Posts Tagged: Trump

New-Old, Old-New: Erica Dawson’s When Rap Spoke Straight to God

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Dawson plays with many tropes—light and dark, the spiritual vs. the corporeal—while questioning the everyday myths that surround us.

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Transgressing Familiarity: Talking with Thomas Page McBee

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Thomas Page McBee discusses his new memoir, AMATEUR.

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On Returning to The Book of Nightmares as a New Father in the Trump Era

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2018 began interlaced with a double helix of joy and fear.

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The Inadvertent Postmodernist: A Conversation with Sarah Schulman

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Author and activist Sarah Schulman discusses her forthcoming novel, MAGGIE TERRY.

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A Pointed Narrative Choice: Talking with Lydia Kiesling

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Lydia Kiesling discusses her debut novel, THE GOLDEN STATE.

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Racism Shouldn’t Be Shocking: Toppling American Myths

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Let us teach something new to the next generation that speaks to the lessons we’ve learned.

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How to Keep Calm and Carry On

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Your mind doesn’t play tricks on you. You play tricks on your mind.

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They Prefer People to Die: On Trump, Borders, and Racism

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A good man doesn’t leave someone to die in the desert, and when he uses God’s name, he does it to bless, not to kill.

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The Life of the Mind: A Conversation with Elizabeth Scanlon

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Elizabeth Scanlon discusses her debut full-length collection, Lonesome Gnosis, brains and trains, and poetry as prayer.

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This Future Is Here: Talking with Tom McAllister

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Tom McAllister discusses his new novel, How to Be Safe, workshops, Twitter, dystopia, and narrative voice.

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Being Human: A Conversation with Porochista Khakpour

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Porochista Khakpour discusses her new memoir, Sick, the difficulty of receiving good medical care, and the blessing of online community.

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Creating New Possibilities: Talking with Nato Green

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Comedian Nato Green discusses performing political standup, revolutionaries, and the way forward for tired capital-L Leftists.

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The Real People: A Conversation with Rebecca Makkai

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Rebecca Makkai discusses her forthcoming third novel, The Great Believers, how she arrived at the book’s structure, and the story and its characters.

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Swinging Modern Sounds #86: Transcendentalism!

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The point is not to control the medium, the point is to interact with the medium, to find out what’s natural to it and what’s native to it and work with that, respond to that.

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Breaking the Rules: A Conversation with Amy B. Scher

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Amy B. Scher discusses her memoir, This Is How I Save My Life, what to do when all available treatments have failed, Trump’s presidency, and the power to heal.

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Reading Ferlinghetti in the Age of Trump

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This lesson feels especially relevant to our moment: that it’s possible to be both a frustrated activist and also a present and joyful human being.

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Moving Targets

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Love twists itself into fear, into statistics, into things people can live with.

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