Quantcast

Posts Tagged: London

How Patterns Break: Talking with Linda Bierds

By

Poet Linda Bierds discusses her newest collection, THE HARDY TREE.

...more

Notes of Dissent: Lessons from a Family Volvo

By

Through drill, artists have a means of exploring and challenging the political marginalization of their voices.

...more

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Jill Sobule’s Favorite Spy Cars

By

I wasn’t into girl stuff, but I loved James Bond!

...more

Breathing into the Paper Bag: Talking with Jenny Valentish

By

Jenny Valentish discusses her memoir, WOMEN OF SUBSTANCES.

...more

Wanted/Needed/Loved: Viv Albertine’s Emotional Investigation

By

I’ve worked through the pain, and made something useful and creative out of it.

...more

A Need for a Home: Lucy Hughes-Hallett Discusses Peculiar Ground

By

Lucy Hughes-Hallett discusses her debut novel, Peculiar Ground, out today from HarperCollins.

...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores

By

Kaitlyn Tiffany tried to buy a Father’s Day gift at Amazon’s new real world store. A rare bookstore in London, known as a favorite of Queen Elizabeth, has found a new home in a stunning townhouse. Despite a huge number of new books and voracious readers, Japan’s bookstores keep closing.

...more

(K)ink: Writing While Deviant: Kirsten Irving

By

The pressure to prove ourselves can have a distorting effect, causing us to doubt our instincts in favor of following others we perceive to be experts or “genuine.”

...more

TORCH: My American Playground

By

I left the car by the roadside and ran up the slope, in tears now, reaching the picnic tables and swings and, as bright and vivid as in my dreams, my purple-shaped climbing frame, exactly as I remembered it.

...more

You Can’t Be a Snob with Bad Teeth: Talking with David Sedaris

By

David Sedaris discusses his new collection of diary entries, Theft By Finding, his love for book signings, and his inevitable return to IHOP.

...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores

By

In Chicago, Aimee Levitt wonders how many bookstores she can visit in a single day to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. Meanwhile, in Seattle, Moira Macdonald explains how she planned on maximizing the number of stores she visited.

...more

Album of the Week: Arca by Arca

By

In 2012, after leaving their homeland Venezuela for New York City and then London, Alejandro Ghersi began playing music under the stage name of Arca. A former child star, Ghersi has collaborated with Bjork and Kanye West. Now, the twenty-six-year-old producer and composer is releasing their third, eponymous album—the first via XL Recordings, and the […]

...more

The Rumpus Interview with Lauren Elkin

By

Writer and academic Lauren Elkin discusses her latest book Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London, the freedoms and constraints of urban space for women, and the power of first person.

...more

Album of the Week: Sinkane’s Life & Livin’ It

By

Take a musician born in London, raised for a time in Sudan, and relocated to Ohio at five years old. Have his parents make him listen to Bob Marley, and let him eventually discover great Afrobeat like William Onyeabor, and Pharoah Sanders’s legendary saxophone. Here is how we get to Ahmed Gallab, the mastermind behind Sinkane, who […]

...more

The Rumpus Interview with Jon Day

By

Jon Day discusses his memoir, Cyclogeography: Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier, the bicycle as a symbol of gentrification, and the city as “a technology for living.”

...more