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Unique Pageviews Don’t Pay Your Web Hosting Bill

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Wil Wheaton created quite a fuss last month with an essay about Huffington Post’s request to republish an essay from his blog sans payment. When we called attention to a Salon article discussing paid versus unpaid creative work, Gawker had a “got you” moment, pointing out that The Rumpus doesn’t pay its writers. Fair enough, although […]

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Exposure Doesn’t Pay Your Rent

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Last week, author and Star Trek actor Wil Wheaton wrote an essay about the seven things he did to reboot his life. The Huffington Post, a publisher recently purchased by Verizon Communications for $4.4 billion, offered Wheaton the opportunity to republish the essay in exchange for the “unique platform and reach our site provides.” Wheaton […]

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Diaz Urges Readers to Diversify

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For the Huffington Post, Carolina Moreno discusses Junot Diaz’s recent appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers, where the award-winning author stressed the importance of reading authors from diverse backgrounds: You look at this country and you look at this world and you need to understand it in complex ways… And part of that complexity is, […]

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Happy Banned Books Week!

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The point is not to rank inflammatory books like game highlights. It’s to remind readers that information hasn’t always been free, and that we have librarians to thank for its freedom. Huffington Post’s Maddie Crum explores why we celebrate Banned Books Week in America, and takes a look at freedom of information and the librarians […]

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Unimaginable Situations

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Literature has always functioned as a singular means of finding empathy for others in situations one might otherwise be unable to imagine. At the Huffington Post, Erika Johansen discusses the social reluctance to engage with difficult topics like sexual abuse, and the necessity for discussions and books surrounding these problems. She picks seven works, from […]

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Against Allegory

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Don’t you hate allegory? Seems to me that allegory was created to separate readers into two groups: people that understand allegory, and people who don’t. Over at Huffington Post, Lisa K. Friedman explores allegory and other literary devices and wonders if the work of finding the hidden meaning is just too much of a “herculean effort.”

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Leave it to The Toast to give us a story told by a mermaid as opposed to a story about one. And leave it to The Toast to find a very good mermaid storyteller indeed. On Wednesday, they released “Mermaids at the End of the Universe: A Short Story” by Kendra Fortmeyer, featuring illustrations by Stephanie […]

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Dear Diary

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…while autobiography and memoir have gained ground as legitimate and canonical literary modes, the diary retains an association with inappropriate, overly personal, or pejoratively “private” discourse. At Huffington Post, Kylie Cardell examines the diary’s transition into public art form, from tabloid scoops and confessional blogs to contemporary figures who publish their own diaries, and our […]

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A Place (Not) For Reading

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Reading a book is wholly antithetical to the purpose of a bar. The purpose of a bar is to socialize, be it with friends, lovers, potential lovers or complete strangers. Sean Manning is endorsing quite an unpopular position over at The Huffington Post: as romantic as it sounds, bars are good for writing, but not […]

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From Applebee’s to Published Author

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Scott Cheshire explains that he started flirting with the woman who became his wife by telling her he had a novel coming out. Twelve years later, it did. Today, he is a published novelist with a graduate degree, but back then, Cheshire hadn’t even been to college. Over at the Huffington Post, Cheshire explains how […]

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This Week in Short Fiction

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Playing off of Jerry Seinfeld’s video series, “Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee,” The Morning News introduced a new column earlier this month called “Novelists in Restaurants Eating Food.” Roxane Gay offered up the first sampling, and this Wednesday, Jami Attenburg contributed the second, “Café de la Esquina.” Should there be doubts as to the genre of the review/not review, the editors […]

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Little Book Amok

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As authority disseminates across webs of increasingly smaller presses and publications, it becomes harder and harder for new authors to see their books on bookstore shelves, especially those of larger stores like Barnes & Noble’s. Unless, of course, they put the books there themselves: They haven’t yet asked me to stop desecrating their shelves with […]

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Rumpus Round-Up: All the Abramson News Fit to Print

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Jill Abramson, the first woman to head the New York Times as executive editor, was abruptly fired Wednesday and replaced by managing editor Dean Baquet. The New Yorker attempted to explain why, with the leading theory being Abramson’s discovery several weeks ago that she earned less than her male predecessor. But Vanity Fair reported that publisher […]

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Discussion Nostalgia, Book Clubbing

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Up on your wall behind your office desk is a small sheet of paper, gold-leaf embossed, an emblem in the bottom right hand corner—it reads: The University of Something-or-Rather in authoritative print. But is the paper just filling space? You miss the seminars, the depth, the charged discussions… Have a look at this article from the Huffington […]

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Huff-No

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One of the many young, fledgling Huffington Post writers who make HuffPo the sustainable blog-aggregate sovereignty it is, got suspended indefinitely for doing “a terrible job ‘summarizing’ an Ad Age thing,” writing up a post that was lacking a reasonable amount of citation. One could say that this young writer took the fall for sub-par […]

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Lasarow to HuffPo: “Brava, Madame Capitalist”

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“We went to our writers before beginning to post last year and the response was overwhelming. Go ahead and post. Yet, less than one year later, the reaction to our possible withdrawal was just as decisive in the opposite direction. As publisher, I fully endorse that decision.” Bill Lasarow, publisher and co-editor of ArtScene, explains […]

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