Posts by: Isaac Fitzgerald

An Announcement

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On May 1st I will be stepping away from the position of managing editor at The Rumpus. I will remain a co-owner and, of course, a member of The Rumpus’s ever-growing family of writers and editors.

My four years at The Rumpus have been some of the most fulfilling years of my life. I started working here as a volunteer, then as the site’s first (and, at the time, only) paid employee, and have been privileged to witness The Rumpus grow into what it is today. I am so incredibly proud of everything that we’ve built.

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Get Out of My Crotch

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Cherry Bomb Books (a forthcoming imprint of Bona Fide Books) is seeking writers for a nonfiction collection tentatively titled Get Out of My Crotch, a response to the current legislation and language concerning women’s health, including reproductive health but also their general health and well-being.

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“Fuck Friday Night Lights

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“It’s just very hard when you write something that young and it becomes that successful, for reasons of luck, or having the right timing or the right execution. I was 35, and now, at 57, I hear someone mention that book virtually once a day.

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“The courts were our family’s livelihood…”

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“Yet for Wallace, tennis entails intense aloneness, standing seventy-eight feet away from one’s opponent, warring within and against one’s own brain. Tennis represents an entirely individual struggle to wrest control from the mind: to be at once fully conscious of oneself and yet able to stop thinking.”

A Paris Review essay by A-J Aronstein about growing up, tennis, and David Foster Wallace.

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Yesterday

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We experienced a few technical difficulties yesterday, but we’re back today and will be updating regularly once again. Thank you all, as always, for reading The Rumpus!

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Kottke ♥

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“Just like they did last year, The Rumpus shares some of the stories of the players participating in the Super Bowl in a way that isn’t as syrupy as Bob Costas.”

Over at Internet-powerhouse kottke.org Jason gives some love to J.

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