He could spin a Spalding between those eight digits faster and smoother than anyone. ...more
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Barbara Jane Reyes discusses her new collection, LETTERS TO A YOUNG BROWN GIRL.
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Raven Leilani discusses her debut novel, LUSTER.
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Billy-Ray Belcourt discusses his new book, A HISTORY OF MY BRIEF BODY.
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A Black boy, no matter how young, was not a child. He was a future criminal. ...more
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The rage and frustration overwhelmed all rational thought. ...more
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Tatyana Fazlalizadeh discusses her new book, STOP TELLING WOMEN TO SMILE.
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The root of these imagined, monstrous versions of women, Doyle argues, is fear. ...more
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Where do I get what I need when I have nothing left? ...more
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I don’t believe the problem of rape culture is beyond resolution, but I know that you’re not the one responsible for solving it. ...more
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Jenny Valentish discusses her memoir, WOMEN OF SUBSTANCES.
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Is there a relationship between the violence that came through me, and the violence that came at me? ...more
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It’s a little extraordinary when you realize that you’re the one getting in your own way. ...more
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When I attended professional acting school back in 1986 (the MFA program at UC Irvine, I proudly remark), I had a teacher ask me once, “Charles, are you able to feel any authentic emotion other than anger?” I paused for a bit and considered the question, before answering, truthfully, “No. I don’t suppose I can.” […]
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What scares me in the current work is how much I trust the concept, what I’m trying to achieve. ...more
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But of course, our world isn’t actually dead yet. This is fiction, and we’re watching a movie. ...more
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The Apple watch says you aren’t good enough. The tension between sex and science. Are rage clicks a thing of the past? What the Internet needs is a vigilante. Schools still have an equal access problem. When it comes to science, schools need to teach doubt.
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Sometimes I envy Absalom. He had recourse. He had power. He raised up an army in his rage. He did something. He turned his rage into an insurrection. All I’ve ever done is turn my anger into words. How can a sister avenge her sister? How can a brother mourn his loss? How can a […]
“Eli. The gun is in my bedroom. There are bullets in there, too. I don’t need to worry about you guys, do I?” ...more
Gird your loins: the next Letter in the Mail, going out Monday, July 15, is from Laura Bogart! If you’d like to receive her letter, subscribe by noon PT tomorrow. Laura is the recipient of the 2009 Grace Paley Fellowship for Fiction from The Juniper Institute at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the 2011 SLS Literary Fellowship. Her writing […]
Welcome to the weekend Rumpus roundup, where we showcase our finest weekend features in case you actually have a life and don’t sit in front of the computer all Saturday and Sunday. Here you will see an interview with adventurous L.A. writer Cecil Castellucci about her latest book, a charming graphic novel for kids called Odd […]
“The heart is a fist, and he taught me to make mine hard.” Laura Bogart makes her Rumpus debut, exploring the link between rage, power and grief.
Two new books call into question the future of war as we know it.