Posts by: Rozalia Jovanovic

Jump-Off Winners Announced

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Our Jump-Off contest was enthusiastically received. We’re happy about that. We’d like to thank all who put in the time and thought to enter. We had asked entrants to submit a short work using as a jump-off point one sentence or sentence fragment from Sam Lipsyte’s novel The Ask.  We got many compelling and varied […]

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Notable New York, This Week 4/5 – 4/11

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This week in New York The Rumpus throws an A Night Together with Sam Lipsyte, Michael Showalter, Lorelei Lee, Jeff Lewis, Jump-Off winners and more, Jamaica Kincaid and Rick Moody help collect Books for NY Schools, Richard Nash and Jim Hanas debate fiction and technology, Gary Shteyngart and Amy Sohn host a Shabbat dinner, Robert […]

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The Jump-Off: Read with Sam Lipsyte

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New York writers, win a chance to read your work alongside Sam Lipsyte at our NYC event on April 6. Lipsyte is one of our featured guests at A Night Together, an event The Rumpus is co-hosting with Tin House and Flavorpill, which will also feature, among others, Michael Showalter, Lorelei Lee, Dave Hill, Colson […]

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Coming Soon: The Tribeca Film Festival

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The Tribeca Film Festival is one of the most glamorous film events to happen this side of Park City. From April 22 – May 2, the festival will pitch its tents downtown and offer a wide array of independent films including documentaries, narrative features and shorts, not to mention the requisite parties, talks and swagbags. […]

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Notable New York, This Week 3/29 – 4/4

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This week in New York Mr. Beller’s Neighborhood holds a reading series, Threepenny Review celebrates its thirtieth birthday, A Public Space throws a launch party for Issue 10, Paris Review holds a Fiction Salon, Meghan O’Rourke reads, Ryan McGinley shows some new photographs of more young naked people and the Guggenheim opens its “Haunted” show […]

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n+1’s Non-Boring Panel on Healthcare

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Leave it to literary magazine n+1 to get interesting people together to talk about interesting things that are of interest right now. For example, in December they had Malcolm Gladwell and Christine Smallwood discussing Evangelicalism and the Contemporary Intellectual. A discussion on gentrification was held in January at the radical bookstore Bluestockings. And “post-isms” in […]

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Twestival NYC 2010

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This Thursday, New York’s New Media set, including Natasha Hafez, Rachel Sklar, Brooke Moreland, Soraya Darabi and Amanda Rose, will gather for what promises to be one of the largest philanthropy events organized through social media: Twestival 2010, which is part of the second annual Twestival Global – one day one cause all around the […]

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Notable New York, This Week 3/22 – 3/28

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This week in New York a tribute to George Carlin, James Wood reads a book he’s never read before, Shya Scanlon gets other people to read his poems, NYC Twestival 2010, Huggabroomstik, Jeff Lewis and others cover songs by Major Matt Mason USA, Victor Lavalle and Maud Newton talk, and Lapham’s Quarterly holds a panel […]

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Guernica and Triple Canopy: Two Not to Miss

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Two pieces of writing that caught my eye today were Bridget Potter’s essay “Lucky Girl” in Guernica, and Joshua Cohen’s “Thirty-Six Shades of Prussian Blue” in Triple Canopy. Potter’s startling essay relays her experience getting an illegal abortion as a nineteen-year-old in 1962 America, and the bevy of options and predicaments that came along with […]

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Notable New York, This Week 3/15 – 3/21

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This week in New York Keith Gessen and Elif Batuman talk, Guernica has a reading, Joanna Newsom sings and plays harp, Marcel Dzama appears, talks and signs books, The Moth has a Story Slam, Christopher Walken loses a hand and Zoe Kazan gives him one, and Atlas Obscura presents an international celebration of curious and […]

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SXSW and Monofonus

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The South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals begin this Friday, 3/12, in Austin, Texas, and continue through 3/21. If you happen to be attending the festival, be sure to make it out to some of the presentations by Monofonus, the Austin-based multimedia organization, which has a full-schedule of film and video screenings, concerts and parties. […]

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Notable New York, This Week 3/8 – 3/14

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This week in New York Sam Lipsyte reads from The Ask, David Shields reads from Reality Hunger, the Magnetic Fields perform, playwright Suzan-Lori Parks reads, Lore Segal and Tao Lin engage in a panel discussion about the novella, Stephen Elliott holds a writing class, Philip Gourevitch, Francine Prose and Lewis Lapham explore natural and man-made […]

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Notable New York, This Week 3/1 – 3/7

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This week in New York, it’s Armory Arts Week, Justin Taylor and Porochista Khakpour tell your literary fortune at Canteen Magazine’s Second Annual Benefit Gala, The PooL Art Fair opens, Old Hat performs, Happy Ending Reading Series presents Extreme Situations with Benjamin Anastas, Liev Schreiber talks to Jordan Roth, and Krista Tippett and Andrew Solomon […]

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New Yorkers in Poets & Writers

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The March/April Poets & Writers has a couple of great pieces on some New Yorkers to make note of. An article on writer Sam Lipsyte, whose third novel, The Ask, is being published this month by FSG; and a conversation between novelists Porochista Khakpour and Danzy Senna on first novels, race, and the East-Coast West-Coast […]

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Live Rich, for a Good Cause

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For one night next week, March 4,  in support of literature, the arts and Canteen’s writing program for Harlem youth, Arnold Lehman and his wife Pam Lehman will open their Brooklyn Heights home for an intimate evening: Canteen Magazine’s Second Annual Benefit Gala. Lehman, the risk-taking Director of the Brooklyn Museum who famously battled former […]

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Notable New York, This Week 2/22 – 2/28

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This week in New York 2010: Whitney Biennial opens, Gigantic holds a launch party for Issue 2: Gigantic America, Anderbo Reading at KGB, Mary Karr talks with Philip Gourevitch, MOMA premieres documentary about Mikhail Khodorkovsky–Russia’s wealthiest man and one if its most controversial figures, Ted Conover reads, André Aciman talks to Paul Leclerc, and Sam […]

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The Rumpus: One Year Later

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While it is now one month later, we’d like to thank everyone who came out for ONE YEAR LATER, the Rumpus anniversary party co-presented by The Rumpus and sister-mag HTMLGIANT at Broadway East, a charming place where Chinatown meets the Lower East Side. The party featured readings by Justin Taylor, Tao Lin, Stephen Elliott, Rivka […]

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Literary Fashionables: The Performing Artist and The Humanitarian

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Fashion Week in New York has come to a close. And so therefore must our week-long run of literary fashionables. We end our series with The Performing Artist and The Humanitarian. Miranda July and Dave Eggers are both noted for being torchbearers of their generation, a generation for the members of which one career, along […]

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Notable New York, This Week 2/15 – 2/21

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This week in New York Howard Bloom interviewed by Richard Foreman, Malcolm Gladwell and Adam Gopnik discuss mankind, John Cale reflects on music and art, Ed Park and Lynne Tillman read at Triple Canopy and Light Industry’s celebration of their new venue, a tribute to Gilbert Sorrentino, Kevin Sampsell and Justin Taylor read, and exhibitions […]

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Literary Fashionables: The Absurdist and the Word Portraitist

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This week in New York, white tents are set up behind the New York Public Library in Bryant Park. It is called Fashion Week because it is a celebration of fashion of the sartorial kind. While that is happening in the park, we’ll be devoting space in the blog each day this week to two […]

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Gelitin’s “Blind Sculpture”

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Over the past couple of weeks, Gelitin, a collective of four Austrian artists—Wolfgang Gantner, Ali Janka, Florian Reither and Tobias Urban—have occupied Chelsea’s Greene Naftali gallery in New York in a happening called “Blind Sculpture.” Their productions are inspired by the work of Sigmund Freud, the sculpture and performance work of Franz West, and in […]

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Notable New York, This Week 2/8 – 2/14

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This week in New York, Harper’s presents “Love: A Rebuke” with Colson Whitehead, Heidi Julavits and Sam Lipsyte, Simon Critchley in bed with Cabinet’s Brian Dillon chatting about hypochondria, Vol. 1 Brooklyn and Gignatic present the Greatest 3-Minute Rock ‘n Roll Story Ever, Adam Haslett reads from his debut novel, The Magnetic Fields perform, Zachary […]

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Gigantic Online Presents Work by Saša Stanišić

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While the second print issue of Gigantic, a magazine of short prose and art, is only days away from its anticipated release, Gigantic has just published new and noteworthy work online. There’s short fiction and poetry by Saša Stanišić (click here to read the recent Rumpus interview with Stanišić), including “Let’s Go Sleep Japan Soon,” […]

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Notable New York, This Week 2/1 – 2/7

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This week in New York Unsound, the avant-garde culture festival that began in Eastern Europe, debuts in the city, historian Garry Wills discusses the atomic bomb, a night with filmmaker Ross McElwee at IFC, Jamaica Kincaid and Gary Shteyngart on Becoming Americans, Nobel Prize-winning economist Amartya Sen speaks, Hot Chip performs, Projection: A Reading Series […]

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Notable New York, This Week 1/25 – 1/31

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This week in New York Lydia Davis and Richard Howard read, John Wray, Heidi Julavits and Sarah Manguso discuss ebooks at Melville House, Of Montreal and Damon & Naomi perform, Lapham’s Quarterly celebrates the launch of its Religion Issue, artists recreate the filmography of David Foster Wallace’s Infinite Jest character James Incandenza, and Selected Shorts […]

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Tonight! ONE YEAR LATER in New York

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The Rumpus and HTMLGIANT present ONE YEAR LATER, a celebration of the first anniversary of The Rumpus, tonight, January 21, 2010. The night will feature readings by Rivka Galchen, Tao Lin, Deb Olin Unferth, Justin Taylor and Stephen Elliott, musical guests Alina Simone, Diane Louvel, and Jeffrey Lewis. With special guest DJ Khaela Maricich of […]

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MLK in NYC

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In the greatest city in the world there are many ways to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the greatest civil rights leaders. In New York today, a day established as a federal holiday in 1986, and this week, choose your celebration: Soundtrack for a Revolution:  Soundtrack for a Revolution, executive produced by […]

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Notable New York, This Week: 1/18 – 1/24

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This week in New York, the Rumpus and HTMLGIANT present ONE YEAR LATER a multimedia event with an allstar lineup of readers and musicians including Rivka Galchen, Tao Lin, Jeffrey Lewis and more in celebration of the Rumpus’s First Anniversary, the Frederick Wiseman retrospective begins at MOMA, the Rumpus’s own Stephen Elliott gives talk “On […]

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