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Blog | February 17, 2016

Notes From Elsewhere: Rumpus Highlights, Craft Thoughts + More

Check out these rad 19th century book-art pages.

Hello again, Rioters! Time again to look at books, essays, and craft notes that have caught my eye.

I feel like I haven’t done a really solid “Here’s some great stuff from The Rumpus” roundup in awhile. Let’s take a look at those starred items:

The Rumpus Interview with Margo Jefferson (author of Negroland)  by Dylan Foley “The Displeasure of the Table” by Toni Nealie, a wonderful essay about the close, tumultuous relationship we have with food, and the nostalgia involved. The Rumpus Interview with Sandra and Ben Doller by Maria Anderson — I admit the mention of Bozeman,

Flash Fiction | May 14, 2010

Madonna by Victoria Cho

When I was eight years old, I found my county fair-prize fish, Madonna, floating upside down in the pickling jar where she had been living for the last week. I erupted into a series of high-pitched, fast-paced cries, sounding remarkably like a smoke detector. Madonna’s body was covered in a gray film, her eyes – once manic with curiosity – stared upwards in frozen horror, and her lips were still puckered for food, food that never came. Bits of her scales had settled on the bottom of the jar next to the fake plastic castle I had stolen from my