Posts Tagged: Wendy Willis

Notable Portland: 4/11–4/17

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Literary events in and around Portland this week!

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Notable Portland: 2/28–3/6

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Literary events in and around Portland this week!

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Notable Portland: 2/7–2/13

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Literary events in and around Portland this week!

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Rumpus Exclusive: “First Amendment (in the moment, grotesquely exotic)”

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I am not certain where I was when I first heard about the marketplace of ideas.

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The Internal and the External: A Conversation with Wendy Willis

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Wendy Willis discusses her new essay collection, THESE ARE STRANGE TIMES, MY DEAR.

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Notable Portland: 2/15–2/21

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Literary events and readings in and around Portland this week!

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This Week in Essays

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Oh, the simple pleasures of life before the Internet. Emma Rathbone hilariously takes us back to that arguably better time over for New Yorker. At JSTOR Daily, M. Milks comes to claim their queer identity thanks to the most radical of groups: book club. Gloria Harrison’s life splits in two after a terrible accident, and she attempts […]

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Peeping under the Goddamn Door: The Price of Empathy in S-Town

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[F]or the first time, I really see the tradeoffs between privacy and honest-to-god, up-close empathy.

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Reckoning with the Bros: Trump, Bly, and Swimming in the Sea of Grief

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There are dark forces roiling beneath the surface of American life.

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I Hear the Place That Can’t Be Named

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It is remembering and loving anyway—not forgetting—that binds us even if the recollections are absurd, undignified, cruel, or humiliating.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, in the Saturday Essay, Alana Hauser remembers the evil spirit from David Lynch’s eerie TV drama, Twin Peaks. The “parasitic” spirit, named Bob, is “a frightening reflection on the pervasive reality of male violence.” Hauser looks to the shocking ruthlessness of Uma Thurman’s character in Kill Bill for a feminist reply to Bob’s personification of male […]

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