Posts by: The Rumpus

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

What to Read When You Are Stuck on an Island

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Here are some reading suggestions for those of you stuck on an island with no Tyga or blink-182 to distract you. ...more

What to Read When Things Go Nuclear

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Here are some books to read that will remind you that there is beauty out there, even if it's hard-wrought. ...more

Paul Madonna Moves on to the Next Dream

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We are excited to offer a preview of artwork from Paul Madonna's new book, On to the Next Dream, alongside an interview with our current Comics Editor, Brandon Hicks, and an exclusive excerpt. ...more

What to Read When the President Cuts Funding for Everything Good

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A list of books written by past NEA grant recipients, as well as books that inspire protest and remind us that we can make a different reality than the one we're in today. ...more