During his takeover of The Talkhouse’s Instagram, Andrew W.K. took requests from fans for Valentine’s Day cover songs: Dolly Parton’s “I Will Always Love You,” Meat Loaf’s “I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),” Cheap Trick’s “World’s Greatest Lover,” Alice Cooper’s “Only Women Bleed,” and The Righteous Brothers’ “Unchained Melody” all made the cut....more
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Valentine’s Day, the annual celebration of romance, named after a martyred saint who doesn’t have anything to do with love, is almost here. In recognition of the holiday, The Cut is providing a refreshing counterpoint to the flowers-and-chocolates narrative with “True Romance: five days of stories about love as it’s actually lived,” which includes a tale of loving a con artist, the story of a shotgun wedding, and a simultaneously depressing and uplifting account of romance after ten years of marriage (a highly recommended read)....more
Looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for the book-lover in your life? Why not pay that gift forward to your community?
Romance novelist Anna DeStefano’s Hearts for Hearts initiative “to give back to their communities by donating books they already own to nearby assistance groups” such as “homeless shelters, Medicaid nursing facilities, or similar centers.”
Or of course, our Letters in the Mail and book club subscriptions can always be given instantly—or, if your sweetheart is willing to wait, there’s our Write Like a Motherfucker mug with a big red heart on it....more
If your fingers aren’t too frozen to click, here’s the weekend Rumpus roundup.
First, our film editor Anisse Gross reviewed Hilton Als’s new book White Girls:
Each time I took it out of my bag, people glanced at me wide-eyed, as if merely the title White Girls was too much out-loud talk about race in public.
Two Words. Infinite Meanings. True Love. Missed Connections. 50% Divorce. First Date. Happy Nights. Sad Days. Star Crossed. Wedded Bliss. Bad Breakup. Holding Hands. Making Out. Great Sex. Poly Love....more
Happy sexin’ day, everyone!
Carolyn Kellogg at Jacket Copy points us in the direction of another person calling some sort of fiction dead....more