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Lisa Williams reviews Éireann Lorsung's Her Book today in Rumpus Poetry.
From: The Rumpus | By: Lisa Williams | Friday, August 29, 2014
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I want to leave the party through the window and find my uncle standing on a piece of iron shaped into visible desperation, which must also be (how can it not?) the beginning of visible hope.
From: The Rumpus | By: Ocean Vuong | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Suzanne Koven talks to Roz Chast about comics, the burdens of elder care, her new graphic memoir Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
From: The Rumpus | By: Suzanne Koven | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Williams is not free to “see the world” with a little brown suitcase in hand nor is he free to miss Aladdin or anyone else.
From: The Rumpus | By: Maria Smilios | Friday, August 29, 2014
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When I heard Death Cab for Cutie’s Transatlanticism it was the first time I remember seeing sounds, understanding stories told to me set to music. A decade later, I still remember hearing those stories as I sat on the beige carpet in my dusty rose-colored...
From: The Rumpus | By: Elyssa Goodman | Friday, August 29, 2014
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More than 5 percent of the messages a woman receives online will be abusive or derogatory in nature, on average. Piers Morgan, whom researchers rank as the No. 1 receiver of hate tweets per day, gets 8.4 percent negative comments — putting him not...
From: The Rumpus | By: Lyz Lenz | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Though it’s impossible to read a novel like Kingfishers Catch Fire and believe that Sophie has made the right decisions, they are decisions with which I have infinite sympathy—wrong-headed as they are, they fly out of a breathtaking swiftness and...
From: The Rumpus | By: Jessica Friedman | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Monday 9/1: Todd Colby and Adam Fitzgerald read poetry. Fitzgerald’s The Late Parade explores phantom memories. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free.Tuesday 9/2: Adam Wilson and Justin Taylor, literary best friends, talk about their story collections. Flings (August...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Heather Dobbins reviews George Higgins's There, There today in Rumpus Poetry.
From: The Rumpus | By: Heather Dobbins | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Before the mid-1970’s, Somalia had no written alphabet to speak of. In 1972, the Somali government introduced a standard written alphabet, and literacy rates climbed from a measly 5% to nearly 60%. Unfortunately, as an effect of the civil war, literacy...
From: The Rumpus | By: Casey Dayan | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium is a weekly forum for discussing the tradition and future of text/image work. Open to the public, it meets Monday nights at 7-9 p.m. EST in New York City. Presentations vary weekly and include everything...
From: The Rumpus | By: The New York Comics & Picture-Story Symposium | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Near the bottom of every Funny Women piece is the note, “Rumpus original art by Annie Daly.” We believe in combining hilarious content with a strong aesthetic while promoting artists with ovaries. For a year, Annie’s reliably created beautiful...
From: The Rumpus | By: Elissa Bassist | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Like most of her peers, Plath relished consumerism; on her weekends off in New York, “she went straight to Bloomingdale’s in search of another pair of black pumps.”Here’s to another reminder that the mythology can obscure the truth. While Plath...
From: The Rumpus | By: Casey Dayan | Friday, August 29, 2014
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Friday 8/29: After Hours is a literary magazine that publishes writing and art by Chicagoans, even ones who once lived here but then made the insane decision to move away. The magazine is celebrating issue #29 at The Book Cellar, 7 p.m....
From: The Rumpus | By: Frank Tempone | Friday, August 29, 2014
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We’ve all read at least one: from “Against YA” to “Against Happiness,” essays that promise to dismiss entire abstract concepts using only rhetoric make for great click-bait. In The New Yorker, Ivan Kreilkamp explains why we keep overstating...
From: The Rumpus | By: Roxie Pell | Friday, August 29, 2014
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The New Republic has taken the task of dissecting our collective drunkenness; or at least the words we’ve used to describe it:There seems to be a universal trend to avoid stating the obvious. To describe someone as simply drunk, in drink, or in...
From: The Rumpus | By: Bryan Washington | Friday, August 29, 2014
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At Poets and Writers, Steve Almond offers his opinion on the growing “Problem of Entitlement” —  “a curious arrogance toward published authors” among young writers. Here’s why he thinks that’s the continuing case:In my own experience,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Alex Norcia | Friday, August 29, 2014
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No matter how the dispute between publisher Hachette and online mage-retailer Amazon resolves itself, the one thing that can be assured is that the publishing industry is changing. Amazon might hope to accelerate and seize control of the changes through...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Just in case the events unfolding in Ferguson aren’t enough of a reminder of the effects of overly aggressive police, The K Chronicles is compiling a series of police brutality strips.Related Posts:Straight Outta GothamThe Rumpus Interview with Françoise...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Fascinated by The Brick Bible, Professor Kevin Griffith of Ohio’s Capital University has had his 11-years-old son Sebastian recreating in LEGO bricks 100 scenes from David Foster Wallace’s masterpiece Infinite Jest. Griffith explained to The Guardian:“I...
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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The Airship Daily contemplates the relationship between writing and booze.What is it about intoxication that makes us believe we are better at things than we actually are? Wittier, funnier and deeper than anyone in a 50 mile radius? Why do I think I...
From: The Rumpus | By: Lyz Lenz | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Wilco has seen its fair share of adversity. The group, led by songwriter Jeff Tweedy, has picked up and dropped band members at various times between 1994 and 2004. However, its current iteration feels right. That cohesion is evident in the stirring...
From: The Rumpus | By: Max Gray | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Thursday 8/28: Mark Stein reads from his latest book American Panic: A History of Who Scares Us and Why. Powell’s City of Books, 7:30 p.m., free.Carrie La Seur reads from her remarkable debut The Home Place. Powell’s on Hawthorne, 7:30 p.m., free....
From: The Rumpus | By: Olivia Olivia | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Do you ever love a book so much you can’t wait to present it to everyone you know? Sadie Stein does, and keeps all those titles in a special “Phantom Shelf.” She wrote about the shelf over at The Paris Review....
From: The Rumpus | By: Guia Cortassa | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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John Kendall Hawkins reviews Technocreep by Thomas P. Keenan today in The Rumpus Books.
From: The Rumpus | By: John Kendall Hawkins | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Alexandra Wuest, writing at HTMLGIANT, looks at the distinction between procrastination and the useful distraction that is a necessary part of the creative act:Somewhere between the initial conception of an idea and the completion of the project exists...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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Related Posts:The Big Idea #9: Roz ChastAquariumStraight Outta GothamThe Shape of IdeasTHE BINS: Gulls...
From: The Rumpus | By: Lucas Adams | Thursday, August 28, 2014
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