We here at the Rumpus do not speak nor read Russian. We are however, totally terrified and fascinated by this dying merman statue.
Republican are a bunch of teabaggers and the National Organization for Marriage starts the M4M initiative (aka men seeking men for online chat).
The Pet Shop Boys turn down a request from PETA to change their name.
Maud Newton on the melding of fact and fiction.
The first annual NYC indie bookstore walking tour.