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Posts Tagged: nostalgia

The Seductive Nature of Faith: Talking with Alex McElroy

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Alex McElroy discusses their debut novel, THE ATMOSPHERIANS.

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Agency Over Anything Else: Talking with Elle Nash

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Elle Nash discusses her new short story collection, NUDES.

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Everything Is Malleable: Talking with Lauren Oyler

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Lauren Oyler discusses her debut novel, FAKE ACCOUNTS.

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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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The Fine Line Between Nihilism and Hope: Talking with Ahmed Naji

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Ahmed Naji discusses his new memoir, ROTTEN EVIDENCE.

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Swinging Modern Sounds: Observations on the Occasion of a 100th Column

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The clash of opinions about music is music itself.

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Voices on Addiction: Call Us Beautiful

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I’m saying people can be imperfect and still be remembered as beautiful.

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Love and Loss in the Time of Pandemics: Talking with Paul Lisicky

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Paul Lisicky discusses his new memoir, LATER: MY LIFE AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD.

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Inevitable Uncertainties: A Conversation with Joyce Hinnefeld

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Joyce Hinnefeld discusses her new story collection, THE BEAUTY OF THEIR YOUTH.

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Doing This Wild Thing: A Conversation with Leesa Cross-Smith

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Leesa Cross-Smith discusses her new story collection, SO WE CAN GLOW.

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Voices on Addiction: A Conversation with Emily Arnason Casey

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Emily Arnason Casey discusses her debut essay collection, MADE HOLY.

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My Blockbuster

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Time has put those lovely nostalgia lenses in front of our eyes, and I am not immune.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #165: Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

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“The opposite of nostalgia is truth.”

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

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

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Identity Theft

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In the past year, the writing process has become, for me, a way to navigate between the present and the past, between what I have access to and what I will never know.

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Here’s Your Beginning: A Conversation with Lynn Freed

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Lynn Freed discussions her recent essay collection, The Romance of Elsewhere, the importance of a good first sentence, and the risks involved in writing irony.

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I Am Here to Make Friends

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I’m not here to wallow in what feels like our new dystopia, no. Me? I am here, to rest up before the next bout. I am here to watch The Price Is Right and make friends.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #82: Joni Mitchell’s Court and Spark: A Symposium

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…yet she did what she did, and in the process made the most successful album of her career.

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The Summer of Lana Del Rey

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Three summers ago, I did nothing but drive around Middlebury, Vermont, blasting Lana Del Rey and chain-smoking cigarettes. It was—and I will be dramatic, because that is how it felt—an act of survival. That summer I was in an academic program where we were only allowed to speak or be spoken to in French. But […]

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The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Amy Benson

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Our American obsession with the personal and individual has made us the tremendous resource consumers we are in the world.

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Lone Star Cinema

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In clinging to a set of memories that fade more every day, maybe I’m also clinging to an idyllic version of my own past.

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