Posts by: The Rumpus

From the Editors: On Charlottesville and White Supremacy

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Rumpus editors share their thoughts on Charlottesville and white supremacy. When we have a platform to speak out against hatred and bigotry, we must use it to do so. ...more

What to Read When You Need to Know about Korea

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A list of books about Korea (both North and South) and by Koreans that Rumpus editors have read and enjoyed. ...more

What to Read When You Want to Go to College

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College is a rite of passage for many young people, and it's also a part of the American Dream for many families. Here is a list of books that tackle those fraught four years. ...more

What to Read When You Need Some Good News

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Take a quick break from the apocalyptic news and end your week with this list of books to eagerly anticipate (assuming the world doesn't end) instead! ...more

Next Letter in the Mail: Kristen Arnett

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Our next Letter in the Mail comes from Kristen Arnett, author of the forthcoming debut collection Felt in the Jaw (Split Lip Press)! Kristen writes us a beautiful, breathtakingly honest letter about about the Christmas present that sits unopened in the backseat of her car, learning to set boundaries, and what it means to have a family.

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What to Read When Everyone Is Talking about Healthcare

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Here's a list of wonderful books that look at physical and mental health from many different perspectives. By the time we read through the entire list, maybe Congress will have come to their senses. ...more

Next Letter for Kids: Jose Pimienta

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We’re sending our next Letter for Kids from illustrator Jose Pimienta! Jose writes to us about the day he left Georgia, picked up a good friend in Kentucky, and headed west to pursue an art career in California. This awesome letter about their trek and the lives they’ve built since arriving in West Burbank is filled with wonderful illustrations, too!

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What to Read When You Need to Understand Corrupt Families

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As we wait for the latest Trump crisis-slash-scandal to shake out, here is a list of great books about terrible families. ...more

Next Letter in the Mail: Lucy Corin

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Our next Letter in the Mail comes from Lucy Corin! Lucy writes to us about her badass childhood friend J and what happened when she went searching for on the Internet and social media.

To make sure Lucy’s awesome letter reaches you so you can read the story of J, subscribe to Letters in the Mail before July 13!

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What to Read When You Want to Make America Great Again

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Here is a list of books that help remind us what actually makes America great (hint: it's not tax cuts). ...more

What to Read When You Want to Understand Middle America

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A list of books about middle America that can, maybe, help us understand some of the stories we tell about ourselves about ourselves. ...more

What to Read When Everyone Is Celebrating Dads

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Whether you are celebrating your father or cursing his name this Father's Day, here's a list of very good books about fathers from writers we love. ...more

Watch After Adderall Free Tonight!

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After Adderall is a feature film by Rumpus founder Stephen Elliott reimagining the absurd experience of having one’s book translated into a film. The movie stars Mickaela Tombrock and Bill Heck and features Lili Taylor, James Urbaniak, Ned Van Zandt, and Michael C.

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What to Read When Your Workplace Is Full of Drama

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In honor of the World's Worst Boss, we've put together a list of books full of workplace drama for you to read while we wait to see if we can get that orange guy fired. ...more

What to Read When the President Decides It’s “Time to Exit Paris”

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Turn off the television and pick up a book. You'll feel better for it, we promise. ...more

Call for Rumpus Readers Report: “The New Patriot”

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We’re hungry for more writing from Rumpus readers, so we’re now accepting submissions for our next Readers Report!

Through the month of July, we’ll be looking at what it does and doesn’t mean to be a patriot. So this time around, we’re asking you to tackle the theme “The New Patriot.”

Please send your submissions, maximum 400 words, to Susan Clements at silentjoy2001 AT yahoo.com.

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What to Read When You Want to Hand-Swat Your Husband

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Here are some book recommendations about husband-swatting ladies who you might adore. ...more

Next Letter in the Mail: Colin Dickey

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Our next Letter in the Mail comes from Colin Dickey! Colin begins his letter by telling us about how he used to hate email, and reminds us that a letter is so much more than its content—a letter is an experience.

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What to Read When the World Is Unreliable

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Instead of sorting through all the crazy news stories this weekend, we suggest taking a break with some unreliable narrators in a few far more worthwhile novels. ...more

What to Read When You Need More Anne Shirley in Your Life

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Today, the new series Anne with an E premieres on Netflix. Here's a list of books for times when you need a strong female protagonist like Anne Shirley. ...more