The Big Idea #11: Mark Bittman


Suzanne Koven talks to food journalist, author, and activist Mark Bittman about his “Big Idea”—how food has changed in the last fifty years, and how to teach our children to eat better. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Sandra and Ben Doller


Sandra and Ben Doller talk about The Yesterday Project, a blind collaboration, and about what it means to savor each day when you have stage III melanoma. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Suffragette and Feminist Inaction


A significant issue in the suffragette movement was its racist treatment of women of color. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Annie Liontas


Annie Liontas talks about her debut novel Let Me Explain You, crafting voices, and the benefits—and occasional pitfalls—of returning to get an MFA after years of writing in the dark. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Jenny Johnson


Poet Jenny Johnson discusses her forthcoming debut collection, In Full Velvet, phobias, courage, the dual consciousness of queer lovers, and what it means to belong. ...more

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How Gone Is My Valley?


It does us all a disservice to separate the Valley’s current industrial action from that of its natural environment, human history and broader political context. ...more


The Rumpus Interview with Marian Thurm


Prolific author Marian Thurm talks about her new collection of stories, Today is Not Your Day, being a true New Yorker, and the importance of sympathetic characters. ...more


The Sunday Rumpus Interview: Laurie Jean Cannady


The author of the new memoir Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul talks about growing up impoverished, abused, and in love with words. ...more


The Saturday Rumpus Review: 99 Homes


99 Homes continues Bahrani’s tendency to take on big topics, to cut them into chewable pieces for its audience ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Elisabeth Egan


Elisabeth Egan discusses her debut novel, A Window Opens, life as a book lover, workplace jargon, and the question we should ask ourselves in place of can we “have it all”. ...more

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The Last Book I Loved: Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living In New York


But when my loneliness feels as vast—and capable of drowning me—as the sea, this book about self-destruction comforts me more than any self-help. ...more

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War Narratives #4: Meet the Civilians


Each character achieves independence in his own way, but independence winds up looking a lot like loneliness. ...more

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Reginald Dwayne Betts


The Rumpus Poetry Book Club chats with Reginald Dwayne Betts about his new book Bastards of the Reagan Era. ...more