Posts Tagged: Blogs

Names Are Always the First Lock on Any Cage: Talking with Dolan Morgan

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Dolan Morgan discusses his latest short story collection, Insignificana, losing his favorite jacket, Internet comments, and the ending of Lost.

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The Rumpus interview with Jeremy P. Bushnell

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Jeremy P. Bushnell discusses his new novel, The Insides, themes of consent, and designing a post-apocalyptic board game.

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The Rumpus Interview with Andi Zeisler

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Andi Zeisler, co-founder of Bitch and author of the new book We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrl to CoverGirl, discusses capitalism, breast implants, pop culture, and feminism.

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Jennifer Baker

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The more variation we see in life, the more it becomes less about seeing one type of book by marginalized people.

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The Rumpus Interview with Momus

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Since the early 1980’s, the 51 year old Scottish musician/writer/provocateur Nicholas Currie, better known as Momus, has been releasing music (his latest album, Hypnoprism, was his 18th) to varying levels of critical and commercial success. Since the 1990’s, he has been blogging in various forms, most notably on his old LiveJournal called Click Opera, which […]

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The Bloggers

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At The Bold Italic, Rumpus contributor Wendy MacNaughton provides us with an illustrated guide to San Francisco’s favorite bloggers. Featured on her list is our own Isaac “Motherfucking” Fitzgerald, also known as “a walking, writing, rump-bumping, well-read bear hug.”

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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Today should be pretty alright, I think. “Where do libraries and e-books meet?” Yes, this article is really called “Jay-Z is Not a Proudhon of Hip-Hop,” and if you read the comments, your head will explode. Sylvia Plath used to illustrate her dreams.  (via) “Why literary archives are like monkfish“

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The End of News? Another Beginning

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“[The] image of the Internet as parasite has some foundation. Without the vital news-gathering performed by established institutions, many Web sites would sputter and die. “In their sweep and scorn, however, [statements like ‘the parasite is killing the host’] seem as outdated as they are defensive. Over the past few months alone, a remarkable amount […]

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Blogging’s Capacity for Timelessness

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“There can be no argument that the blog format gives ‘now’ the pride of place; novelty leads, and the past recedes into a string of ‘older posts’ links and archives pages. But it is a mistake to think that blogs therefore discard the past… “It’s reasonable to suspect that a medium organized by reverse chronology may […]

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The Web is the New Phone

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“We talk too much about television as an antecedent to the Web, and not enough about the telephone… In America Calling: A Social History of the Telephone to 1940, the sociologist Claude S. Fischer argues that our customary mode of discussing new technologies leads us astray by casting the technology as the protagonist and the […]

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Scott Rosenberg’s Thoughts on Twitter

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Scott Rosenberg, a co-founder of Salon who has written a fascinating history of blogging (in time, we’ll be interviewing him about his book), recently wrote up his thoughts on Twitter in two posts: how Twitter differs from blogging, how it has changed blogging, and where he sees the platform going from here. Basically, Rosenberg thinks […]

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In Case You Missed. . .

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Last month’s North Beach Poetry Festival, William Taylor, Jr., poet, author of Words For Songs Never Written, and gentleman, has provided  a very succinct report of the festival’s events which, incidentally did not appear to include much in the way of poetry.

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In the Art Rags

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Shirin Neshat is consistently astonishing. In Art in America, Eleanor Heartney talks with Neshat about her ongoing project of lyrical short films, and now a feature, based on Iranian writer Shahrnush Parsipur‘s magical 1989 novel, Women Without Men. Cabinet presents “Deception as a Way of Knowing,” a conversation between D. Graham Burnett and Anthony Grafton: […]

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Blog-on-Blog Crime

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The new “ladyblog” Double X, an offshoot of the online magazine Slate, just launched in Beta, with former Jezebel editor Jessica Grose one of the women at the helm. Oddly enough, one of the first entries is a piece called “How Jezebel is hurting women.” Author Linda Hirshman argues that while the Jezebel writers look […]

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