Weekend Rumpus Roundup


Welcome to the weekend Rumpus roundup, where we showcase our finest weekend features in case you actually have a life and don’t sit in front of the computer all Saturday and Sunday.

Here you will see an interview with adventurous L.A. writer Cecil Castellucci about her latest book, a charming graphic novel for kids called Odd Duck, and the value of adults giving picture books to other adults.

And over here, you’ll find a heart-stopping essay about the rage passed down from father to daughter, the source of both power and extraordinary pain. A preview:

The man is down, hands in his face. I stomp on his foot. I bring my knee up, aim for his groin. Then I hear him crying. The smallness of the sound brings me back to being cornered, with only my hands, my tiny, pitiful hands, to defend me.

Lauren O'Neal is an MFA student at San Francisco State University. Her writing has appeared in publications like Slate, The New Inquiry, and The Hairpin. You can follow her on Twitter at @laureneoneal. More from this author →