So in order to say why I’m making movies I would have to answer why I write books and maybe, more importantly, why I would ever want to publish a book that I had written. At that point your getting into some pretty dark places.
Posts by: Lisa Dusenbery
Is it possible to write a feminist critique of birth control?
Holly Grigg-Spall tries to do so in her new book Sweetening the Pill, but according to our editorial assistant Lauren O’Neal’s review in the New Inquiry, she doesn’t exactly succeed:
…the book presents birth control as a simple issue.
Our thoughts are with the people of Oklahoma as the rescue effort continues in the wake of yesterday’s devastating tornado.
Oklahoma City’s KFOR-TV has live streaming coverage online.
Here are a few ideas on how to help the victims.
A Facebook group is helping to link up victims with their strewn belongings....more
Check out the trailer for the forthcoming documentary on writer Nelson Algren, “recipient of the first National Book Award for Man With a Golden Arm, Simone de Beauvoir’s ‘Chicago Bohemian’ lover, a Beat writer before the Beats, a forerunner of the Gonzo movement, drinking buddy of Roger Ebert.”...more
Bitch included FUNNY WOMEN #98: Classic Novels Rejected by Modern Publishing Houses in yesterday’s feminist news roundup.
Thanks, Bitch! You’re on our radar, too!...more
We have some good news, folks. We’ve been nominated as one of four finalists for the 2013 Utne Media Award in the category of Best Writing!
Presented by the editorial staff of Utne Reader, the award is in its 24th year.
Big congrats to all the excellent nominees in each and every category! Get the details after the jump:...more
Of his new ink (which you can check out after the jump), Chris says:
I hope they will serve to remind me to respond to intolerance and fear with patience and empathy (as well as sense of humor).
This evening, Rumpus columnist Sari Botton, along with Elissa Bassist and Betty MacDonald, will be reading from Get Out of My Crotch: 21 Writers Respond to the War on Women’s Rights and Reproductive Health.
Monday, March 4th, 7 pm at Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center (172 Allen Street, New York)....more
I was an undiagnosed addict with a modern addiction, one that might fall under an umbrella epidemic of loneliness in the digital age.
This is a letter in two parts. It didn’t start out that way but I got to thinking about joy and revision. So when I say goodbye the first time, you’ll see there’s actually more to go.
So begins Gabrielle Calvocoressi’s Letter in the Mail, which City Lights has posted in honor of Letter Writing Month....more
Bay Area! Come out and party for Adobe Books this Saturday.
The beloved bookstore (and neighbor of Rumpus HQ) is launching a fundraiser and Crowdfunding Campaign to keep its doors open after 25 years in the Mission.
Saturday’s celebration will feature readings by Marina Lazzara, Chris Carlsson, Maw Shein Win, & Sarah Wishby....more