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Posts Tagged: Seattle

The Crowtagonist at the End of the World: Talking with Kira Jane Buxton

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Kira Jane Buxton discusses her debut novel, HOLLOW KINGDOM.

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What’s Between the Covers: A Conversation with Naben Ruthnum

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Naben Ruthnum discusses CURRY: EATING, READING, AND RACE and FIND YOU IN THE DARK.

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The Causality Runs Both Ways: A Conversation with Joshua Clover

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Joshua Clover discusses his book Riot.Strike.Riot, mediating between individual agency and structural determination, and finding hope in student action.

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Album of the Week: Call It Love by Briana Marela

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Call It Love is Briana Marela’s third album, and her first after signing with Jagjaguwar. In the album’s ten tracks, the Seattleite explores the many facets of love, from its early sweet moments to the ending of a relationship, with a detour inspired by the book The Farthest Shore by Ursula K Le Guin. “I write […]

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Death, Memory, and Other Superpowers

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There was no cedar chest filled with tissue-wrapped rattles, handprint art projects, and bronzed baby shoes. Our parents never spoke of our missing sister.

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TORCH: My Father’s Mansion

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I love the United States, too. Like a house I was raised in, though, I know it up close and can spot its many fissures.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Lisa Factora-Borchers

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Lisa Factora-Borchers talks about being a Catholic feminist, writing across genres, and pushing back against a singular narrative about New York.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tamiko Nimura

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Tamiko Nimura talks about the influence of history, memory, and silence on her work; creating a private MFA for herself; and writing a generational memoir.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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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.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A Jordanian bookseller opened a 24-hour “Emergency Room for the Mind” that offers life-affirming literature. One Seattle-area bookstore thinks to the key to success is more competition and is seeking out a neighboring bookstore to open nearby. Bucharest, Romania is getting two new bookstores.

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Sound & Vision: Matt Sullivan

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Allyson McCabe talks with Matt Sullivan, founder of Light in the Attic Records, about how he’s preserved the label’s commitment to great music while also meeting the demands of a changing, and often challenging, market.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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You’ll never believe this amazing sales technique! A bookstore is making clickbait headlines from classic novel plots. Bustle highlights some unconventional bookstores around the world. April 29 is Independent Bookstore Day and a Seattle area store is issuing a challenge to readers: visit 19 participating stores get your bookstore passport stamped.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Bookstores are getting more political because of Trump. And as it turns out, getting political is pretty good for business. Facebook deleted and then restored an Oak Park, Michigan bookstore’s page over a stray copyright claim.

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The Rumpus Interview with Erik Kennedy

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Poet Erik Kennedy discusses literary community and his formative years as a young writer in New Jersey, and shares two new prose poems.

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The Rumpus Interview with Tobias Carroll

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Tobias Carroll discusses his newest collection Transitory, the influence of film on his writing, and getting good news at bad times.

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Who Run the World?

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Look through these images, and feel proud. Feel inspired. Know that yes, the battle is uphill and will be hard-won, but it will be won.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Seattle readers apparently like to drink while browsing for books. 13 million Italians live in municipalities without a bookstore. The LA Times attempts to figure out what Amazon’s first store in New York City will mean for the Strand. Seoul, South Korea, now has an employee-free bookstore.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Twenty-Three Pieces of the Sunset Bowl

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[A]ll over town, pits in the ground stayed pits in the ground. Those cavities were my consolation. For the moment, we were all in the hole.

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A Ringing in Your Ears That Would Disappear by Morning

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Soon, you would discover the local isle of misfits. Every town has at least one if you do some digging. Yours was The Boathouse.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Used to Be Schwartz

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When I told my friend Aharon that my family name used to be Schwartz, he said, “Used to be Schwartz—sounds like a Borscht Belt act.”

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