Irish writer Kevin Barry sits down for a chat about life in County Sligo, not knowing what your stories are about until years after you’ve written them, and the summer he spent in a camping trailer on a West Cork beach....more
Remaking a foreign film is a dubious task. And surely, it’s impossible for those of us who have seen Chan-wook Park’s original Oldboy to really have a pure view of Lee’s remake....more
As CBS This Morning faces the music about its inappropriate and insensitive use of Toto’s “Africa” to score a montage from Mandela’s funeral, we asked Rumpus author Steve Almond, a Toto “Africa” expert (see video below), what he thinks. Almond had this to say:...more
I need to be here, all skin and beard and elevator heart, where everything happens at once: the people we’ve been and the people we’re becoming creating a weird physics, time bending us toward each other, nine million stories bumping into the night, each of us calling the others home....more
Maureen Seaton sits down to discuss queering poetry, collaborating on collections, vacillating between literary genres, and why Audre Lorde’s “Uses of the Erotic” is at the top of her credos....more
We would like something tasteful, elegant, modern, luxurious, artsy, classy, chic, and original, but also with a bit of simple lightness and a homey, retro feel. And also some danger....more
Michel Houellebecq has no photos of his childhood....more
Writer Sarah McCarry chats about girl friendships, holding down multiple jobs at once, and setting her novel, a retelling of the Orpheus myth, against the backdrop of 1990s grunge-fueled Seattle....more
An illustrated book review!...more
Nelson Mandela 1918–2013...more
Writer David Schickler talks about his memoir The Dark Path, the equal pulls of religion and sex, and why having a sense of humor matters....more
We’re excited to announce Make/Work, a new Rumpus podcast hosted by Scott Pinkmountain....more
But in that instant, as I moved just behind her, she froze and pivoted, like a runway model, her hand gripped on her hip, and stared calmly into my face....more
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In this column, J. Ryan Stradal examines complex issues of the NFL and brings you original interviews....more