Walls are made to be broken in a story. When you put characters in a closed setting, they immediately desire to leave it.
Since April, writer and editor Jared Yates Sexton has been reporting on the presidential campaign for Atticus Review in a regular column called Atticus on the Trail. Things were going at a pretty normal pace for an independent literary magazine and a writer of literary short fiction, and then in June, everything blew up when Jared’s live tweets from a particularly ugly Trump rally went viral. We sat down to talk with him about what it was like to be thrust into the center of the storm, this year’s bizarre election, Chrissy Teigen, and Neo-Nazis.