Posts Tagged: Hilton Als

Notable NYC: 6/16–6/22

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Literary events in and around New York City this week!

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What to Read When You Need to Understand How to Live

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Michelle Tea shares a reading list in celebration of her forthcoming book, Against Memoir, out May 8 from Amethyst Editions/The Feminist Press.

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Notable Los Angeles: 2/5–2/11

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Literary events and readings in and around L.A. this week!

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Notable NYC: 10/21–10/27

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Literary events and readings in and around New York City this week!

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Empathy Is Cheap: A Conversation with Brandon Harris

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Brandon Harris discusses his memoir Making Rent in Bed-Stuy, gentrification in New York City and Brooklyn, the homogenization of American cities by corporate America, and whiteness of film culture.

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Notable NYC: 6/17–6/23

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Sunday 6/18: Sherman Alexie presents his memoir You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me. WORD Jersey City, 5 p.m., free. Monday 6/19: Arundhati Roy presents The Ministry of Utmost Happiness. BAM, 7:30 p.m., $25.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Tomorrow night, we denizens of planet Earth will gather with friends and family, or with complete strangers at a bar somewhere, or with a mob of people in an over-crowded and freezing square, or we will stay home alone, taking a bubble bath and with a bottle of wine (or two), and enjoy our solitude because […]

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Looking Back at Albee

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For the New Yorker, Hilton Als reaches across Edward Albee’s long career to take the pulse of the themes and concerns of the late, great playwright. Memory, attachment, cruelty, and Albee’s sense of himself as an outsider all informed the dramas. Als writes, “Part of Albee’s genius was figuring out ways to bring his brilliant gay talk […]

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Maggie Nelson’s Flow

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Hilton Als of the New Yorker speaks with Maggie Nelson and her partner Harry Dodge about the continuum of life, work, love, and gender. Nelson’s most recent book, The Argonauts, rises with the tides of her own transformation in pregnancy, and Dodge’s transition toward maleness. Als writes, “Nelson is just as critical of the politics of inclusion as […]

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Guildtalk #4: The Rumpus Interview with Saeed Jones

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Saeed Jones talks about his forthcoming memoir How Men Fight For Their Lives, his new fellowship program at BuzzFeed, and making peace with the phantom.

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David Bowie: A Rumpus Roundup

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Musical and creative icon David Bowie died Sunday night, succumbing to cancer at the age of sixty-nine. Bowie and his persona Ziggy Stardust produced more than two dozen studio albums—transcending rock stardom by scoring films and television shows, writing off-Broadway musicals, lending his voice to animated characters, and collaborating with other creative masterminds like Lou Reed […]

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Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #2: Line My Eyes and Call Me Pretty?

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Every one of these gorgeously written books will explode your brain and the stories will transport you, even as they grapple with binaries, traditional roles, narrow expectations, breaking free, who we are…. and who we long to be. Sex, gender, identity, sexuality…as much as anything, this reading list is about being human. Enjoy.

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Notable NYC: 4/18–4/24

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Saturday 4/18: Paul Beatty discusses The Sellout, Brooklyn Public Library, 4 p.m., free (RSVP recommended). Sara Fetherolf, John Reid Currie, Zakia Henderson-Brown, and Carrie Meyers join the Oh, Bernice! reading series. Astoria Bookshop, 7 p.m., free. Leslie Allison, Filip Marinovich, and Lewis Warsh celebrate the launch of their books from Ugly Duckling Presse. Pierogi Gallery, […]

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Notable NYC: 2/1–2/7

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Saturday 2/1: Chris Hosea writes customized poetry for visitors of Ugly Duckling Presse’s gallery event. Third Factory at Old American Can Factory, noon, free. Chris Nealon and Catherine Wagner read poetry as part of the Segue Reading Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Sunday 2/2: Robert Seidman celebrates James Joyce’s 132nd birthday. Seidman is co-author […]

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Hilton Als on the Vice Podcast Show

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If you didn’t get the chance to take part in our Rumpus Book Club chat with White Girls author Hilton Als, don’t worry. Read the transcript, and then check out his interview with Reihan Salam for the Vice Podcast Show. They have an engrossing and fearless conversation about gender and race—plus it’s fun to put a face […]

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The Rumpus Book Club Interviews Hilton Als

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The Rumpus Book Club chats with Hilton Als about his new collection White Girls, an intriguing amalgam of fiction, essay, and memoir.

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Notable NYC: 12/14–12/20

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Saturday 12/14: Mike Albo, Jami Attenberg, Sandra Bauleo, Alexander Chee, Adam Gopnik, Lev Grossman, Jill Hennessey, Dave Hill, Saeed Jones, Michael Kostroff, Fiona Maazel, Ayana Mathis, Téa Obreht, Gabriel Roth, Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, Rosie Schaap, Elissa Schappell, Parul Sehgal, Jim Shepard, Rob Spillman, Lorin Stein, Emma Straub, J. Courtney Sullivan, Justin Taylor, Lynne Tillman, Justin Torres, […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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If your fingers aren’t too frozen to click, here’s the weekend Rumpus roundup. First, our film editor Anisse Gross reviewed Hilton Als’s new book White Girls: Each time I took it out of my bag, people glanced at me wide-eyed, as if merely the title White Girls was too much out-loud talk about race in public. Then Joshua […]

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A Wild Excerpt from White Girls

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Guernica has a lengthy excerpt up from White Girls, the genre-warping new collection of cultural criticism, personal memoir, and who knows what else by the New Yorker‘s Hilton Als. It’s complex, challenging, and completely, enthrallingly beautiful, so it’s impossible to choose just one quote to represent it, but here’s an attempt: We were something dark and […]

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The Rumpus Summer Shakedown in NYC

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This Monday, Sept. 13, 7-10pm at DEATH BY AUDIO, 49 S. 2nd St., Williamsburg, Brooklyn The Rumpus Presents: Co-sponsored by Take the Handle: Come help us say farewell to summer with comedians MICHAEL SHOWALTER and JESSI KLEIN, readings by NICK FLYNN, SARA MARCUS, HILTON ALS, and CORRINA BAIN and a musical performance by FRANKIE ROSE AND THE OUTS. Hosted […]

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Notable New York, This Week 8/16 – 8/22

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This week in New York Summer is Short, John Brandon makes a Citrus pit stop, Gary Shteyngart is Super Sad, MGMT is inspired by sex balls, Scott Pilgrim takes over as this week’s Saturday Movie Pick and The Comfort of Strangers is a noteworthy art exhibit. TUESDAY 8/17: They’re the old news you never get […]

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