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Archives about Anne Rasmussen

Benjamin Parzybok

Before dusk, Renee and Bea rode for the unused water towers. Now that they’d been in the neighborhood, the mile and a half ride felt like a long, hazardous journey, and they embarked with trepidation. They rode hard, pausing for no one and memorizing their route and the obstacles in it, complete with its burnt-out

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September 8, 2014

“In a way I’m trying to hypnotize the reader”: A dialogue with Kate Bernheimer

 There was once a mother whose only child loved fairy tales above all else and accepted as dolls only those that told stories. Of course, the child suffered as a result, for there were not many dolls that could perform such a task. Her mother suffered as well: when she went to the department store

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August 18, 2014

“The end times, they could be good times”: In conversation with Sean Wilsey

I softly sailed up and over to one of G-Force One‘s two windows, in the emergency exits.  Direction doesn’t matter when you’re weightless.  Up and down are no longer markers.  I suddenly understood how in space there is only everywhere.  And this revelation was accompanied by the fleeting physical knowledge of what it was to

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August 11, 2014

“Wonderful and bizarre and completely familiar”: In conversation with Nathan Deuel

Writer Nathan Deuel and his wife, NPR correspondent Kelly McEvers, were living in Saudi Arabia on journalist visas when their daughter Loretta was born in 2008. Shortly thereafter, Kelly accepted a new post as NPR’s Baghdad bureau chief. Nathan and Loretta relocated to Istanbul while Kelly moved to Iraq to report on the Arab Spring

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July 21, 2014

“A recognition of the possibility of both”: In coversation with Alexis De Veaux

Afraid of the sweetness of the other, afraid it was not there, or worse, it had never been, they tore at just enough clothes. It was not longing they felt, for they (would have said they) had not longed for each other. Not consciously, at least. They had not missed each other (they would have

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July 14, 2014

“I’m interested in the downside of boldness.” A conversation with John Brandon

There’s a spot on the edge of town where you can pull off the roadside and view alligators from the safety of your car. My wife and I haven’t made our way over there, and now Lara has started campaigning that we go, that we pack some sandwiches and find a radio station and stare at

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June 16, 2014

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