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The Rumpus Interview with Helen Ellis

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Helen Ellis talks about making a literary comeback with her new story collection American Housewife, subverting expectations, and the joys of gossip. ...more

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Conversations with Literary Ex-Cons #9: Vickie Stringer

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Vickie Stringer talks about her first novel Let That Be the Reason, her Triple Crown Publishing venture, life in prison, and making hip-hop literature. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Atossa Araxia Abrahamian

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Atossa Araxia Abrahamian on her new book The Cosmopolites, the citizenship market, nearly getting deported in the Comoros, and learning to show up and wait. ...more

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Paper Trumpets #26: Famous Myths of the Golden Age

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This is part of the mystery and sometimes frustration of doing collage—trying to remember where things came from. ...more

This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Segwick, Maine claims to be home to the world’s smallest bookstore. Pushcart Press Bookstore resides in a 9′ x 12′ building selling used books and Pushcart Press titles.

Australia’s capitol city is not known as a cultural center, but that might change for Canberra with the opening of Muse, a combination wine bar and bookstore.

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The Rumpus Interview with Mia Alvar

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Author Mia Alvar discusses her debut short story collection, In the Country, fictional motherhood, literature’s role in society, and the limits of belonging to a place. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Etgar Keret

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Writer Etgar Keret talks about his new memoir The Seven Good Years, the early criticism he faced as a writer, and the surreal that is always waiting. ...more

It’s Not Too Late: Summer’s Best Free Shows

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The Village Voice has compiled a list of the season’s best free shows, ranging from small to large, miscellaneous bar to Central Park’s summer stage. The artist list is pretty comprehensive, too, including Mykki Blanco, Yo La Tengo, Fiona Apple, and Steve Gunn, to name just a few.

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The Rumpus Interview with Banning Eyre

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Producer, senior editor, Afropop expert, and author Banning Eyre talks about his new book, Lion Songs, a 15-years-in-the-making biography of Zimbabwe’s legendary musician Thomas Mapfumo. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Bud Smith

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Novelist Bud Smith talks about his new book, F-250, working construction and metalworking, finding writing after his friend’s death, and crashing his car over and over again. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Frederic Rzewski

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Composer Frederic Rzewski talks about his masterpiece The People United Will Never Be Defeated, writing and playing classical music, and performing his music in an unusual venue—a fish market. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with George Hodgman

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Editor and author George Hodgman talks about his new memoir, Bettyville, what makes for a good memoir, and returning to his hometown of Paris, Missouri from New York to take care of his aging mother. ...more

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The Rumpus Interview with Pussy Noir

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Jason Barnes talks about performing burlesque, genderfuck fashion, naked contortionists, and “being above gender” as his alter ego Pussy Noir. ...more

In the Batcave with Robert Moses

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If you’ve been curious about Robert Moses but put off by the sheer heft of volumes like The Power Broker, a forthcoming comic book rendering of the master builder’s reign is a fun new option. The book, titled Robert Moses, comes from a long French tradition of giving traditionally serious subjects the comic treatment.

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Notable NYC: 2/7–2/13

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Saturday 2/7: Omar Berrada, Huge Garcia Manriquez, Isabelle Garron, Jen Hofer, John Keene, Sarah Riggs, James Sherry, Stacy Szymaszek, Matvei Yankelevich and others celebrate Litmus Press. Southfirst, 6:30 p.m., free.

Ian Hatcher and Veronica Gonzalez Peña join the Segue Series.

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