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Posts by: Stephen Elliott
Quotes from Karl Ove Knausgaard’s My Struggle Book Two:
“For if there was one thing I had learned over the last six months it was that what all writing was about was writing. Therein lay all its value. Yet I wanted to have more of what came in its wake because public attention is a drug, the need it satisfies is artificial, but once you have had a taste of it you want more.” (pg....more
The Turkey Dictator (you’re welcome)...more
Generally we don’t do lists. We don’t link to lists. It’s just… We don’t know it just seemed better when we started The Rumpus if we avoided them. The way it’s not a bad idea to smoke crack once or twice but it’s a bad idea to smoke crack....more
Monday old school. No reason....more
The Principal of Durham Academy sent out a video announcing school would be closed due to bad weather, to the tune of Vanilla Ice!...more
A Texas newsman on Michael Sam, the best defensive player in the best conference, coming out as gay before the NFL Draft:...more
This video is inspiring and amazing....more
We came across this song yesterday and can’t get enough of it. Birds and Bees by Snailhouse....more
Grantland’s editor in Chief, Bill Simmons, apologizes for the article in Grantland outing Dr. Essay Anne Vanderbilt as a transwoman. The apology seems sincere but is hard to accept since the outing seems to have led directly to Vanderbilt’s suicide. It’s so sad and fucked up....more
Apparently this track was on Girls this week. It’s just a song we like....more
There’s a new Kickstarter reward for The Happy Baby Post Production fundraiser called The Small Signed Library Award.
It’s collection of books signed by their authors including books from Meg Wolitzer, Brian Spears, Nick Flynn, Philipp Meyer, Aimee Bender, Melissa Febos, Anthony Swofford, Rick Moody, Steve Almond, Matthew Zapruder, Claire Bidwell Smith, Jonathan Ames, Susan Orlean, Doug Powell, and Cheryl Strayed....more