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Posts Tagged: infidelity

Complicating Unhelpful Binaries: Talking with Deesha Philyaw

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Deesha Philyaw discusses her debut story collection, THE SECRET LIVES OF CHURCH LADIES.

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My Boyfriend, His Lover, and Me

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There is nothing I want more than a happy ending.

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What Toulouse-Lautrec Taught Me about Intimacy

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I wanted to stop withholding from them, but withholding was like a drug.

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Otherwordly: Talking with Rosebud Ben-Oni

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Rosebud Ben-Oni discusses her new collection, TURN AROUND, BRXGHT XYXS.

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Both Aggressor and Victim: Adèle by Leïla Slimani

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Who is Adèle Robinson, really, and what is it, exactly, that happened to her?

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A Box Full of Darkness: Talking with Adrienne Brodeur

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Adrienne Brodeur discusses her new memoir, WILD GAME.

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Wanted/Needed/Loved: Jill Sobule’s Favorite Spy Cars

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I wasn’t into girl stuff, but I loved James Bond!

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Building the Muscle: A Conversation with Kristi Coulter

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Kristi Coulter discusses her debut essay collection, NOTHING GOOD CAN COME FROM THIS.

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Mom Vagina

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When the physical therapist explains the electric dildo she holds in her hand will reset the nerve endings in my vagina so I won’t need to pee every hour, I say, “Get it in me and let’s go.”

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Even the Moon

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When you finished, several minutes passed before we spoke. You dipped a finger in a pool of candle wax. How could I know this was the only real secret you’d ever kept?

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Playing God: A Conversation with Daniel Olivas

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Daniel Olivas discusses his recent short story collection, The King of Lighting Fixtures, writing humor, and the role of religion in his work.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: The Whole World Is Desert

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This is what I want him to think of me. The girl poised to surf a wave under the heaviness of the full moon, the ocean around her radiant with light.

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Ten Minutes of Motherhood: A Conversation with Ariel Levy

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Ariel Levy on The Rules Do Not Apply, the illusion of control, and language’s inability to express grief.

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Reading across Cultures: A Conversation with Ratika Kapur

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Ratika Kapur discusses her latest book, The Private Life of Mrs. Sharma, the disappointing romance of affairs, and how people carry on after doing the unthinkable.

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The Sunday Rumpus Essay: My Souls Are Out A-Wandering

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What is marriage but another form of colonization? A renaming? A power taken, a power taken away?

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Summer of Families

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“What do you think about this,” he said, measured and cool. “What if we offer a service where people can pay to be in our family, but only for a few hours.”

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