“I like marinating in uncertainty for as long as possible.”
Tags: Ars Herzogica, David Nutt, death, depression, essay collection, essays, Final Girl, george saunders, Gina Keicher, Gina Nutt, Here Is My Adventure I Call It Alone, horror, horror films, Katya Buresh, mortality, Night Rooms, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, trauma, Two Dollar Radio, water, Wilderness Champion
Jenny Hval discusses her new novel, GIRLS AGAINST GOD.
Tags: Apichatpong Weerasethakul, black metal, Blood Bitch, Book Club, capitalism, Chris Kraus, Clarice Lispector, collaboration, community, Edvard Munch, Film, gender roles, Girls Against God, horror, horror films, Jenny Hval, Juliana Spahr, magic, Music, neoliberalism, Norway, Norwegian, patriarchy, resistance, Rumpus Book Club, Sarah Davachi, The Rumpus Book Club, Verso Books, witchcraft
The root of these imagined, monstrous versions of women, Doyle argues, is fear. ...more
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Trisha Low discusses her new book-length essay, SOCIALIST REALISM.
Tags: Alice Notley, Andrea Arnold, art criticism, Bay Area, Bob Gluck, Book Club, Bruce Boone, Charles Bernstein, Coffee House, coffee house press, Edward Yang, Elfriede Jelinek, Enid Blyton, Eva Woods, experimental film, Fast & Furious, Fast and Furious, Film, first person, God, Hannah Weiner, historical fiction, hong kong, horror films, hybrid genre, Lizzie Davis, lyric essay, Marisa Siegel, Maurice Pialat, memoir, New Narrative, Pain, Pamela Lu, Paul Verhoeven, personal essay, poetry, religion, renee gladman, robocop, Rumpus Book Club, Ruth Curry, Showgirls, Socialist Realism, Syd Staiti, The Compleat Purge, The Rumpus Book Club, Trisha Low, visual art, women's writing, XOJane
Feet dangle in the foreground, suspended in space by distance and gravity. ...more
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“Being thrust into forced ritualistic closeness does break the ice, but doesn’t guarantee closeness.”
Tags: adult films, Antonia Crane, anxiety, Body to Job, children, Christopher Zeischegg, Converge, Danny Wylde, dennis cooper, Event Horizon, feminism, film theory, Hellraiser, horror, horror films, ISIS, Laura Mulvey, male gaze, masculinity, memoir, metal, Music, neurosis, porn, pornography, priapism, Rare Bird Books, romance, Sex, sex worker, sexuality, submissive, Taxidermia, The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project, trauma
Kea Wilson discusses her debut novel
We Eat Our Own, the influence of film on her work, and what she’s learned from working as a bookseller. ...more
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The individuality of body horror is its signature attribute. Nothing is more intimate than one’s own body, and by extension, one’s own physical suffering. ...more
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Allyson McCabe speaks with GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer John Congleton about what it’s like to make music in today’s technological and economic environments, and the benefits of being open to adaptation.
Tags: Ada Calhoun, Allyson McCabe, Angel Olsen, Blondie, Dallas, engineer, Explosions in the Sky, Fat Possum, Foo Fighters, GRAMMY, horror films, John Congleton, John Congleton & the Nighty Nite, John Peel, Mountain Goats, Music, musicians, New York City, Nirvana, Nite Nite, Paper Chase, Pink Floyd, producer, punk, Ramones, record labels, record store, Roger Waters, Soho, Sound & Vision, St. Marks is Dead, St. Vincent, stephin merritt, Swans, Texas, The Squid and the Whale, The Wall, The War On Drugs, Until the Horror Goes, ZZ Top
The most interesting part of The Witch is that the family is so convinced of humanity’s fallen, sinful nature that it never occurs to them to even look for an aggressor from without. ...more
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Do you know about New Horror, the genre that rendered horror movies into “high art”? Horror movies, the classics and how their subsequent cinematic transformation, are the subject of Shock Value, Jason Zinoman’s new book. There’s an excerpt and review on NPR Books that will launch you into a fit of nostalgia for the horror […]