Posts by: Gina Frangello
Steve Almond asks whether it’s immoral to watch the Super Bowl.
Best headline ever: ghost ship of cannibal rats about to crash into the Devon coast!
The Online Avengers: The New York Times explores the complexities of anti-bullying activism on the internet....more
This is my second-to-last round-up before I go on hiatus for my book tour, which is a sprawling, insane thing that’s lasting until the end of April, on and off. That’s nothing, of course, compared to the duration of some tours (the fabulous Adderall Diaries tour, for example, that gave birth to the Daily Rumpus), but I have three kids so I’m a little strung-out about it all....more
A smart, informative and provocative open letter from Dani Shapiro: “Dear Disillusioned Reader Who Contacted Me on Facebook.”
Thanks, Seth Fisher–love this on “cisgendered persons.”...more
Here it is: the NYTimes 100 Notable Books.
The Times Literary Supplement includes Rick Whitaker’s An Honest Ghost, published by Seattle indie Jaded Ibis, among their Best Ofs.
And an eclectic, timeless list from BookRiot.
Famous authors on whether the symbolism in their work was intentional....more
Congrats to Rumpus co-owner (and boy meteor) Isaac Fitzgerald, new books editor at BuzzFeed.
Can you drink like Dorothy Parker?
“In my experience, there are about a dozen submissives for every true dominant…you’d think that most people would rather be a hammer than a nail, but I’m here to tell you it’s not so.” Elissa Wald talks to Heeb....more
Unveiling the new dates/site/faculty for Other Voices Querétaro, the writing program I run out of Mexico. Come join us June 27-July 6, with a hotbed of Rumpus alum faculty: Cecil Castellucci, Rob Roberge, Emily Rapp, Stacy Bierlein, and of course I will be there, doing individual manuscript consults and running around like a chicken with my head cut off, of course....more
Abby Geni of The Rumpus Book Club will be chatting with club members tomorrow…today we have the phenomenal Karen Bender talking with Abby to wet your whistle. (Um, I think I have been waiting my whole life for a chance to use that phrase!)
So I’m announcing it here before it debuts on our website once it’s updated within the month, but Other Voices Queretaro has added Emily Rapp and Cecil Castellucci to our 2014 faculty, which already includes Rob Roberge, Stacy Bierlein and of course…well, me....more
Sunday Rumpus alum, Laura Bogart’s, Salon piece, “I Choose to Be Fat” has gone viral, with good reason.
And Rumpus gal Antonia Crane in the LA Times, strip-club-consultant extraordinaire....more
12 Amazing Staircases around the world.
LitReactor is rocking it on craft essays. Their most recent newsletter groups together 10 of the best.
Steve Almond’s open letter to his daughter, about love.
Sandie Friedman’s essay on “the unlived life” at The Nervous Breakdown is one of the most affecting pieces I’ve read in awhile....more