Jen Fawkes shares a reading list to celebrate TALES THE DEVIL TOLD ME.
Tags: angela carter, Boy Snow Bird, Destroyer, Gregory Maguire, Helen Oyeyemi, his dark materials, Italian Folktales, Italo Calvino, Jean Rhys, Jen Fawkes, Karen Tei Yamashita, Lavinia, Michael Cunningham, phillip pullman, Samuel R. Delany, Sansei and Sensibility, Sharma Shields, Tales the Devil Told Me, The Cassandra, The Einstein Intersection, The Hours, Ursula K. Le Guin, Victor LaValle, What to Read When, wicked, wide sargasso sea, Wise Children
A woman is simultaneously too many things and not enough at all, forcing her vibrancy to smudge into an opaque blur. ...more
Tags: election 2016, Ellen Pao, gender discrimination, Gregory Maguire, Hillary Clinton, ikya kandula, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Laura Gómez, Lean In, Reddit, reset, sexism, Sheryl Sandberg, silicon valley, tech, wicked
A flash-fire covered the horizon all around and behind her, and my mother glowed genuine blue. I saw her skeleton, or maybe her white-hot soul. Something flew up and around our heads. ...more
Tags: Angels, Bible, C. A. Carey, childhood, Christianity, daughters, family, family secret, fathers, fathers and daughters, Foxe's Book of Martyrs, hallucinations, hans christian andersen, Little Mermaid, Lot, Lot's wife, martyr, memories, mothers, mothers and daughters, parents, police, religion, Rumpus Original Fiction, salt, short fiction, short story, sinners, sisters, vision, Walmart, wicked
There are novels like Wide Sargasso Sea and Wicked and Mary Reilly that retell stories we know from new angles, and there are whole worlds of fanfiction letting new voices speak, as Anne Jamison’s recent book Fic demonstrates so well. But it’s the voices that speak from the edges of even those stories that interest […]
Paula Whyman talks with SM Shrake about his annual witch costume in The Rumpus’s thirtieth mini-interview!
Tags: Agnes Moorehead, Bewitched, costumes, Halloween, homosexual, Margaret Hamilton, paula whyman, Rosemary's Baby, Ruth Gordon, SM Shrake, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, The Wizard of Oz, wicked, witch