Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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If your fingers aren’t too frozen to click, here’s the weekend Rumpus roundup.

First, our film editor Anisse Gross reviewed Hilton Als’s new book White Girls:

Each time I took it out of my bag, people glanced at me wide-eyed, as if merely the title White Girls was too much out-loud talk about race in public.

Then Joshua Mohr hit it out of the park again with another essay about addiction and shame and trying to make up for the things you’ve done wrong. It’s called “Valentine’s Day.”


Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →