Lit-Link Round-up


Emily Rapp and The Rumpus top HuffPo’s “required reading” list for women.  Apparently our new tagline is: The Rumpus.  Killin’ it for the ladies since 2009.

Don’t get too cheerful with all this Rumpus-love and post-election relief.  Republicans basically dissed the wheelchair-bound Bob Dole last week, refusing to back the UN Disabilities Treaty.

But back to Emily…this one, on Salon, is unmissable.

A really interesting and long Best of 2012 book list from Book Riot.

Of course the Times has one of these too.  Much shorter.

A great review of Brad Listi’s Board over at HTML Giant.  “An unprecedented literary endeavor.”  Rock it, Listi and Benton.

Chicago Writers House Pop-Up Book Fair today, 2-7pm, at the excellent Empty Bottle.

Are you completely befuddled by what to buy the teen in your life for the holidays, and ready to resort to a six-pack?  Don’t despair: Bookslut wants to help.

Steinberg’s You Were Never in Chicago reviewed.

Suzanne Scanlon’s TNB Self-Interview.

And Happy Hanukkah, people.  Give yourself a present and watch John Stewart rip Fox News’ annual “War on Christmas” coverage a new one.

And activist Anne Elizabeth Moore does to Seneca Falls, New York, what Stewart does to Fox, in today’s Sunday “Open Letter.”  It’s a Wonderful Life, indeed…


Gina Frangello is the Sunday Editor of The Rumpus. She is also the Fiction Editor of The Nervous Breakdown and the co-founder and Executive Editor of Other Voices Books, an imprint of Dzanc Books. Her third book of fiction, A Life in Men, is forthcoming from Algonquin Books in February 2014. She is also the author Slut Lullabies (Emergency Press 2010) and My Sister's Continent (Chiasmus 2006). She lives in Chicago and can be found at More from this author →