Alex Dimitrov and Kate Durbin interview each other about place and poetics and poetry in performance, as well as poetry in LA and New York, and using culture as a prop....more
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Musician Monte Pittman, who collaborates with Madonna, talks with Allyson McCabe about guitar, his childhood in Texas, and passing on what he’s learned to others....more
Jane Rosenberg LaForge discusses her new book An Unsuitable Princess, being a New York writer from L.A., and how women get short shrift in fairy tales....more
The event features Rumpus friends and contributors, including Nina Bargiel, Antonia Crane, Kima Jones, Mallory Ortberg, Pamela Ribon, Kate Spencer, Karolina Waclawiak, and Roxane Gay with host Zoë Ruiz....more
Author Edan Lepucki talks to the Rumpus about publishing, the craft of writing, teaching, and what to do about the end of the world....more
A love letter to a great album, and a phase of life....more
Bobby J. Robby talks about labor issues, gender identity, and the perils of dating other dancers....more
Monday 2/24: A release party for J.S. Breukelaar’s American Monster, also featuring readings by Ben Loory, Jim Ruland, Rumpus managing editor Zoë Ruiz, Cecil Castellucci, and John Skipp. 7:00 p.m. at Stories Books and Cafe.
The Otis College Reading Series presents readings by Bridgette Bianca, Justin Evans, Amanda Katz, and Victor Yates....more
Los Angeles native, Michael Garcia writes about his love and fear for the city he grew up in.
Like the sailor kissing a stranger at the V-J Day parade, Buzz Aldrin hop-scotching on the moon, or the Escapist punching Hitler in the face on the cover of the first issue of Amazing Midget Radio Comics, Mom’s kick steered our lives to an alternate chronology.
Recording artist Moby writes over at The Guardian about why he needed to leave New York and come to Los Angeles for his art. Los Angles gave him the room and the freedom to fail.
“Plenty of other cities in the United States and abroad are, of course, interesting and beautiful, but I moved to LA due to its singular pre-apocalyptic strangeness.
The Rumpus is looking to fill internship positions! We are looking for two interns in the San Francisco area and two interns in the Los Angeles area:
Responsibilities for LA interns: writing blog posts, social media tasks, Letters in the Mail assistance, and helping organize any events. Must have a car. Copyediting skills a plus....more
Monday 1/13: Write Club Los Angeles presents Chapter 21: Shit Ain’t Real? 3 rounds, 2 opposing writers, and this one features a special SF vs. LA rivalry as the producers of Write Club SF come down to do battle! Mikhail Blokh, Casey Childers, Pogo Saito, Kristina Wong, Steven Westdahl, and Sean Sweeney engage in “literature as bloodsport.” 7:00 p.m....more
Hey Los Angeles Rockers!
Sunday night is the launch and reading event of Black Clock, issue 17 and you know you want to be there....more
Monday 10/21: Shohreh Aghdashloo presents and signs The Alley of Love and Yellow Jasmines. 7 p.m. at Book Soup....more
Come to the Antai Gallery to see statuettes and drawings from Rumpus artist, Alexandra Lakin.
The opening reception is October 19th, 6-8 pm at the Antai Gallery, Scoops, 712 N. Heliotrope Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90029.
Before the reception, you can view Alexandra’s most recent illustrations in the Rumpus essay, On Living Apart Together....more
The Decline introduced me to bands like the Germs and X that I would come to love later in college when I needed a break from playing indie rock on campus radio....more