Posts Tagged: David Rakoff

You Can’t Be a Snob with Bad Teeth: Talking with David Sedaris

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David Sedaris discusses his new collection of diary entries, Theft By Finding, his love for book signings, and his inevitable return to IHOP.

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The Rumpus Interview with Alexander Chee

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Alexander Chee talks about opera, the Wild West, and the charismatic women of 19th-century France that inspired his new novel The Queen of the Night.

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David Rakoff, 1964 – 2012

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We’re saddened by the news that David Rakoff died today at 47. The Awl has a tribute to the “writer, aesthete, genius, New York devotee… exceptional reporter and observer, performer, director and incredibly kind person” whose body of work includes the collections Fraud, Don’t Get Too Comfortable, and Half Empty.

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Animatio Absurdus: The Rumpus Interview with Arthur Jones

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Gored by a banana on a barroom floor, a man lies supine as a nun slaps a midget, a down-and-out Santa drinks hard and a sullied beauty queen totes a severed head

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Arthur Jones will Illustrate Your One-Sentence Story

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This summer, writer, illustrator and animator Arthur Jones will illustrate your one-sentence story with one Post-It Note. Jones, who has taken his Post-It Note Series on a cross-country tour, and whose yellow sticky notes have given darkly comic life to the stories of David Rakoff and Jonathan Goldstein will now illustrate yours. The animator of […]

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