Posts Tagged: Reddit

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Samantha Irby

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Samantha Irby discusses her new essay collection, We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, all that comes along with writing about your life, and reading great horror books.

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On Self-Reliance: Frank Ocean as Emersonian Hero

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As Emerson recognizes, someone who couldn’t care less about how they come across is all the more charismatic and convincing.

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R.L. Stine Takes to Reddit and Tells All

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90s kids probably remember Goosebumps, the popular series of children’s horror novellas that put kid protagonists in all manner of spooky situations. Author R.L. Stine took to Reddit for an AMA last week, holding forth on questions like “Do you write out fully sketched profiles of characters before you start the plot?” and “Why the war […]

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Ellen Pao: A Rumpus Roundup

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On Friday, Ellen Pao resigned as CEO of Reddit, one of the largest sites in the world by traffic. She left amid a controversy created by efforts to civilize an online community often seen as hostile towards women and other groups. Reddit is more than just a singular message board system. It is comprised of […]

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John Green Sends Books to Ferguson

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Scott Bonner, the director of the Ferguson Municipal Public Library, answered questions on Reddit over the weekend and discussed the needs of the community in light of the ongoing protests. The Ferguson library has continued to function, even as schools have been closed. During the question and answer session, Bonner mentioned the popularity of young […]

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Reddit’s Do Not Discuss List

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The books subgroup on Reddit, the famously libertarian-leaning message board, has planned a ban on discussion of several popular books. Many of the titles have been banned previously in the real world. Claiming “good discussion is stifled by repetition,” the ban is set to go into place on April Fools Day, leaving community members to […]

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World History Plot Holes?

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A meteor killing off the dinosaurs was obviously a cop out because the author didn’t know where to take the story. This was just one of several responses on Reddit’s thread “Assume all of world history is a movie. What are the biggest plot holes?” that are good for a few chuckles. Grist for the […]

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Ask Your Favorite Writers Anything

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Social news site Reddit doesn’t have a reputation as the most literary place on the Internet, but its AMA (“Ask Me Anything”) subreddit can be a valuable way to connect authors and readers—sort of like a huge version of our Rumpus Book Club chats. One writer who recently participated in an AMA (for the second […]

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Two-Sentence Horror Stories

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Last week, a Reddit user posed a question: “What is the best horror story you can come up with in two sentences?” The question received over 14,000 comments and Buzzfeed compiled twelve of the best. Some are a little unnerving and others are completely terrifying, but all are entertaining.

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The Internet As Scarlet Letter

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Though the Internet these days isn’t the Wild West it once was, there’s still plenty of vigilante justice going on, from the outing and firing of the man responsible for subreddits like /r/jailbait and /r/creepshots to Jezebel’s public shaming of racist teenagers. But where is the line between dispensing justice and just plain harassing someone? […]

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A Place for Literary Videos

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In response to YouTube’s lack of a literature category, Reddit has created its own “underground” site for literary videos. “Poetry videos, short story videos, live readings, spoken work performance, audiobook links, animated storytelling videos, documentaries about writers, book trailers, author interviews, and anything else you can think up that combines literature and other media.” (Via […]

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