Monday, July 6, 2009

Fourth of July Postpartum

The Cure: The Rumpus Interviews

The Rumpus is roughly six months old, and since it's inception it has compiled a stellar line-up of interviews, a list that includes Dave Eggers, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, Atom Egoyan, Colson Whitehead, Cecil Woolf, Princess Superstar, Dave Hill, Amy Stein, Bela Fleck and Malcolm Gladwell among so many other very talented people.

Also compelling is Stephen Elliott's oral histories project, in which he transcribes oral histories of people who have known him at various points in his life,
such as Fat Mike; kids who knew him from group homes, his friend's baby sister, and even a teacher of his high school AP class. What is most scary, is that it shows that we are more or less a collection of facets of innumerable and independently vibrant perceptions that are entirely out of our control.

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