Posts Tagged: jonathan ames

Notable Los Angeles: 4/23–4/29

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

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Notable Los Angeles: 4/9–4/15

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

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Notable Los Angeles: 3/19–3/25

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

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Sound & Vision: Michael Hearst

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Allyson McCabe talks with Michael Hearst, a founding member of One Ring Zero, about how he got his start in music and writing, and what he’s been working on recently.

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Notable Los Angeles: 8/14–8/20

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Monday 8/14: WRITE CLUB Los Angeles Chapter 66: Strange Magick. Featuring readings by Yasamin Safarzadeh, Anahita Safarzadeh, Justin Welborn, Raven Mystere, Marc Rigaud, and Vincent Lacey. Hosted by Paula Killen, Justin Wellborn, and Jeff Dorchen. 7 p.m. at The Bootleg Theater. $10–20/pay what you can. Michelle Kuo discusses and signs Reading with Patrick: A Teacher, a […]

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Notable Los Angeles: 1/16–1/22

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Monday 1/16: It’s MLK Day. Take some time today to read one of those fancy new books you bought. Tuesday 1/17: Gregg Hurwitz discusses and signs his new thriller The Nowhere Man. 6:30 p.m. at Diesel Brentwood. David Lida discusses and signs One Life, in conversation with Alex Espinoza. 7 p.m. at Book Soup.

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Notable NYC: 6/21–6/27

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Saturday 6/21: Jeff Dolven, Kathleen Ossip, and Thomas Heis celebrate two decades of independent poetry with Sarabande Books. Berl’s Poetry, 7 p.m., free. Sunday 6/22: Lorin Roser, Russell Leong, Luis H. Francia, and Larry Litt combine poetry with experimental music. Bowery Poetry Club, 6 p.m., free. Monday 6/23: Edmund White moderates a discussion between Michael […]

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Notable NYC: 11/23–11/29

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Saturday 11/23: Ossian Foley, Krystal Languell and Jamie Townsend read poetry. Foley’s first collection OF: Vol 1 includes experimental styles focused on discord and the relationship of structure. Unnameable Books, 7p.m., free. Sunday 11/24: Jonathan Ames, Jessamyn Hope, Heather Aimee O’Neill, and Justin Haythe read together at an event sponsored by Wallflower Press. Novelist Jonathan Ames […]

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Notable New York, This Week 12/14 – 12/19

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This week in New York Rumpus Women take over!, New Yorker writer’s 20 Under 40 share their stories, Jonathan Ames and Justin Taylor are among writers who read from A Christmas Carol, J.D. Durkin pleads Stephen Colbert: Hire Me!, this month’s Soundtrack Series, and Tiny Furniture is this week’s Saturday Movie Pick.

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The Last Book I Loved: I Love You More Than You Know

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I moved to New York City in July. I was unemployed, rejected from graduate school, and had $6.29 in my bank account. It seemed logical. I’d spent the last year incapable of making the transition from college to the “real world” and convinced myself that the city would help. Instead I had twenty-four free hours a […]

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Literary Fashionables: The Showman and The Muse

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Two further reasons to drop your day job and write full time rather than watch all this literary glamor ringside are Jonathan Ames and Sophie Dahl. Unless, of course, you don’t have a hit show on HBO, Dave Letterman calling you for repeat visits, Mick Jagger at your heels, or the legacy of a literary […]

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Notable New York, This Week 2/8 – 2/14

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This week in New York, Harper’s presents “Love: A Rebuke” with Colson Whitehead, Heidi Julavits and Sam Lipsyte, Simon Critchley in bed with Cabinet’s Brian Dillon chatting about hypochondria, Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Gignatic present the Greatest 3-Minute Rock ‘n Roll Story Ever, Adam Haslett reads from his debut novel, The Magnetic Fields perform, Zachary […]

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A Notable Night with the Rumpus and Tin House

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Tuesday night, November 17, the Rumpus and Tin House presented a night of variety acts such as David Rees on the art of choosing numbers, Todd Barry on what women want, Starlee Kine on Zen ping-pong and Care Bears on Fire who proved that you can rock out before you’ve lost your baby fat. Our […]

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Notable New York, This Week 11/16-11/22

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This week in New York the Rumpus and Tin House present MORE THAN YOU EXPECTED with Rick Moody, Starlee Kine and Eugene Mirman followed by a meteor shower, Martin Amis and Chip Kidd celebrate Nabokov’s work with special exhibit of The Original of Laura, Pseudo-Futurist video game improvisation, a week of events centered on National […]

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Notable New York, This Week 10/12-10/18

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MONDAY, October 12, 2009 – SUNDAY, October 18, 2009 This week in New York, The New Yorker Festival hits town. And yes, while the “Humor Revue,” “About Towns,” and “Kaffeeklatches” seem to have been sold out before they were on sale, there’re still some good readings and “Screen Gems”  available, and a slim, if precariously […]

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Jonathan Ames Talks Sex, Frivolity, and Egocentrism

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Rumpus contributor Jonathan Ames recently got interviewed by a little magazine called Time. Clearly this upstart Time rag is hopping on the Rumpus’ pro-Ames bandwagon, but we won’t begrudge them. How can you NOT want to learn more about a writer who’s been compared to everyone from Norman Mailer to David Sedaris?

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The Two Virgins

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The summer of 1983 I was nineteen-years old. I was very muscular and very blonde and had nice features. Girls liked me. I was lousy in bed but that wasn’t important back then. Anyway, I was traveling in Europe that summer with my best friend from Princeton. I had saved money working for a lawn-service […]

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The Ballad of the Whiskey Robber: The Rumpus Interview with Julian Rubinstein

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Ten years ago today, Attila Ambrus (a.k.a. the “Whiskey Robber”), arguably the worst pro-hockey goalie in history, hastily twisted together a makeshift rope out of computer cables and bedsheets and escaped out a fourth story window of the Budapest City Jail.

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