Posts by: Julie Greicius

Out of the Trenches: The Rumpus Review of Wonder Woman

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If there was ever a case for women avoiding Botox, Diana’s signature skepticism for the patriarchy is it. She has never encountered womanhood as subordinate, and she’s not about to start.

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Don’t Rush Me, App

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One word at a time, at up to 1000 words a minute. That’s 16.67 words per second. Spritz, a Boston-based technology start-up, has developed a new app that presents text in a way that allows you to read at lightning speeds. Spritz has named their company after a gentle spray of water, though their product […]

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Gayle Brandeis at Salon

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Over at Salon, Gayle Brandeis has a follow-up essay to her personal story, “Get Me Away From Here, I’m Dying,” about her mother’s suicide, published on the Rumpus last month. “I’ve made passing mention of my mom’s suicide in my writing over the last couple of years, but my first truly raw and open essay about her […]

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Bayard Rustin, Unhidden

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“Master strategist Bayard Rustin was Martin Luther King Jr.’s organizer for the 1963 March on Washington, but because he was gay, he has been hidden from history. Activist Stuart Wilber explains.”

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Sultan of Swings Near San Francisco

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In a certain context, a set of swings–and the mild risk, childish competition and sheer stomach-swirling delight that they offer–rise to the level of art. That context is a silent, cavernous gymnasium at the Headlands Center for the Arts, where Paolo Salvagione’s “Competitive Swinging” pits two rows of swingers against one another, and each other. […]

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Google’s Morbid Algorithm

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“Google confirmed widespread rumors last night that it will soon launch an invitation-only beta-testing program for its controversial Android phone App, Word Count. According to a press release posted on the Google Lab Team blog, the App will make use of the Lab Team’s recently designed algorithms and a controversial piece of software known as […]

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John le Carré Declines Booker Nomination

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Judges for the international Man Booker prize have announced the thirteen finalists under consideration for this year’s award recognizing fiction writing—a body of work rather than a single book. Among the nominees is spy novelist John le Carré, who has requested that his name be removed “to give less established authors the opportunity to win.” The […]

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NIKKO on the Radio

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Delfin Vigil’s wonderful non-fiction story NIKKO: Concrete Commando, beautifully illustrated by Rumpus comics editor Paul Madonna, was first published here on the Rumpus. Now Vigil has retold his tale for radio, and included recordings with Nikko himself, on NPR’s Snap Judgement. It’s great stuff.

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Rumpus Women Readings Everywhere

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East Coast! West Coast! Rumpus Women are reading everywhere! Come out! San Francisco: Monday night, December 13, 7pm, the Makeout Room Readings by Michelle Tea, Sarah Fran Wisby, Julie Greicius, Kathleen Alcott and Antonia Crane, with a presentation by Lisa Brown, comedy by Janine Brito and music by The Yellow Dress. Hosted by Stephen Elliott. […]

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Protecting the “Least Among Us”

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“I asked Wolfgang how long addicts typically had to wait for admission to his clinic. He didn’t understand my question, so I asked again. As I was about to ask a third time, it dawned on me the confusion wasn’t due to language, but to Wolfgang’s inability as a physician to comprehend why any patient […]

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Jane Austen’s Fight Club

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Jane Austen’s Fight Club – watch more funny videos Dear IMDB visitors, you may also enjoy Bill and Ted’s Excellent Inception, also this is just plain awesome. You can watch more videos here. And check out reviews and interviews on our film page.

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NIKKO at City Lights

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Delfin Vigil’s fantastic true story Nikko: Concrete Commando, has just became available at City Lights in San Francisco. Nikko was first published here on The Rumpus, and then beautifully self-published in the real world. Buying the book in person saves you a dollar off the online price, and gets it to you way faster. It’s also sold at Aquarius Records, Dog Eared […]

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Still Shopping at Amazon?

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Well, stop. This article at The Nation, by Colin Robinson, explains how Amazon’s distorted metrics, anti-trust violations, “ruthless bullying” and “capo-like tactics” are destroying publishing.

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Nikko Available in San Francisco

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Delfin Vigil’s fantastic true story Nikko: Concrete Commando, first published here on The Rumpus, was also beautifully self-published in the real world. If you’re in San Francisco, you can now buy Nikko at Aquarius Records, Dog Eared Books, or Needles & Pens. Buying the book in person at one of these shops saves you a […]

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Dear Dr. Thompson: The Rumpus Interview with Matthew L. Moseley

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That’s what Hunter would have really wanted for people to understand, how one little letter can change your life.

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Andrew Abbott

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The paintings of Andrew Abbott run a broad, beautiful range of darkness and humor. Several of his paintings remind me of Picasso: “Say No to Durgs” [sic] has all the conflict and chaos of “Guernica,” for example. Others, with their ripe-red color and self-affliction, or even mysterious “Mounds,” feel like Louise Bourgeois. But Abbott’s own […]

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Julia Weist at Idiom

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“…I was outed on a chicklit book forum pretending to be a fan of the book and concealing my role as author. The forum administrator who suspended me was named FunkyTown, and the exchange became one of the vignettes performed in relation to the work. Another centered around an Amazon user named ‘soulnourisher’ who identified […]

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