Weekend Rumpus Roundup


First, take a walk down memory lane with David Hajdu’s visual memoir of his favorite bar, Bradley’s, boasting art by John Carey.

And in the Sunday Essay, Jordan Rosenfeld takes a frank look at the many ways a mother’s boldness can influence her daughter’s relationship with her own sexuality. Having a free spirit for a parent is not always as liberating as it might seem. Rosenfeld writes:

“My son’s birth helped me see I was not at war with my mother’s body itself—which, other than height from my father’s side, mine is all but a clone of—but her inability to keep her body—and her sexuality—to herself.”

Read more of Max Gray at Big City Sasquatch or follow him on Twitter @City_Sasquatch. His fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Encounters, Mount Hope, Conte, tNY.press, and English Kills Review. He co-hosts the etymology podcast Words For Dinner and is a graduate of the Rutgers-Newark MFA program. More from this author →