Posts Tagged: Girls

Playing Whack-a-Mole: Talking with Leslie Pietrzyk

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Leslie Pietrzyk discusses her new novel, Silver Girl, writing a nonlinear narrative, and depicting female friendships in new ways.

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Understanding the Language of Female Breakups

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Female friendship, however necessary it is in our lives, and for all the joy it brings us, for all its love and support and kindness and generosity, can be a real mindf***k when it ends.

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#SuicideGirls: Why I Teach Sylvia Plath

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But let’s not forget: feminism is, at least in part, about choice, and portions of life are play, not politics. Play and relationships and creativity and whatever we want.

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Sound & Vision: Leah Hennessey

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Allyson McCabe talks with Leah Hennessey, a co-creator of the DIY web series Zhe Zhe, about the art of performance in the age of Trump.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Samantha Irby

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Samantha Irby discusses her new essay collection, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, all that comes along with writing about your life, and reading great horror books.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Amazon’s revolutionary new way to sell books in a physical brick and mortar store, has opened in New York City. Everyone old is new again. Even chain bookstores, like the UK’s Waterstones, thrives because of booksellers’ personal touches, like book recommendations.

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An Ultimate Illustrated Fantasy Guide of Gilmore Girls Mashups

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HOW AWESOME WOULD THESE MASHUPS BE? Oh well. Maybe next year.

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The Rumpus Interview with Abigail Ulman

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Abigail Ulman talks about her debut collection Hot Little Hands, the limitations of the cultural narrative, her paralyzing pre-publication fears, and why she loves adolescent narrators.

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #24: Pussy Riot

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This column has been on hiatus since the springtime and I’m happy to be back. I’ve been reading so much—mostly books by women—this summer. While I’ve been away, I’ve been thinking about gender more than ever, if you can believe that. I’ve also been hanging out with some younger women, observing their strengths, and appreciating […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Sara Benincasa

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Comedian Sara Benincasa opens up about her latest book Real Artists Have Day Jobs, adjusting to success, Venn-diagramming love, and the loss of Morley Safer.

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Translating the Elderly: Amour, The Intern, and Our Many Selves

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The elderly become reminders not of our imminent mortality, but of our ever-evolving humanity, our enduring lust—and need—for connection and purpose.

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VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Tania James

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Tania James discusses her most recent novel, The Tusk That Did the Damage, the challenges of writing an elephant narrator, and the moment when she knew she could be a writer.

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This Week in Indie Bookstores

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A bookstore owner in Maine has collected a huge payday after a rare stamp sold for close to $60,000. One of the missing Hong Kong booksellers was a British citizen, and now Britain is saying this citizen was involuntarily removed to the mainland. A California bookstore is helping single book lovers find each other by selling […]

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Mapplethorpe Biopic Stars Announced

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The Mapplethorpe Foundation is backing a biopic on the photographer’s life, and Pitchfork reports that film’s stars have been cast: Doctor Who’s Matt Smith will be playing Robert Mapplethorpe, and Zosia Mamet of Girls will be playing Patti Smith. Like Smith’s Just Kids, the film will explore the relationship between the two artists and the […]

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The Last Book I Loved: Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living In New York

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But when my loneliness feels as vast—and capable of drowning me—as the sea, this book about self-destruction comforts me more than any self-help.

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This Week in Posivibes: Will Ivy

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Will Ivy’s first solo 7” came out on Pretty Penny this weekend, with a release show at LA’s HM157. Most recently of Dream Boys, Ivy has played in a number of great SF groups, including Girls and Hunx and His Punx. Scrap Plastic b/w If I Was A Painter is a great debut of solo material, […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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On Tuesday, Margaret Atwood released Stone Mattress, a collection of “wonderfully weird short stories.” Stone Mattress is Atwood’s eighth collection of stories, not to mention her 14 novels and other formidable volumes of poetry, children’s literature, and nonfiction. Reviewers across the boards are heralding this most recent work as “wise, sharp,” and “rich.” Let’s look at […]

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Honest to a Fault

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You probably knew that Lena Dunham wrote a memoir (if you didn’t, she has), but she’d love to remind you why she’s qualified. Meghan Daum elaborates for the New York Times Magazine: To suggest that Dunham is too young, too privileged, too entitled, too narcissistic, neurotic and provincial (in that rarefied Manhattan-raised way) to be dispensing advice to […]

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Dear Sugar Sparks A Tiny Revolution

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In the face of rampant negative body image and self-esteem issues, New York City is launching a campaign to help girls declare, “I’m beautiful the way I am.” Samantha Levine, the Bloomberg aide behind the campaign, cites one of Cheryl Strayed’s Dear Sugar columns as an inspiration: “I think being a woman in this society, […]

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“The Profundity of Female Friendships”

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At The New Yorker, Anna Holmes writes about how “Girls” and Sheila Heti’s new novel How Should a Person Be? “treat heterosexual coupling as secondary, and how they depict the profundity of female friendships, not to mention their real perils—which are quite different from the competitive jockeying that is so often imagined.” Holmes proposes that these texts may […]

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