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Fleshbot For Sale

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“Gawker Media chief Nick Denton told All Things D this morning that Fleshbot ‘Just hadn’t fit for a long long time’ but that he held onto the property ‘because [he was] slow to realize the inevitable.'”

First of all, that’s what she said. 

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Feminist Blogging

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“Back in the seventies, feminists touted the slogan ‘the personal is political,’ arguing that women had been trained to dismiss their own struggles as personal matters with no greater meaning. If women could share stories, they would find patterns. They could be allies instead of rivals.”

NY Mag studies how blogging has helped feminism.

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Almond and Maron

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“Author Steve Almond shows Marc that writers can be just as tortured and self-doubting as comedians. The two of them discuss the highs and lows of a writer’s creative process.”

Marc Maron, Rumpus friend (who has been interviewed on Rumpus Radio), features Rumpus columnist Steve Almond in his latest WTF Podcast.

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The NYT Offends with its Sunday Book Review of Zone One

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A literary novelist writing a genre novel is like an intellectual dating a porn star, right?  Well that’s what New York Times book reviewer Glen Duncan thinks.

In his Sunday Book Review of Colson Whitehead’s complex new zombie novel, Zone One, Duncan sets the parallel between dating porn stars and what he initially perceives as slumming in genre fiction, and lets the rest of the review ride on the back of this comparison. 

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