Weekend Essay Roundup


Just in case you were too busy watching the first rounds of the Olympic games this weekend (and we don’t blame you—that shit is awesome), here are some Rumpus highlights you might have missed:

Anne Elizabeth Moore observes history and class transformed by communal dance on the Cambodian waterfront.

Caleb Powell and Tim Jones-Yelvington exchange some key ideas about grassroots funding for artists and their communities.

Roxane Gay examines privacy and the role of the “invisible closet” amidst the continuous obstacles facing America’s LGBT population.

And Michelle Dean offers up a briefer history lesson than usual, and you’d be right to guess it’s about one of the Seven Deadly Sins.

Rebecca Rubenstein is the Editor-in-Chief of Midnight Breakfast. When not reading books made of paper, she can be found thinking aloud on Twitter. She resides in San Francisco and maintains a healthy relationship with the fog. Rebecca is Interviews Editor Emeritus for The Rumpus. More from this author →