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Kahlo vs. Kardashian: The Subversive Potential of the Female Self-Portrait


Where does the line between the self-portrait and the selfie fall? ...more


You’ve Got Mail and the Internet of Ordinary People


You’ve Got Mail was one of the first movies to depict the Internet as it affects the lives of ordinary users. ...more

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The Rumpus Review of Seoul Searching


Seeing is a critical part of normalizing, and though it seems like a rudimentary expectation, it’s important for American audiences to see Korean-Americans simply living their lives. ...more

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Letters to Laura from a McDonald’s in Brooklyn


Tonight my loneliness is infinite and I could eat dinner or dance with my limbs wild because there is no gravity keeping me grounded. ...more


Baltimore, Offline


Social media’s role in all this is especially strange in that it makes people feel obligated to speak out, whether they’ve thought hard about their place in the discourse or not. ...more

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The Circle Is Watching


In a world where boundaries between private and public are already blurring, Tim and Nicolaas wanted to find out what would happen if those boundaries disappeared altogether. ...more

On Pandering—to White Women


For the Guardian, Sian Cain investigates Marlon James’s recent series of criticisms that accuse publishers of “pandering to white women.” James, the 2015 Man Booker prize winner, has been particularly vocal about the subject on social media. In a recent Facebook post, James wrote:

“If I pandered to a cultural tone set by white women, particularly older white female critics, I would have had 10 stories published by now,” he continued.


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The Rumpus Interview with Isaac Oliver


Isaac Oliver, author of Intimacy Idiot, talks to us about Grindr, OkCupid, different forms of intimacy, and being single in NYC. ...more

Lydia Davis: A Prolific Tweeter


For The Millions, Adam Boffa compares Lydia Davis’s short stories to social media. He argues that Davis’s compressed language, as well as her emphasis on routine and tragedy, works to “recreate a phenomenon that occurs daily on social media”:

Davis’s work, and maybe social media at its best, becomes a sort of celebration of the ordinary, the boring, the totally expected, the regular.


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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: The (Online) Stories We Tell


Sometimes you want to dream about the life you didn’t get to have. Sometimes you want to see the life you were lucky to escape. ...more