Our next Letter for Kids comes from Merriam Sarcia Saunders!
Through 5/31, get a signed copy of UNCONVENTIONAL VEHICLES by Michael Hearst!
Our next Letter for Kids comes from Michael Hearst!
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Allyson McCabe talks with Michael Hearst, a founding member of One Ring Zero, about how he got his start in music and writing, and what he’s been working on recently.
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Rumpus editors recommend the best books to gift children, from new releases to classics they cherished through their own childhoods.
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Released today, Michael Hearst’s Curious Constructions will bring you face-to-face with fifty incredible structures, including: a fire-breathing octopus sculpture; the skateboard ramp you’d need to jump the Great Wall of China; a whole community of tree houses in Costa Rica; and a lifesize X-Wing Starfighter built of Legos. These and many more fascinating accounts of constructions both fantastically useful […]
I started thinking about additional, more slantwise ways we might talk about his legacy. What if I organized a bunch of guitar players? ...more
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Michael Hearst has come a long way from the guy who played plastic wind instruments on Seventh Avenue, to an admirably creative and original adulthood. ...more
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This week Keith Gessen and HFM present “Diary of a Very Bad Year,” Justin Taylor goes guerrilla at the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series, Ed Park, Deb Olin Unferth and Ben Greenman at a “Word for Word” lunchtime event, Paula Abdul is a vampire, Contraband Cinema comes to BAM, Nick Reding on methamphetamine taking over middle-America, […]
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