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Notable NYC: 10/10–10/16

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Saturday 10/10: Katie Degentesh and Katy Bohinc join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Christopher Lee, Sarah Thomas, Nathan Myers, Karen Less, Bradman, Nicole Basta, Christian Polanco, Katie Haller, and Padty join the Say Yes series. 1013 Pacific Street, 8 p.m.., free. Monday 10/12: Matt Bell, Lincoln Michel, Merritt Tierce, and Naomi Jackson […]

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American Horror Fiction

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How we ended up in those backwoods hills was Iris said we needed to ‘get a little air,’ and Dolan added, ‘country air!’ and that was that. Iris was my lover, and Dolan was her roommate I’d never liked. All of us were alive, at that point. Lincoln Michel has a new short story, “Dark […]

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The Rumpus Book Club Presents… (With a Special Offer)

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There’s never been a better time to join The Rumpus Book Club, either by the month or by the year. If you join now, we’ll throw in a bonus: your choice of the Rumpus Tote Bag or the Rumpus Quotes Mug! This offer is for a limited time only, and is available only to new subscribers and […]

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Are Romance Novels Ruining Subscription Services?

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All-you-can-read subscription services are finding that readers of romance novels are heavy users. The service Scribd is removing some romance titles because voracious sex-fiends are reading too many of the sultry books. Over at Electric Lit, Lincoln Michel explains why heavy users hurt the economics of these services: Let’s say you are paying creators two […]

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Fiction is Fiction

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What does “realism” mean, anyway? Over at Ploughshares, Rumpus contributor and Gigantic magazine editor Lincoln Michel discusses the problems of the term “realism” when it comes to literature: I tend to think it is an ill-defined term, not a useful way to think of most fiction, and it spawns some of the worst criticism. “It […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About the American South

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The latest issue of Guernica is out, and it’s a doozy. The special issue—the first of 4 such issues funded by a Kickstarter campaign—takes on the American South. Features include novelist Kiese Laymon in conversation with his mother on language and love in the South (check out our own interview with Laymon here) and Rumpus contributor Lincoln Michel‘s […]

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#candylit Sweetens the Twittersphere

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This past weekend, an event of historical import occurred: the #candylit hashtag on Twitter. Started by Lincoln Michel with a “Fall of the House of Gushers” pun, it combined book titles with the names of confectionery treats. BuzzFeed Books rounded up a few of their favorites, including the Rumpus’s “Dubli-nerds by James Almond Joyce” gag, and […]

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Notable NYC: 11/30–12/6

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Saturday 12/7: Natalie Eilbert, Mike Bushnell, Rob Ostrom, and Christie Ann Reynolds inaugurate the Banquet reading series with an evening of poetry. Eilbert is the founder and editor of The Atlas Review. The Banquet series was launched intending to highlight the intersection of poetry performance and audience experience; it is the product of curators Joshua Kleinberg, […]

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Literary Puns, Halloween-Style

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If you like Timothy Leo Taranto’s literary puns here on the Rumpus, you’ll also enjoy these Halloween-themed literary puns over at Vol. 1 Brooklyn. Written and illustrated by Rumpus contributor Lincoln Michel, they turn your favorite authors into scary monsters, including Louise Eldritch and Sheila Yeti (author, it goes without saying, of How Should A Cryptid […]

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On Berdych

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Rumpus contributor Lincoln Michel’s story “A Note on Type” tells the jealousy and revenge filled saga of the Berdych typeface. “Heyduk designed the typeface to cause strain in the eyes when reading and to impart a lingering ocular discomfort throughout the day.”

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