Posts by: Lisa Dusenbery
Thanks, Kottke! We love you back!...more
The title of the show is “Some Guy’s Girlfriend Fucked Him Over.” Here’s why:
Our entire show on Friday will involve tormenting the boyfriend of a female fan of TCGS who sold out her boyfriend for her own amusement.
Read the just-released BuzzFeed LGBT manifesto, and we’re sure you’ll share our excitement.
Another reason to celebrate: Saeed’s first BuzzFeed piece, “How Men Fight for Their Lives” was reprinted from the Rumpus!...more
Jason Diamond writes about how he came to a deeper understanding of Edith Wharton, her work, and the New York neighborhood where she grew up and which Diamond “once tried so hard to avoid.”
Wharton is one of the few great fiction writers whose work takes on a different meaning when you begin to understand her views on design.
At Mother Jones, Mac McClelland reports on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans and their families.
“Medical journals note some family members of vets exhibit symptoms ‘almost identical to PTSD.’ Except the ‘T’ is their loved one’s behavior.”
(You can read our Rumpus interview with McClelland here.)...more
A bitterly violent war against Mexican Drug Cartels wages on across the U.S. border. Tens of thousands are being murdered, and over a million are being forced to flee their homes. U.S. laws and policy play a major role in the conflict’s violence.
Thanks, Pitchfork, we love you back!
If you missed the series, head over here to find all eight songs in one place....more
In a New York Times op-ed that’s been making its way around the internet, Christy Wampole asserts that irony is the ethos of our age.
“All across the pop culture spectrum, the emphasis on sincerity and authenticity that has arisen has made it un-ironically cool to care about spirituality, family, neighbors, the environment, and the country....more
In discussing Kurt Vonnegut’s theory that you’re only allowed to be in love three times in a life, The Atlantic cites and praises our recent interview with Nanette Vonnegut, the late author’s daughter.
We love you back!...more
“Stepping back I think about how authenticity and growth were at the heart of every conversation I had with The Rumpus’ staff, and how the two are inescapably intertwined.”
We’re thrilled by the kinds words from the The Bold Italic, in their profile (complete with illustrations) of Rumpus rock star editors Stephen Elliott, Isaac Fitzgerald, Julie Greicius, and Paul Madonna....more
Three years ago yesterday, in honor of Kurt Vonnegut’s birthday, we reprinted Steve Almond’s homage to the late author, “Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt.”
“The main thing was that Vonnegut made an impact on readers. He wasn’t one of those recluses who hid behind coy fictional guises....more
“X—well, X is just failing. At taking vitamins. At fully committing himself to the idea of dental hygiene. At opening beer bottles and wine bottles and most bottles made of non-synthetic material. Give X something with a metal lid, and he’ll give it right back to you.”
Failure is front and center in Rumpus interviews editor Rebecca Rubenstein‘s new short story at Used Furniture Review....more
Subscribe to the magazine before November 15th and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win one of fifty original 35mm frames from Francis Ford Coppola’s acclaimed film The Conversation....more
Featuring The Believer’s Brian McMullen, Laura Howard, and Daniel Levin Becker and The Stranger‘s Lindy West, Christopher Frizzelle, and Bethany Jean Clement....more