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For once, the woman is the strong one, the baseline; the stable background against which masculinity’s crumbling edifice defines itself.
From: The Rumpus | By: Devin O'Neill | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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If you’re looking for something to read over the Fourth of July weekend, you’re in luck. This week gave us brand-new issues of Virginia Quarterly Review and PANK to peruse in the beer-buzzed downtime between barbecues and fireworks.VQR’s summer...
From: The Rumpus | By: Claire Burgess | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Monday 7/6: Terry Masear discusses and signs Fastest Things on Wings: Rescuing Hummingbirds in Hollywood. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.It’s the first Monday of the month, which means it’s time for the Speakeasy/Open Mic Night! All those times in June when...
From: The Rumpus | By: Xach Fromson | Monday, July 6, 2015
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All-you-can-read subscription services are finding that readers of romance novels are heavy users. The service Scribd is removing some romance titles because voracious sex-fiends are reading too many of the sultry books. Over at Electric Lit, Lincoln...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Monday, July 6, 2015
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Jesse Kohn reviews Seed and The Canyon by Stanley Crawford today in Rumpus Books.
From: The Rumpus | By: Jesse Kohn | Monday, July 6, 2015
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For Pictorial at Jezebel, Kelly Faircloth interviews Helen Castor, the author of Joan of Arc: A History, a book that attempts to recreate the context into which Joan of Arc emerged in history:What was different about what Joan was saying was that she...
From: The Rumpus | By: Michelle Vider | Monday, July 6, 2015
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Composer Frederic Rzewski talks about his masterpiece The People United Will Never Be Defeated, writing and playing classical music, and performing his music in an unusual venue—a fish market.
From: The Rumpus | By: Joel Hoffman | Monday, July 6, 2015
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Patrick O'Neil talks about his debut memoir Gun Needle Spoon, being big in France, the drug/recovery genre, and writing through trauma.
From: The Rumpus | By: Rob Roberge | Sunday, July 5, 2015
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We are thrilled to premiere an exclusive video from The Size Queens accompanying the iBook release of To the Country, a two-song sampler featuring the titular track, "To The Country," along with "Hands and Knees."
From: The Rumpus | By: Liz Wood | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Saturday 7/4: Macy’s celebrates independence from the English King with fireworks. East River, 9 p.m., free.Monday 7/6: Tony Hoagland reads from Twenty Poems That Could Save America. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.Tuesday 7/7: Julia Fierro celebrates the...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Rebecca Bornstein reviews Celeste Gainey's The Gaffer today in Rumpus Poetry.
From: The Rumpus | By: Rebecca Bornstein | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Why do we refer to our minds in terms of seas and cartography, anyway? Find out by consulting your sextant and the first online metaphor map. The chart boasts over 14,000 metaphorical connections, sourced from 4,000,000 lexical data points by a few Scottish...
From: The Rumpus | By: Charley Locke | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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The venom of an evil actually engages us: it brings together those who feel invariably shunned by an unjust and misogynistic world.For the Ploughshares blog, John Rufo discusses the importance of Eunice De Souza’s anthology, Nine Indian Women Poets....
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Saturday, July 4, 2015
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At The Billfold, Christine Sneed gets real about the long, hard path to finding success writing books—even after being published—and why she wouldn’t have chosen a different career path regardless:I can’t imagine not being a writer. Maybe this...
From: The Rumpus | By: Katie O'Brien | Friday, July 3, 2015
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In fact, as far as his daily life went, “Lewis Carroll” was a complete non-person. Charles was always known personally only by his real name, letters directed to the pseudonym were returned unanswered, and he would walk away if strangers dared to...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Friday, July 3, 2015
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The Amy Winehouse documentary is in theaters starting today, following a run of great reviews after its premier at Cannes in May. Director Asif Kapadia had over one hundred hours of footage to work with, ranging from a fourteen-year-old Winehouse singing...
From: The Rumpus | By: Liz Wood | Friday, July 3, 2015
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I find that lately I do more reading than writing, and more thinking than either.
From: The Rumpus | By: Peter Orner | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Eventually the bruises and the rage faded, but not the fear. The fear remained. An awful withering dread that coiled around my bowels — that followed me into my dreams.Author Junot Diaz writes about the first time he got beat up, how it created a debilitating...
From: The Rumpus | By: Charley Locke | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Over at Lit Hub, Calvin Baker laments the segregated state of American literature in the 21st century—a result, he says, of literary institutions’ conformity to the status quo:The status quo imagines itself humanist and enlightened, but is anchored...
From: The Rumpus | By: Katie O'Brien | Friday, July 3, 2015
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Tuesday 7/7: Author Ben Tanzer (The New York Stories) and poet Jonathan Travelstead (How We Bury Our Dead) share their respective collections. Seth Berg and Rumpus Sunday Editor Zoe Zolbrod join them at Quimby’s Bookstore, 7 p.m....
From: The Rumpus | By: Rachel Natale | Friday, July 3, 2015
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