We are late getting this list up this year, but better late than never, we figured, to share good news about great art, artists and thinkers. This year, we're covering fiction, non-fiction and music.Read More
Blowout, the Blog
Posts from Pumpjack Press authors and contributors about culture, books, capitalism and more, with the occasional poem or short story. Submissions welcome.
On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., with Kathleen (her home town) for a family event, we took in a Warhol exhibit at the Hirshhorn Museum. Called Shadows, it featured 102 silk screen prints of exactly the same scene — a shadowy view from inside Warhol’s studio — in different colors. Each print was about three feet by four feet and displayed in a long, continuous line around the distinctive curved walls of the Hirshhorn. As it turned out, the exhibit was a perfect vision test.Read More
At their peak, unions achieved many things. So what went wrong? In short, early idealism about organizing workers into a bloc as a counterweight to industry in a capitalist economy fell victim to age-old human love of power and fear of the “other.” Has the moment arrived for a union resurgence?Read More
Interview recorded by Royce Jenkins, a reporter for the Texas Lubbock Dispatch.
My name is Clyde Barrow and I am a thief, a murderer and a product of wealth inequality. You may know me from the shenanigans I got caught up in with the love of my life, Bonnie Parker. Most folks think Bonnie and Clyde got cut down in a hail of bullets outside of Sailes, Louisiana in 1934, and most folks figured we got what was coming to us — neither is exactly true.Read More
Nothing lasts forever except true love, and tattoos. Bonnie and Clyde made plenty of mistakes in their short lives (she died at 24, he at 25) but misguided tattoos were somewhere near the top of the list.Read More
Here’s a morbid little story—perfect for Halloween—about Bonnie and Clyde: they met, and briefly kidnapped, their own undertaker almost a year before they were killed.Read More
Bonnie Parker was born Oct. 1 (that makes her a Libra), in 1910, in Rowena, Texas. She didn’t have an easy early life, but she had big dreams.Read More