Posts Tagged: tao lin

Staying Syncretic: A Conversation with Kool A.D.

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Kool A.D. discusses his debut novel, OK, the war on drugs, systemic destruction of left-leaning movements by the government, and the inability to escape American capitalism.

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(K)ink: Writing While Deviant: Kirsten Irving

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The pressure to prove ourselves can have a distorting effect, causing us to doubt our instincts in favor of following others we perceive to be experts or “genuine.”

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Notable NYC: 6/13–6/19

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Saturday 6/13: Norte Maar reads Tobacco Hour. BookCourt, 7 p.m., free. Newtown Literary celebrate the launch of Issue 6. Queens Council on the Arts, 7 p.m., free. Erika Swyler, Ted Thompson, and Sarah Gerard join the H.I.P. Lit series along with immersive theater from Tara Isabella Burton, Jim Stark, and Jordan Rose Donohue. Be Electric, […]

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The Rise and Fall of Alt Lit

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The Alt Lit community brought together a disparate group of writers and poets from the sorts of backgrounds often ignored by mainstream literary fiction, leveraging the Internet and building a loyal and dedicated following. Then this fall, allegations of a history of rape, sexual abuse, and misogyny within the community exploded across the Internet. Flavorwire […]

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Notable NYC: 10/4–10/10

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Saturday 10/4: Sasha Fletcher, Tracy Dimond, Morgan Parker, Sarah Bridgins, Jeffery Berg, Christina Drill, Anna Fitzgerald, Debora Kuan, and Mark Cigini celebrate the sixth month anniversary of GlitterMOB. Mello Pages, 7 p.m., free. Mark Bibbins, Emily Skillings, Nick Harbutas, and Amanda Smeltz join the Banquet Reading series. Greenpoint Heights, 8 p.m., free. Richard Foreman and […]

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Notable NYC: 4/19–4/25

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Saturday 4/19: Chris Sylvester, Holly Melgard, Joey Yearous-Algozin, Jordan Dunn, and Eddie Hopely read at part three of the Brooklyn Poetry Summit. BookThugNation, 7:30 p.m., free. David Abel, Anna Vitale, Dana Ward, and Suzanne Stein close out the Brooklyn Poetry Summit. Wendy’s Subway, 10 p.m., free. Cassandra Gillig and Alice Notley join the Segue Series. […]

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Where Are You?

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Visual Edition just presented its most recent project, “Where You Are,” in which 16 authors and artists were asked to create a personal map. Among the invited contributors are Rumpus interviewees Sheila Heti with Ted Mineo, Geoff Dyer and Tao Lin. In addition to the printed book, Where You Are is available online.

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How Racism Hurts White Writers

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The fight against inequality, the fight against The Default, is a fight for white spiritual and emotional freedom, not just the freedom of people of color, women, or gays and lesbians. In a diffuse but thought-provoking essay at Salon, Kartina Richardson explores the idea of whiteness as neutral, and how it limits writers of every race. […]

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Tao Lin Concludes iPhone Photo Documentary Series of Taipei

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Yesterday, alt-lit author and experienced hamster artist Tao Lin published the last installment of a series of iPhone photos he’d taken for Vice during a recent trip to Taipei. The final selection is entitled “Taipei metro” and includes melancholy, voyeuristic photos of various metro locations throughout Taipei. The series was meant as a celebration of the release […]

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Tao Lin Tells Tattoo Tale

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If you didn’t already know, Rumpus co-owner Isaac Fitzgerald and Rumpus contributor Wendy MacNaughton run a spiffy little blog called Pen & Ink, which documents “tattoos and the stories behind them.” Today, alt-lit luminary Tao Lin reveals the meaning behind his impulsively acquired wrist tattoo. We’ll just say this: any tattoo that addresses both existential anxiety and […]

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Tao Lin/ Ben Lerner Conversation on Poetry/A Novel About Poetry

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Tao Lin interviews the poet and novelist, Ben Lerner for the Believer. After three poetry collections, Lerner just published a novel, Leaving Atocha Station (Muumuu House excerpts it here). It turns out his poetical prowess is just one of Lerner’s many literary arts-based skills. His novel is about an American studying in Spain on a […]

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Notable New York, This Week 10/11 – 10/17

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This week in New York David Grossman translates with Paul Auster, Justin Taylor and Eva Tamladge exhibit tattoos for the literary inclined, Tao Lin reads, Guernica celebrates, Bill Bryson is Private, Rick Moody joins the Sunday Salon, Catfish is the SATURDAY MOVIE PICK, and James Frey combines Dante, literature, and ART.

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Notable New York, This Week 9/8 – 9/12

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This week Stephen Elliott is in town for the paperback release of The Adderall Diaries, Jonathan Franzen celebrates Freedom, Tao Lin brings Dakota Fanning and Haley Joel Osment to BookCourt, Fashion takes you out on the town, Gigantic and Open City are home sweet home, and Nara premieres at the Asia Society.

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Horn! Reviews Richard Yates

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Rumpus Book Club member and artist extraordinaire Kevin Thomas has reviewed this month’s book club selection, Richard Yates. As usual, he did his review in the form of a comic. Also as usual, it is fantastic. Check out “Horn! ‘Reviews’ Richard Yates” after the jump:

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Notable New York, This Week 5/18 – 5/23

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This week in New York Ben Marcus and Deb Olin Unferth read, John Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) performs with PiL, MobyLives presents book trailer awards, One Story holds a Debutante Ball, Jewcy presents readings by Rachel Shukert, Sam Apple and Jami Attenberg, Paper Monument Magazine (sister-mag to n+1) throws a party […]

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The Rumpus Books Sunday Supplement

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Man, Rumpus Books has been busy. This week, we published quite a number of must-read reviews, excerpts, interviews, and even a reprint, all conveniently rounded up for you below the fold.

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Notable New York, This Week 4/19 – 4/25

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This week in New York NOON launches Issue 9 with a reading and party, a reading by notable New Yorkers of stories on their first time in New York, Maile Chapman and Ethan Nosowsky converse, Synesthesia–a game of artistic telephone–begins, and PopRally helps you silksreen record sleeves while listening to Real Estate live. MONDAY 4/19: […]

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Notable New York, This Week 3/15 – 3/21

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This week in New York Keith Gessen and Elif Batuman talk, Guernica has a reading, Joanna Newsom sings and plays harp, Marcel Dzama appears, talks and signs books, The Moth has a Story Slam, Christopher Walken loses a hand and Zoe Kazan gives him one, and Atlas Obscura presents an international celebration of curious and […]

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