Posts by: Ashley Perez

The Rumpus Interview with Karolina Waclawiak

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Karolina Waclawiak discusses her latest book, The Invaders, the dark side of human nature, and what it really means to be a “beach read”.

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Don’t Miss the LA Launch of Saint Mazie

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Los Angelinos, come out on Sunday to celebrate the launch of Jami Attenberg’s new novel, Saint Mazie. “Meet Mazie Phillips: big-hearted and bawdy, she’s the truth-telling proprietress of The Venice, the famed New York City movie theater. It’s the Jazz Age, with romance and booze aplenty–even when Prohibition kicks in–and Mazie never turns down a night […]

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Spent Hits Los Angeles!

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Los Angeles! The release party for Rumpus columnist Antonia Crane‘s memoir Spent is happening this Friday, 5/30! This will be unlike any book release party you have ever seen. Not only will Antonia be there, recording artist MOBY will be reading! The event also features Jill Soloway (Transparent/Six Feet Under/Looking/Afternoon Delight), Dirty Laundry Lit’s Natashia Deon, and Flora […]

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Midnight Breakfast Makes an Awesome Debut!

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Rumpus interviews editor Rebecca Rubenstein recently launched a kick ass online literary magazine, Midnight Breakfast. The folks over at Vela Magazine were quite impressed with MB and Rumpus contributor Kima Jones‘s CNF piece, “The Aqiqah”: “It’s always exciting to see a new literary site launch, especially when it includes complimentary original artwork. But when I saw […]

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“Racial Neutrality” Is A Myth

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“I am calling bullshit on the fact that the same people that are stretching red tape across bureaucratic processes such as child-support modifications, and family reunification, and section 8 vouchers, and long-term affordable housing, and health-care benefits, and expungements are the same people that are drawing white chalk marks around young black bodies. I am […]

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Happy Birthday Mr. President?

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We think not! George Washington’s birthday is actually on February 22nd but thanks to some decisions by the people in charge, we will probably never celebrate the man’s actual birthday on the right day. Mike Duncan and Rumpus illustrator Jason Novak talk about the misplaced birthday of George Washington and the birth of a three […]

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Writers Talk About Mental Health

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Remember Jacqui Morton’s recent amazing Rumpus essay? Well she is being interviewed over at The Rejectionist (run by Rumpus contributor Sarah McCarry!) about mental health, writing, and life. “Anyhow! Writing was a passion before it became a profession. This in itself brings challenges but I don’t think they’re any different for me than they are for […]

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Literary Friendships

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Rumpus interviews editor Rebecca Rubenstein has an awesome interview with Cheryl Strayed (a.k.a. Dear Sugar), Lidia Yuknavitch, and Suzy Vitello at BuzzFeed Books. They discuss how they make and sustain amazing and inspiring literary friendships amid the chaos of writing, day-to-day life, and everything else in between. Here’s a quote from Strayed: I think one […]

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Ask a question to “Dear Life”

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Rumpus contributor Jennifer Pastiloff has a wonderful site called The Manifest Station. After being deluged with life questions from readers, she decided to start a feature (smartly) called “Dear Life”. The beauty of the “Dear Life” segment is that writers from all around the world will be able to answer the questions. Here are the […]

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