This essay, from Valley of the Dommes, is an un-flinching look at a relationship between a dominant woman who enjoys consensual emotional sadism and a submissive male with extreme desires and unsafe urges. It might be too graphic for many people but it’s an illuminating read that sheds light on more “vanilla” relationships in unexpected ways....more
Posts by: Stephen Elliott
So many websites and posters for The Rumpus LO-FI Los Angeles Film Festival happening this Saturday, July 30. There’s the main page, where you’ll find a downloadable pdf program guide (just like a real film festival!).
And there’s the Eventbrite ticket page (use promo code “early” for 25% off)....more
Martin Moran does the solo show that became his new memoir, All the Rage:...more
How much overlap between Serial and Notorious B.I.G. fans? A biggie amount. And how awesome if the next Serial tried to find Biggie’s killer?...more
Jamie Dornan visited a dungeon to help him get into the starring role in 50 Shades of Grey. Here’s what the open minded actor had to say about it:
I went there, they offered me a beer, and they did… whatever they were into… I was like: ‘Come on guys I know I’m not paying for this but I am expecting a show.’ It was an interesting evening.
This is something that happened in my fantasy football league, and I want the world to see it:...more
The trailer for the new collection, Worn Stories, a collection of stories about clothing and memory that has been edited by Emily Spivack since 2010. Contributors include Marina Abramovic, Greta Gerwig, Heidi Julavits, John Hodgman, Brandi Chastain, Andrew Tarlow, Piper Kerman, Maira Kalman, Sasha Frere-Jones,and others....more
Update. The Times Of Israel is similar to The Huffington Post, with bloggers contributing free content. Though I do worry about the rightward shift Israel had been taking. Still, this article is definitely not representative of Israeli culture. Hamas, on the other hand, has clearly stated genocidal goals regarding Israel....more
Jon Stewart on bombing Gaza:...more