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Beyond the Manicured Surfaces: Talking with Aaron Smith

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Aaron Smith discusses his new poetry collection, THE BOOK OF DANIEL.

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A Place for Magic, a Place for Joy: Talking with Keah Brown

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Keah Brown discusses her debut essay collection, THE PRETTY ONE.

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The Real Community Guidelines: How to Be a True Ally

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The banning of women’s nipples is, of course, violence in and of itself.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #172: Leanne Shapton

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“I see objects and things as reliquaries that can hold stories.”

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Pronk: On Still Life Painting and the Price of Showing Off

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Everything is political. To believe otherwise is a form of willful ignorance.

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Rumors, Ghosts, and Art: Talking with Jared Pappas-Kelley

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Jared Pappas-Kelley discusses his forthcoming book, SOLVENT FORM.

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Letting Go of What We Love: Talking with Rachel Heng

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Rachel Heng discusses her debut novel, Suicide Club, the book’s genesis, her writing and reading life, and her thoughts on “wellness.”

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #136: Shy Watson

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“I do think when I write it’s kind of therapy or having to tell someone everything or maybe writing it gets it out of my head?”

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This Is What I Get for Wanting

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When I cried over the phone, asking him if he was dumping me, he said in his gentle voice, “Sweetheart, we weren’t really a thing yet.”

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A Desi Win: Trust No Aunty by Maria Qamar

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What started off as a coping mechanism to deal with the widening generational gap within immigrant families, Qamar has shaped into a new philosophy for cultural in-betweeners.

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Reclaiming the Identity of the Witch: A Conversation with Katy Horan

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Katy Horan discusses Literary Witches, which she illustrated and worked on in collaboration with writer Taisia Kitaiskaia, out tomorrow from Seal Press.

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Everyone Loves the Pope

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My lover became the Pope. It was the twenty-tens and the Catholic Church wanted to rebrand with Newport cigarettes and Hermes chiseled calves.

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All of Our Pre-Existing Conditions

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We admit ourselves to the list of conditions, confess to the hospitals we’ve entered over the years. Through my glowing phone screen the body pokes through.

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Sound & Vision: Leah Hennessey

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Allyson McCabe talks with Leah Hennessey, a co-creator of the DIY web series Zhe Zhe, about the art of performance in the age of Trump.

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The Rumpus Interview with Eileen Myles

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Eileen Myles on recording her new poetry record Aloha/irish trees, the relationship between poetry and comedy, and finding safety in social media.

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#Betrayal: On Instagram, Is Hell Other Women?

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Instagram: an app powerful enough to blow a million Think Pieces to smithereens in everything it says about female relations.

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Ice Cream and Shrugging

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Yesterday at the bus stop a fellow creature the gym ladies call “that particular element” asked for a hand—out, job, shake, off. That’s the door being female in public is walking through. It’s a drag, but mostly it’s ice cream on the sidewalk and shrugging. For the Virginia Quarterly Review’s Instagram project, Lauren Berlant partners visual […]

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Kahlo vs. Kardashian: The Subversive Potential of the Female Self-Portrait

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Where does the line between the self-portrait and the selfie fall?

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Fappetizers

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When does food porn become a problem? For The Millions, Davey Davis looks at the spread of the pornographic sensibility to Instagram cuisine: The cumshot is replicated in Instagram food porn, not with the actual consumption of the food but rather its literal destruction by human hands. With these hands, croissants are torn apart, sandwiches split […]

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