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Achy Obejas discusses her new collection, The Tower of the Antilles, what she’s learned from translating works of others, and why we should all read poetry every day.

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An Experience and a Life and a Family: Talking with Scaachi Koul

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Scaachi Koul on her debut essay collection One Day We’ll All Be Dead and None of This Will Matter, learning to be patient with her own narrative, and three rules for book tours.

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Dispatches from the Swamp: The Absolute Necessity of Softball

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And then one guy on his team yells, “You have to touch the bases, buddy! This is still America!” That is all it takes. For one guy on the other side to put country over party.

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Ten Minutes of Motherhood: A Conversation with Ariel Levy

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Ariel Levy on The Rules Do Not Apply, the illusion of control, and language’s inability to express grief.

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Peeping under the Goddamn Door: The Price of Empathy in S-Town

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[F]or the first time, I really see the tradeoffs between privacy and honest-to-god, up-close empathy.

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The Eternal Hunt for Relevance: Doree Shafrir Discusses Startup

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Doree Shafrir discusses her debut novel, Startup, the differences between journalism and fiction, and why she chose to tell this particular story.

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Conversations with Literary Ex-Cons: Billy Sinclair

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Former death-row inmate, legendary jailhouse lawyer, and co-editor for the award-winning The Angolite newspaper Billy Sinclair looks back on his prison experience and discusses what his priorities are now.

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The Big Idea: Bill McKibben

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Journalist and environmental activist Bill McKibben discusses whether our environmental crisis can be improved under our new political administration, climate change denial, and manifestations of resistance.

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The Dark Heart of America: On David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon

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David Grann’s new book Killers of the Flower Moon explores the 1920s murders of the Osage tribe, the making of the FBI, and is a reminder of the all too recent history of betrayals that comprise America’s dark heart.

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Concubines and Expat Husbands: Catching Up with Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan

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Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan discusses her new novel, Sarong Party Girls, concubine culture, and the freedom of writing fiction after a career in journalism.

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