“B.A.N.” ignores our traditional understanding of plot, especially at the television level. The structure with which they move the narrative is without shape, plot, or even narrative for the most part.
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.