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Director and screenwriter Gia Coppola has done an amazing job of distilling a cohesive narrative from Franco’s disparate stories, and the experience of reading the collection and watching the film in close succession is a hugely pleasurable scavenger...
From: The Rumpus | By: Joe Sacksteder | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Lois Bassen reviews Bilateral Asymmetry by Don Riggs today in Rumpus Poetry.
From: The Rumpus | By: Lois Bassen | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Gail Ann Dorsey, a top session bassist and singer-songwriter who’s worked with David Bowie, Bryan Ferry, Dar Williams, Tears For Fears, the Indigo Girls, Gwen Stefani, Lenny Kravitz, and many more, talks recording, touring, and learning to play.
From: The Rumpus | By: Allyson McCabe | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Saturday 7/12: Emma Straub, Eric Smith, and others cross the river for the Chilltown Literary Festival in Jersey City. Downtown Jersey City, 11 a.m., free.Monday 7/14: Emma Straub, Tiphanie Yanique, Courtney Maum, Boris Fishman, and Aaron Burch join...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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Benjamin Landry reviews George Albon's Fire Break today in Rumpus Poetry.
From: The Rumpus | By: Benjamin Landry | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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At a moment when the New York Times Book Review section features fewer book reviews and more celebrity interviewees telling us about the Gladwell and Austen on their bedside table, there’s something thrilling and subversive and almost sexual about...
From: The Rumpus | By: Jacob Bacharach | Saturday, July 12, 2014
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Following his essay, “The Art of Epigraph,” Jonathan Russell Clark turns to analyzing opening sentences at The Millions. He explores what makes contemporary and canonical first lines effective, and he contemplates, through several examples, whether...
From: The Rumpus | By: Alex Norcia | Friday, July 11, 2014
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The Rumpus is looking for an Assistant Interviews Editor! Gain hands-on knowledge of the editing process by working closely with a Rumpus editor.Responsibilities include:Read Submittable submissions and determine appropriateness for siteRead unsolicited...
From: The Rumpus | By: The Rumpus | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Friday 7/11: Naked Girls Reading is a “group of beautiful ladies who love to read naked.” They have chapters in 23 cities across the globe. Chicago’s is at the Everleigh Social Club in the West Loop, 7 p.m.Loose Chicks presents an hour-long performance...
From: The Rumpus | By: Frank Tempone | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Here’s the trailer for Wild, starring Reese Witherspoon, based on the book by Rumpus columnist Cheryl Strayed. We’re unbelievably excited about this.Related Posts:No related posts…...
From: The Rumpus | By: Stephen Elliott | Friday, July 11, 2014
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For the Atlantic, Shawn Miller argues that what we decide to erase, through our technology, is often more enlightening that what is kept. Drawing an analogy between Middle Age palimpsests and a 19th-century Italian priest, Angelo Mai, who dedicated his...
From: The Rumpus | By: Alex Norcia | Friday, July 11, 2014
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Worried you are too young to be working on a memoir? Worried you are revealing too many deep dark secrets and your relatives will disown you forever? Author Gary Shteyngart, 41—which he says is 74 in Russian years—shares some words of wisdom: Which...
From: The Rumpus | By: Diksha Basu | Friday, July 11, 2014
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.@S___Elliott: "I'm gonna make an app that turns your iPad into an outdated writing machine. Wanna invest?" Me: "Yes" http://t.co/CRy7wDaUph— Isaac Fitzgerald (@IsaacFitzgerald) July 10, 2014Related Posts:No related posts…...
From: The Rumpus | By: Stephen Elliott | Friday, July 11, 2014
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After a panel at the House of Commons about copyright issues, author Joanne Harris writes in the Telegraph about the difficulty of being successful within the publishing industry. Among other factors, she attributes some of the failure to readers’...
From: The Rumpus | By: Alex Norcia | Friday, July 11, 2014
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We’re getting ready to send out the next Letter in the Mail, and this one is not to be missed. It comes from our own Kevin Thomas, the creator of those amazing HORN! illustrated book reviews!Hurting after the death of his dog Mo-Bear, Kevin writes...
From: The Rumpus | By: The Rumpus | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Katie Roiphe of Slate has some ideas about what Knausgaard’s critically acclaimed work would be like if, instead, he was a woman.I imagine to this committed Knausgaardians would say that they are responding to the quality of his writing and thinking....
From: The Rumpus | By: Lyz Lenz | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Have you ever regretted the way in which you once wrote? In this week’s New York Times “Bookends” column, Anna Holmes and Leslie Jamison take this question on. A few early mistakes, as listed by Holmes:Inserting myself into reported narratives...
From: The Rumpus | By: Sarah Edwards | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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We’re hungry for more writing from Rumpus readers, so we’re now accepting submissions for our next Readers Report!This time, we want you to tackle the theme “Fantasy Land.”Please send your submissions, maximum 400 words, to Susan Clements, silentjoy2001...
From: The Rumpus | By: The Rumpus | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Italian illustrator and comic artist Silvia Carrus shows us how to triumph over bad thoughts.
From: The Rumpus | By: Silvia Carrus | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Thursday 7/10: Join Julia Clare Tillinghast for a reading and launch party celebrating her latest book, Instructions Before Leaving Earth (July 2014). Reading alongside Tillinghast are fellow writers Julian Smuggles, Jay Stephen Nebel, Timmy Straw, and...
From: The Rumpus | By: Olivia Olivia | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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It’s a good day, isn’t it? The sort of day where we feel the need to rock out a little bit, and let’s be honest, we “wouldn’t be satisfied” unless we do. Prince’s thrilling top ten single from 1987, “I Could Never Take The Place of Your...
From: The Rumpus | By: Max Gray | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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OK, this is kind of crazy, but we’ve launched our first app, Typing Writer! It turns your iPad into a typewriter. It’s a tool for getting first drafts on the page. It’s also really neat, because it literally works like a typewriter....
From: The Rumpus | By: Stephen Elliott | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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We’re sending our next Letter For Kids from Dana Alison Levy! She talks about the joy of finding something awesome in your mailbox, spring in New England, and the wonder of experiencing all four seasons.For more information on Letters for Kids, click...
From: The Rumpus | By: The Rumpus | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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In an essay on Narrative.ly, Alison Gerber recounts the rather harrowing IRS audit of Minneapolis artist Venus DeMars:Sometimes the line between professional and amateur is a clear, bright one. But in the United States artists are, for the most part,...
From: The Rumpus | By: Lyz Lenz | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Jeffrey Zuckerman reviews FOURTH OF JULY CREEK by Smith Henderson today in The Rumpus Books.
From: The Rumpus | By: Jeffrey Zuckerman | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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The standoff between Amazon and Hachette has harmed authors more than either corporation. The corporations are surviving on massive war chests and alternate revenue streams. Authors, however, are far more adversely affected by reduced book pre-sales...
From: The Rumpus | By: Ian MacAllen | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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From: The Rumpus | By: Lucas Adams | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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Comic publishing pioneer Françoise Mouly discusses bringing comics to the mainstream, life at The New Yorker, and the burdens of being legendary.
From: The Rumpus | By: Julia Phillips | Thursday, July 10, 2014
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