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Lily Allen and Perez Hilton in Twitter catfight.

The New York Times has released a prototype of their new Article Skimmer. The Rumpus would very much like to have one of these.

What happens when your illustration becomes an Internet icon? The story behind Fail Whale.

Barbara Walters and 60 Minutes correspondent Steve Kroft discussed the dos and dont’s of television journalism at a breakfast sponsored by The S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Walters said you should know your subject, never let them see the questions in advance, and don’t accept the same answers they’ve been giving everybody else.

Facebook is losing members over its odious terms of service change. One of those members was The New Yorker‘s Sasha Frere-Jones.


Stephen Elliott is the author of seven books, including the memoir The Adderall Diaries and the novel Happy Baby. He is the founding editor of The Rumpus. His feature film debut, About Cherry, was distributed by IFC. His second movie, based on his novel Happy Baby, is forthcoming. More from this author →