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Plankton either grows into something other than plankton—a strong swimming non-planktonic adult, like a crab or a fish, or it stays the same—forever drifting with the shifting tides.
From: The Rumpus | By: Charlotte O'Brien | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The day you follow me to that mound of oyster shells on the beach is the day I realize muscle and bone have been at war for a long, long time.
From: The Rumpus | By: Ashley Inguanta | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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If this were a comic book, Bad Mole would be skulking in a dark alley, wearing an ill-fitting trench coat.
From: The Rumpus | By: Corina Zappia | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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My compulsion to click more links about Hillary and Bernie was worse when I was online, so I printed out the off-topic article I most interested in. . .
From: The Rumpus | By: Zoe Zolbrod | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Amina Gautier interviews novelist Ravi Howard, author of Like Trees, Walking and Driving the King.
From: The Rumpus | By: Amina Gautier | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Related Posts:Mole Biopsies and Other Love NotesBrandon Hicks, Renaissance Child?The Double DateWeekend Rumpus RoundupDirty Design and Perverse Parody: A Retrospective...
From: The Rumpus | By: Brandon Hicks | Sunday, February 7, 2016
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Saturday 2/6: John Wray and Will Sheff celebrate the launch of The Lost Time Accidents, Wray’s new novel. BookCourt, 6 p.m., free.Liz Howard and Lanny Jordan Jackson join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5.Monday 2/8: Robert Lopez, Mira Ptacin,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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If the id had an id, and it wrote poetry, the results might sound like “Widening Income Inequality,” Frederick Seidel’s sixteenth collection.The New Yorker examines the poetry (and unabashed privilege) of Frederick Seidel.Related Posts:The Rumpus...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Saturday, February 6, 2016
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Four days ago, David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest turned twenty; if you had been reading a page a day since it came out, by now you could have read it over 6.5 times. Despite its age and length, the novel still enjoys massive cultural relevance....
From: The Rumpus | By: Adam Keller | Friday, February 5, 2016
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We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Summer Pierre! Summer sends us a beautifully illustrated letter about leaving her family to take a solo road trip to visit a friend. She shares the she has thoughts along...
From: The Rumpus | By: The Rumpus | Friday, February 5, 2016
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PJ Harvey has released another video from her upcoming album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, which will come out April 15th on Vagrant. The video for “The Wheel” was filmed in Kosovo and London, as NPR reports, and documents the singer’s work...
From: The Rumpus | By: Liz Wood | Friday, February 5, 2016
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The New York Times Magazine profiles editor Chris Jackson and how he’s building a literary movement for writers of color:‘‘The great tradition of black art, generally,’’ he started again, ‘‘is the ability—unlike American art in general—to...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Friday, February 5, 2016
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From: The Rumpus | By: Kevin Thomas | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Friday 2/5: Women & Children First welcomes poets Loma, Fatimah Asghar, Richie Hofmann, and Erika L. Sánchez on their Tour to End Queer Youth Homelessness. 7:30 p.m.Saturday 2/6: Alessandro Bosetti’s immersive sound work Plane/Taléa “expands...
From: The Rumpus | By: Rachel Natale | Friday, February 5, 2016
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We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from Lois Sepahban! Lois writes about all the animals that have shared her life with her, including a very special dog named Strider, an Australian Shepherd that walked her to the bus stop each morning and...
From: The Rumpus | By: The Rumpus | Friday, February 5, 2016
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“‘We have to leave the country,’ I informed my wife as I went over the final proofs. ‘We won’t be able to stay here after this book is published.'”NPR looks at the satirical novel/memoir Native by Sayed Kashua and explores how Kashua transverses...
From: The Rumpus | By: Phillip Garcia | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Rare books are harder to find than many amateur collectors think, and its more probable that buying old books leads to hoarding rather than a big payday. Its highly unlikely, for instance, for a library to accidentally sell off an expensive treasure,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Karen Salyer McElmurray talks about academia, the relationship between flaws and perfection, writing memoir, and the "tapestry" of writers who inspire her.
From: The Rumpus | By: Julie Marie Wade | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Is your big break finally coming? Will you get that novel finished? Are you about to be struck over the head with a mallet of inspiration? All of these questions answered and more, in your February 2016 writer’s horoscope.Related Posts:The Writing...
From: The Rumpus | By: Mary Allen | Friday, February 5, 2016
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Vulture has a retrospective of 100 years of history-defining jokes. Like this one from The Producers:Springtime for Hitler, and Germany /Deutschland is happy and gay /We’re marching to a faster pace /Look out, here comes the master raceRelated Posts:The...
From: The Rumpus | By: Lyz Lenz | Friday, February 5, 2016
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In a somewhat romantic and educational gesture towards the Valentine’s Day season, McDonald’s is giving away books with their Happy Meals between Feb. 2 and Feb. 15. Titles include Paddington, Clark the Shark Takes Heart, Happy Valentine’s Day,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Victor Luo | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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If you’ve just been dying for Pink Floyd to get back together, Governor Kasich is talking to you: the primary candidate has pledged to do his best to reunite Roger Waters and David Gilmour if he’s elected President. Watch a video of Kasich discussing...
From: The Rumpus | By: Liz Wood | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Slate is on the case, looking at why so many book trailers are self-loathing:Behold Jonathan Franzen, opening his book trailer for Freedom with the words: “This might be a good place for me to register my profound discomfort at having to make videos...
From: The Rumpus | By: Lyz Lenz | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Where do our words go when we lose them? Jenny Diski embarks on an exploration into vanishing vocabulary:So I had a thought about writing a book for the elderly, the old. Those who have lost their words more comprehensively than the friends around...
From: The Rumpus | By: Mary Allen | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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The Allman Brothers have had a long and tumultuous run since their formation in 1971 around a core group including Duane and Gregg Allman. The death of Duane in a motorcycle accident that very year could have broken up the band forever, but instead,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Max Gray | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Thursday 2/4: Tell It Slant and Late Night Library present a night of the Strange and Fantastic, featuring magical realism readings by Anna Doogan, Marjorie Sandor, and visiting author Kelly Luce. Alberta Street Pub, 7 p.m., free.Portland’s new literary...
From: The Rumpus | By: Olivia Olivia | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Swift sweeping clusters of revelation! Plunging into pockets of the earth’s belly, andShooting up into the blue and white woven infinity of the sky!Walt Whitman, author of Leaves of Grass and Song of Myself, is famous for his exuberant and sensuous...
From: The Rumpus | By: Victor Luo | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Sarah Galo interviewed Molly Crabapple for Guernica. They talked about race, violence, innocence, and narrative voice:Lately, I haven’t been putting myself into my work that much, because I’ve just found the stories of the people I’m talking to...
From: The Rumpus | By: Lyz Lenz | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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Leah Damski reviews In the Land of Armadillos by Helen Maryles Shankman today in Rumpus Books.
From: The Rumpus | By: Leah Damski | Thursday, February 4, 2016
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