Posts Tagged: instagram

Letting Go of What We Love: Talking with Rachel Heng

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Rachel Heng discusses her debut novel, Suicide Club, the book’s genesis, her writing and reading life, and her thoughts on “wellness.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #136: Shy Watson

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“I do think when I write it’s kind of therapy or having to tell someone everything or maybe writing it gets it out of my head?”

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This Is What I Get for Wanting

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When I cried over the phone, asking him if he was dumping me, he said in his gentle voice, “Sweetheart, we weren’t really a thing yet.”

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A Desi Win: Trust No Aunty by Maria Qamar

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What started off as a coping mechanism to deal with the widening generational gap within immigrant families, Qamar has shaped into a new philosophy for cultural in-betweeners.

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Reclaiming the Identity of the Witch: A Conversation with Katy Horan

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Katy Horan discusses Literary Witches, which she illustrated and worked on in collaboration with writer Taisia Kitaiskaia, out tomorrow from Seal Press.

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Everyone Loves the Pope

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My lover became the Pope. It was the twenty-tens and the Catholic Church wanted to rebrand with Newport cigarettes and Hermes chiseled calves.

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All of Our Pre-Existing Conditions

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We admit ourselves to the list of conditions, confess to the hospitals we’ve entered over the years. Through my glowing phone screen the body pokes through.

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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 Interview with Eileen Myles

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Eileen Myles on recording her new poetry record Aloha/irish trees, the relationship between poetry and comedy, and finding safety in social media.

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#Betrayal: On Instagram, Is Hell Other Women?

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Instagram: an app powerful enough to blow a million Think Pieces to smithereens in everything it says about female relations.

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Ice Cream and Shrugging

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Yesterday at the bus stop a fellow creature the gym ladies call “that particular element” asked for a hand—out, job, shake, off. That’s the door being female in public is walking through. It’s a drag, but mostly it’s ice cream on the sidewalk and shrugging. For the Virginia Quarterly Review’s Instagram project, Lauren Berlant partners visual […]

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

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

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Fappetizers

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When does food porn become a problem? For The Millions, Davey Davis looks at the spread of the pornographic sensibility to Instagram cuisine: The cumshot is replicated in Instagram food porn, not with the actual consumption of the food but rather its literal destruction by human hands. With these hands, croissants are torn apart, sandwiches split […]

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On Keeping a Bullet Journal

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Several bullet journal gurus in that community have built significant online followings by posting photos of their hypnotically beautiful notebook spreads. “It’s pretty insane, I initially started posting photos of my journal on Instagram just to archive my process, and then I started racking up followers,” said graphic designer Ursula Hudson, who has been keeping […]

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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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The Bible and Birdie Jean

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At twelve, my grandfather climbed into his Prayer Tower and said he’d die if he didn’t get $8 million; I was a gay kid living on a Pentecostal compound with an autographed photo of Ronald Reagan on my desk. At eighteen I left most of that behind, rarely looking back. Randy Potts, grandson of evangelist […]

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Instagramming Motherhood

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Vela Magazine’s always-funny Sarah Menkedick discusses her newfound relationship with Instagram as a mother, and posits photo-sharing as a powerful validation of domesticity: It creates scenes, story. More importantly, it asks for recognition and imbues meaning. It ushers the domestic out as worthy of attention, praise, Lo-Fi filters and exaggerated lighting. For this, I believe, women […]

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Ryan Adams Finishes Cover of 1989 Album

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Ryan Adams recently announced he planned on covering Taylor Swift’s full album 1989. While fans were excited to see alternative versions of hits “Blank Space” and “Style,” many didn’t believe Adams would really finish covering the whole thing. Well… he did! While there isn’t word on when the album will hit the public, for a more comprehensive […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Isaac Oliver

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

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El-P and Ninja Collaboration “Coming Soon”

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A post on Instagram from El-P (@thereallyrealelp) of Run The Jewels with Die Antwoord’s Ninja says only “Coming soon…” which Ninja (@zef_alien) also shared with the caption “EL-P vs NINJA.” Some believe this alludes to a coming collaboration between these two artists, but it’s unclear how or when this mysterious collab will manifest, considering both Run The Jewels […]

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A Memoir in Pictures

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If a picture is worth a thousand words, Caroline Calloway’s new memoir is going to be extremely long. The England-based art history student has been writing a memoir through her Instagram account, mashing together photos, captions, conversations, and more. Unlike most Instagram feeds, Calloway does not post in real time. Instead, she curates her posts, […]

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