This poem lets her—the speaker and Baumgartel—be too much . ...more
Tags: Bible, book review, compulsion, Deaf Republic, devotion, epic, epic poetry, erotic literature, eroticism, Farrar Straus and Giroux, feeld, feminism, feminist, Genesis, Homer, identity, Ilya Kaminsky, John Milton, Jos Charles, Kate O'Donoghue, male gaze, masturbation, Milton, Paradise Lost, patriarchy, poems, poetry, poetry review, Prose Poetry, Rachel Zucker, religion, ross gay, Sex, sex positivity, sexuality, Song of Solomon, Song of Songs, spirituality, Sylvie Baumgartel, the bible, Tommy Pico
Music columnist Rick Moody writes on ten albums that influenced him through his life.
Tags: A Crimson Grail, A Love Supreme, Abbey Road, Aphex Twin, Arvo Part, Astral Weeks, Brian Eno, Captain Beefheart and Magic Band, Carl Stone, Clear Spot, Cosmic Tones for Mental Therapy, Court and Spark, Daydream Nation, Dolmen Music, Dub Housing, Fakebook, For Your Pleasure, foxtrot, Frank Zappa, Funkadelic, Genesis, Hardcore Jollies, Henryk Górecki, Here Come the Warm Jets, Husker Du, In a Silent Way, John Coltrane, Joni Mitchell, la monte young, Leonard Cohen, Let It Be, Marvin Gaye, Meredith Monk, Miles Davis, Mom’s Barbecue, Murmur, Music, Music for Eighteen Musicians, New Day Rising, Pere Ubu, R.E.M., Rama Sreerama, Remain in Light, Rhys Chatham, rick moody, Roxy and Elsewhere, Roxy Music, Second Dream of High Tension Line, Selected Ambient Works, songs of love and hate, Sonic Youth, Steve Reich, Sun Ra, swinging modern sounds, Syd Barrett, Symphony Number Three, Tabula Rasa, Talking Heads, The Beatles, the feelies, The Good Earth, The Lounge Lizards, The Madcap Laughs, The Replacements, The Second Dream, The Velvet Underground, U. Srinivas, Van Morrison, Voice of Chunk, What's Going On, yo la tengo
Seth Rogoff discusses his novels FIRST, THE RAVEN: A PREFACE and THIN RISING VAPORS.
Tags: berlin, Donald Trump, expat, expatriate, expatriate writers, expats, First the Raven, Franz Kafka, Genesis, George W. Bush, Henry David Thoreau, historical fiction, Iraq War, J.M. Coetzee, Jon Calame, Kenneth J. Pruitt, Kenneth Pruitt, novel-writing, old testament, Politics, Prague, Sagging Meniscus Press, Seth Rogoff, The Castle, The Kirschbaum Lectures, Thin Rising Vapors, To the Lighthouse, Trump, virginia woolf, Waiting for the Barbarians, Walden, Washington University
You will now find some version of the list below. It is imperfect. ...more
Tags: 10cc, Allman Brothers, american music club, Amon Düül II, Amy Winehouse, Aretha Franklin, Arvo Part, Astor Piazzolla, Beastie Boys, Beck, belle and sebastian, Bent, Best of Lists, beyonce, Big Star, Bill Crofut, Bill Frisell, billie holiday, Blondie, bob dylan, bob marley, Bonnie Raitt, Booker T. and the M.G.’s, Brian Eno, bruce springsteen, Buddy Guy, Built to Spill, Buzzcocks, Captain Beefheart, Carl Stone, Carmen McRae, Carol King, cat power, Charles Mingus, Charlie Hayden, Chrissie Hynde, Cocteau Twins, Crazy Horse, d'angelo, Dave Brubeck, david bowie, david byrne, dB's, death cab for cutie, depeche mode, Derek and the Dominos, Digable Planets, Dionne Warwick, Duke Ellington, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Edith Frost, Eliane Radigue, Ella Fitzgerald, Elliot Smith, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, Eric Dolphy, Erik Darling, Fairport Convention, fleetwood mac, Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Ocean, frank sinatra, Frank Zappa, Frederic George Handel, Fripp & Eno, Galaxie 500, Galt MacDermot, Genesis, Gentle Giant, George Harrison, Gillian Welch, Glenn Branca, Glenn Gould, graham parker, grateful dead, Gregg Allman, Guided by Voices, GusGus, Harry Smith, Hatfield and the North, High Fidelity, Howard Shore, Husker Du, Jack Bruce, James, James Brown, Jefferson Airplane, Jethro Tull, Joanna Newsom, John Cale, John Coltrane, Joni Mitchell, Joshua Redman, Judee Sill, Judy Collins, kanye west, King Crimson, KT Tunstall, la monte young, Lauryn Hill, Leonard Cohen, lists, liz phair, Lothar and the Hand People, louis armstrong, Madonna, marshall crenshaw, Marvin Gaye, Massive Attack, Max Indian, Meredith Monk, Meshell Ndegeocello, mission of burma, Morcheeba, Music, music criticism, Nas, neil young, Neutral Milk Hotel, new order, nick cave, nick drake, Nick Hornby, Nina Simone, Nirvana, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, NWA, Oren Ambarchi, Otis Redding, Patti Smith, Paul Simon, Pavement, Pearl Jam, Pere Ubu, Phil Spector, Philip Glass, Pink Floyd, PJ Harvey, prince, Procol Harum, Professor Longhair, Public Enemy, Public Image Limited, Queen, R.E.M., radiohead, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Ravi Shankar, Ray Charles, Return to Forever, richard and linda thompson, rick moody, rickie lee jones, Roxy Music, Rufus, Rush, Sam & Dave, Sarah Vaughan, Shawn Colvin, Silver Apples, Simon & Garfunkel, Simple Minds, Skylab, Sly & the Family Stone, Soft Machine, Sonic Youth, Sonny Rollins, Spacemen 3, Sparks, Steely Dan, Steve Forbert, Steve Reich, Steve Tibbets, Stevie Wonder, Sun City Girls, Sun Ra, swinging modern sounds, T. Rex, Taj Mahal, Talking Heads, television, terry riley, the beach boys, The Byrds, The Chieftains, The Church, the clash, the cure, The Doors, The Fall, the feelies, The Flaming Lips, The Jackson Five, the jam, The Jayhawks, The Kinks, The Lounge Lizards, The Magnetic Fields, The Mekons, The Minutemen, The Modern Lovers, The Necks, The Pharcyde, the Pixies, The Pogues, The Police, The Pretenders, The Pretty Things, the rolling stones, the roots, The Sea and the Cake, The Sex Pistols, The Stone Roses, The Stooges, The Tragically Hip, The Velvet Underground, The Verve, The Who, The Zombies, Thelonious Monk, They Might Be Giants, This Mortal Coil, Thunderclap Newman, Todd Rundgren, Tom Petty, Tom Wait, Toots and the Maytals, tracy chapman, traffic, Tunng, U. Srinivas, U2, Van Morrison, Violent Femmes, Warren G, Wilco, Willie Nelson, World Party, Wu-Tang Clan, XTC, Yes, Young Marble Giants, Zero 7
A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.
Tags: Bible, Donald Trump, ENOUGH, gender inequality, Genesis, Kristin Farr, rape, Rape culture, sexism, sexual assault, sexual harassment, sexual violence, shame, trauma
Connie Wanek discusses her latest book,
Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems, the challenge of looking back at older poems, and what prioritizing writing looks like. ...more
Tags: aging, alex dueben, anthologies, Art, baltics, Charles Baxter, connie wanek, Duluth, Eastern Europe, eden, Emerson, Emily Dickinson, gardening, Genesis, George Morrison, Green Bay, health insurance, interview, Laura Ingalls Wilder, linda pastan, Maxine Kumin, Minnesota, Nebraska, Neruda, new and selected poems, New Mexico, poems, poetry, Rilke, rival gardens, Robert Bly, Robert Frost, Ted Kooser, the bible, The Rumpus Interview, Tomas Tranströmer, University of Nebraska Press, Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Wisconsin, Wislawa Szymborska
You don’t need to know him personally, you say. You get the best of Prince through his music. Maybe that’s the truth, and maybe it isn’t. ...more
Tags: 80s, Artist Formerly Known As, Batdance, billy idol, Boy George, Broadway, Carmen Electra, cats, Charlie Murphy, Cindy Lauper, college, Corina Zappia, Cyndi Lauper, Darling Nikki, Dave Matthews Band, Diamond and Pearl, funk, Genesis, grace jones, growing up, high school, James Brown, jimi hendrix, kevin smith, Let’s Go Crazy, Little Richard, Madison Square Garden, Martika, michael jackson, middle school, Miles Davis, millenials, Money Doesn’t Matter, Morris Day & the Time, Morris Day & Time, MTV, Music, Musicology, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, PJ Harvey, pop, prince, Purple Rain, R&B, Raspberry Beret, REM, rock, sexuality, Sheila E., Smashing Pumpkins, The Glamorous Life
Understanding our origins. The New York Public library is encouraging people to make video games. Thoreau’s world of death. Can drugs help us understand life?
The Rumpus Book Club chats with Steve Stern about his new novel
The Pinch, about what it means for Jews to be “people of the book,” and how fiction and history can be entwined in entertaining and challenging ways. ...more
Tags: Chelm stories, Eastern Europe, Genesis, historical fiction, history, Holocaust, jews, judaism, myths, new testament, penelope fitzgerald, pogrom, Steve Stern, The Pinch, virginia woolf, Walter Benjamin
Remember when R. Crumb blew our minds and our concept of dedication with his thorough illustration of the Bible? That project sounded physically and emotionally exhausting. Still, he must have started a trend because artist, Matt Kish, is creating an image for every page of the epic novel, Moby Dick. That is true dedication and […]
“God excoriated Eve more roundly and punished her more severely than He did Adam not because she was more wicked, but because she represented an actual threat. Seeking knowledge, she chose to eat the fruit, whereas Adam ate passively and only because she handed the fruit to him and had tried it first. Adam would never of […]
Comic book genius R. Crumb has a new book coming out. This is very exciting for me. What’s even more exciting is that said book is his own personal version of Genesis. Not the band. The first book of the Bible. Yes. It will be very interesting to see what one of the biggest figureheads […]