If you commit manslaughter, you better run to the City of Refuge. It’s what the Old Testament tells us to do because under biblical law the family of the victim can kill you even if it was an accident.
We learned about an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth in Nick Cave Monday #4. So, in bible times if you kill someone on purpose, then you’re dead....more
Saturday 6/15: Life Sentences, an afternoon of the epigrammatic, featuring Guy Bennett, Charles Bernstein, Aaron Kunin, Andrew Maxwell, Maggie Nelson, Vanessa Place, Maged Zaher. 1 p.m. at The Poetic Research Bureau.
Sunday 6/16: Go to Hitched and see poets Cathy Irwin with Nicky Schildkraut, and Kenji Liu with Minh Pham....more
Leslie writes books for teens and tweens, including the Annabelle Unleashed series and the brand-new Maggie Brooklyn Mysteries series. The Young Adult Library Services Association put her novel Fix on the “Popular Paperback” reading list and her novel Boys Are Dogs on the “Amazing Audiobook” reading list....more
…according to Cosmopolitan won’t officially be out until July 2, but as it’s our pick for The Rumpus Book Club this month, members are already reading it. The book is Alissa Nutting’s Tampa, and Cosmo editor Jessica Knoll interviewed the author about, among other things, what pushed her to write a book about “beautiful, married, 26-year-old middle school teacher Celeste Price [who] unapologetically chronicles her seduction of one of her 14-year-old students.”
Sound like a book you’d like to read?...more
Writer, journalist, activist, and lifelong feminist Eve Ensler talks with Suzanne Koven and explores the body’s relationship to the desecration of the earth, the importance of listening to the “real” in ourselves, and how it feels to be known as “the woman who wrote The Vagina Monologues.”...more
Looking for some awesome new books to read this summer? The Rumpus Book Clubs have some great new fiction, non-fiction and poetry selections lined up for members over the next three months. No matter the weather, beachy warmth to, well, whatever you call the middle of the year in San Francisco, and everything in between, here’s what you’ll have a chance to read if you’re a member of the Rumpus Book Club or the Rumpus Poetry Book Club....more
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Maud is an essayist, critic, blogger, and fiction writer whose work has appeared, well, pretty much everywhere, from the New York Times Book Review to Granta to The Awl....more
In a dreary, isolated town stands a building. Throughout the bland hallways are rooms that have been deserted for years. Old computer equipment, basically just a bunch of shit around.
That doesn’t stop Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds from cleaning it up, bringing in some gear and throwing a moderately attended party....more
Q: Zoë, who did you fall in love with this week?
A: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
I saw Adichie read and speak at an ALOUD event and after the reading, I turned to my friend and said, I feel heightened....more
Saturday 6/8: PEN center USA presents the Literary Stage at the Jubilee Muisc Fest. Saturday’s schedule: 6 p.m. READINGS, created by Saturday Rumpus Editor Zoë Ruiz, hosted by Rumpus Contributor Sara Finnerty and features Rumpus Managing Editor Lisa Dusenbery, among others! 7 p.m....more
Dzanc’s rEprint series is really hitting it out of the park, if I do say so myself....more