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Posts Tagged: Flavorwire

Literary Geniuses Say Some Not-So-Genius Things

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In “honor” of David Gilmour’s comments to a Hazlitt interviewer about how he refused to teach books by female authors, Rumpus contributor Michelle Dean rounded up some other literary men’s contributions to the field of misogyny. From Hemingway blaming all men’s problems on women’s diseased brains to T. S. Eliot’s assertion that there were no women […]

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Book Club Love

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In a post titled “The New Golden Age of Online Book Clubs,” Flavorwire shouts out the Rumpus Book Club as one of many sites using new technology to recreate the age-old pleasure of talking about books. (For an example of the joys of our book club, see today’s chat with Matthew Specktor, whose novel American Dream […]

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Alas, Poor Transatlantic Review!

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The Paris Review just celebrated its sixtieth birthday—and not a gray hair in sight! But many game-changing, sterling-quality literary magazines didn’t make it to that ripe old(ish) age. At Flavorwire, Jason Diamond rounds up some of the Paris Review‘s most promising peers and their untimely deaths.

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We Love You Back, Flavorwire!

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We’re psyched to see we made it onto Flavorwire’s list of 25 Best Websites for Literature Lovers, especially because we were labeled “the best of the West”! Labels are always better when they rhyme. Congrats to all the other folks on the list, many of whom we work with often and all of whom we […]

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Three Ways of Looking at Sex and the City

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In this week’s New Yorker, TV critic Emily Nussbaum grapples with the cultural legacy of Sex and the City: High-feminine instead of fetishistically masculine, glittery rather than gritty, and daring in its conception of character, “Sex and the City” was a brilliant and, in certain ways, radical show. It also originated the unacknowledged first female anti-hero […]

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Step Aside, Dashiell Hammett

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If you like your detectives hardboiled and your femmes fatale, you’ll dig Flavorwire’s list of ten essential neo-noir authors. From Dennis Lehane (author of Shutter Island and Mystic River) to Lindsay Hunter (the heir apparent to Mary Gaitskill’s throne), these writers incorporate elements of mystery and horror without letting the strictures of genre limit them. Our […]

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Rumpus Women Should Be Writing for Harper’s!

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The disparity of women writers in the publishing world has been an increasingly hot topic of late. Flavorwire has compiled a list entitled “10 Women Who Should be Writing for ‘Harper’s,” and we’re excited that three of the women are our own essays editor Roxane Gay, Dear Sugar’s Cheryl Strayed, and Funny Women editor Elissa Bassist! Flavorwire is […]

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Making VIDA Count

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We reached out to several of the worst offenders to ask where they thought they had gone wrong…but got very little in the way of responses. So we decided, instead, to reach out to the editors of the publications that actually had managed to show a relatively gender-equitable byline distribution in 2012. Flavorwire talks to […]

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The Course Syllabi of Famous Writers

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Imagine if the authors who created these syllabi for their courses were all teaching at the same school at the same time. “Who’d you get for English?” “David Foster Wallace. I hear he’s a hard grader. How about you?” “Donald Barthelme. He’s apparently making us read infinity books this semester.” P.S. If you’re as charmed by […]

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Surviving Fictional Plagues

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In honor of the release of Ben Marcus’s The Flame Alphabet, in which “language becomes lethal,” Flavorwire reminds us of the ten “most frightening fictional diseases.” The guide breaks down each disease and how to protect yourself. (Via Largeheartedboy)

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