Posts Tagged: Emily Rapp

What to Read When You Want to Write Like a Mother

By

A list of books that wrangle, directly or indirectly, with motherhood and all that comes with it (or its absence).

...more

What to Read When Everyone Is Talking about Healthcare

By

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

Notable Los Angeles: 4/24–4/30

By

Monday 4/24: Jeff Guinn discusses and signs The Road to Jonestown: Jim Jones and Peoples Temple. 7 p.m. at Vroman’s Bookstore. Tuesday 4/25: Ed Rucker discusses and signs his thriller The Inevitable Witness. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood. John Waters signs Make Trouble. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

...more

The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Jen Pastiloff

By

I am good at making people feel safe.

...more

Weekend Roundup

By

First, feel for Steven Kraan’s Lonely Circle. Then, in the latest The Last Book I Loved, Chris Kubica shares his affection for Krabat, by the Czech writer Otfried Preußler. The story of an adventurous boy who discovers a mysterious, magical grain mill appealed deeply to the 9-year-old Kubica. Kubica’s relationship with his former 4th grade teacher enriches a heartwarming […]

...more

Farewell, “Casa Azul Cripple,” and Other Voices Querétaro 2015

By

Today marks my last day as the editor of the Sunday Rumpus, and I’m honored to celebrate it by publishing one of my favorite writers working today, Emily Rapp, with a stunningly powerful and complex essay, “Casa Azul Cripple.” I was thrilled to first introduce Emily’s work to The Rumpus three years ago, and this, […]

...more

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: Casa Azul Cripple

By

“I wanted to be sexual/sexualized, but not fetishized. But was becoming someone’s fetish the only way? How was being fetishized different than being desired for having a unique, unrepeatable shape…or would the one leg always and forever be the only thing that mattered?”

...more

Other Voices Querétaro Dates and Faculty Announced

By

Now in its third year, Other Voices Querétaro, launched by longtime Sunday Rumpus editor Gina Frangello, and boasting a host of Rumpus regulars as faculty, including Emily Rapp, Rob Roberge, and the newly added Jennifer Pastiloff, announces its 2015 dates: May 15-25. All participants have the ability to take Pastiloff’s experiential writing/yoga workshop (no previous yoga […]

...more

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

By

We’ve had a busy couple weekends at the Rumpus lately, and we wanted to make sure nobody missed any of the spectacular essays and book reviews we’ve been posting. For example, this weekend we reviewed Bradley L. Garrett’s urban-exploration treatise Explore Everything, and Thea Goodman wrote about her complex relationship with a cousin who suffered a […]

...more

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

By

Here’s what happened on The Rumpus this weekend: We welcome our newest comics contributor, Yumi Sakugawa! She’s been doing Saturday Rumpus comics for several weeks, but now they’re officially part of a series called Yumi and Everyone We Know. Here is this Saturday’s. As we posted on Friday, Emily Rapp just lost her two-year-old son […]

...more

Condolences

By

It was with great sadness that we heard the news this morning of the passing of Emily Rapp’s son Ronan. Ronan suffered from Tay-Sachs, a genetic disease caused by the absence of a vital enzyme called Hex-A, which causes cells to become damaged, resulting in progressive neurological disorders. Rapp’s most recent book (and our Rumpus […]

...more

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

By

If you were away from your computer this weekend, here’s what you missed at the Rumpus. Remember when we blogged about the responses Emily Rapp gets when writing about her terminally ill son? Here’s some of that writing, an emotional steamroller of an essay titled “Dirty or Clean?” I was “connecting” with people, sure, but […]

...more