Absolutely, definitely not threatened at all. ...more
Tags: aging, algorithm, Comics, doja cat, Gen Z, Halloween, IG, Jen Winston, millenials, Olivia de Recat, Rumpus Comics, therapist, Tik Tok
Elizabeth Gonzalez James discusses her debut novel, MONA AT SEA.
Tags: #metoo, alcohol, Alexis Nowicki, American Psycho, Aubrey Plaza, Book Club, Brenda Peynado, Candide, Cat Person, cutter, cutting, debut novel, Demián Bichir, drinking, Elizabeth Gonzalez James, failure, Internet, Kristen Roupenian, Mary Pauline Lowry, Mexican Gothic, millenials, Mona at Sea, mothers, mothers and daughters, Nicole Catherine Schmidt, patriarchy, peep show, Rumpus Book Club, Santa Fe Writers Project, screenwriting, self harm, SFWP, Silvia Moreno-Garcia, Social Media, Taeko Ohnuki, The Rock Eaters, The Rumpus Book Club, toxic masculinity, twitter, unemployment, Velvet Was the Night, women's anger
If my body is a bill to pay, my voice will be singing the receipts. ...more
Tags: Betsy Devos, bills, class inequality, college, day job, Debt, finances, Great Recession, health insurance, healthcare, Laura Eppinger, millenials, money, painkillers, paying the rent, Percocet, recession, shame, student debt, student loans, suicide attempt
Indie bookstore news from across the country and around the world!
Tags: Belletrist, Books Are Magic, Emma Straub, florida, Fort Myers, independent booksellers, independent bookstores, instagram, London, MacIntosh Books, millenials, Mini Mac, Pittsburgh, Seattle, This Week in Indie Bookstores, used bookstores
Morgan Jerkins discusses
This Will Be My Undoing, getting her start on the Internet, and why her collection of linked personal essays isn’t just another Millennial read. ...more
Tags: audience, Bennington, black women, carmen maria machado, debut collection, Deesha Philyaw, essay writing, essays, first book, identity, imposter syndrome, Internet, internet writing, Jesmyn Ward, Literary Community, marginalization, marginalized, masha gessen, memoir, memories, memory, MFA, michelle dean, millenials, Morgan Jerkins, mothers, mothers and daughters, Porochista Khakpour, Roxane Gay, single mother, This Will Be My Undoing, trauma, Visible: Women Writers of Color, vulnerability, women writers, Women Writers of Color
Brandon Harris discusses his memoir
Making Rent in Bed-Stuy, gentrification in New York City and Brooklyn, the homogenization of American cities by corporate America, and whiteness of film culture. ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, Armond White, Art, Ashley Clark, Bedford Stuyvesant, Biggie Smalls, Bloomberg, Brandon Harris, Brooklyn, capitalism, Christian Lander, Cincinnati, cinema, Da Sweet Blood of Jesus, Film, gentrification, giuliani, Hilton Als, hip-hop, Hollywood, hunger, Jacqueline Wood, Jay-Z, Kartina Richardson, Lauren Wissot, Lisa Kennedy, Making Rent in Bed-Stuy, memoir, Memphis, Midwest, millenials, Miriam Bale, New York City, obama, Odie Henderson, rent control, rent stabilization, Sean Combs, Spike Lee, steve mcqueen, Steven Boone, Wesley Morris
Lizard brain, meet the one-sentence novel. Sea slugs: the key to why you’ll remember this article. Are millenials “empty inside”? New books reveal the truth!
Tags: Chinese, language, lizards, millenials, science, sea slug, skype, Skyping, technology, weekly geekery, whales
HOW AWESOME WOULD THESE MASHUPS BE? Oh well. Maybe next year. ...more
Tags: adaptations, adolescence, Alexis Bledel, American Girls, Amy Sherman-Palladino, Bob Hope, Boy Meets World, crushes, fan fiction, fanfic, fanfiction, Gilmore Girls, Girls, golf, Happy Gilmore, high school, historical fiction, Lauren Graham, Lorelai, mashup, Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, millenials, Netflix, New York City, reboot, Rory, Sebastian Bach, Sophie Lucido Johnson, Stars Hollow, Strangers on a Train, television, time travel, trains
Abigail Ulman talks about her debut collection
Hot Little Hands, the limitations of the cultural narrative, her paralyzing pre-publication fears, and why she loves adolescent narrators. ...more
Tags: Abigail Ulman, abortion, Abuse, activism, adolescence, Beetlejuice, Bret Easton Ellis, debut, Drinking Coffee Elsewhere, Drown, Emma Winsor Wood, eroticism, femininity, feminism, fiction, first book, Girls, HBO, hot little hands, How to Breathe Underwater, humor, immigration, interview, Julie Orringer, Junot Diaz, kanye west, Lena Dunham, less than zero, millenials, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Point Break, pop culture, Sex, sex trafficking, sexual abuse, short fiction, short stories, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, the rumpus, The Rumpus Interview, winona ryder, women, women writers, zz packer
Ben Ehrenreich, author of
The Way to the Spring: Life and Death in Palestine, discusses oppression, objectivity in journalism, and millennial politics. ...more
Tags: activism, agenda, Ben Ehrenreich, black lives matter, Burning Down the House, capitalism, Charles Baxter, children, collectivism, community engagement, conflict, consumerism, Elias Khoury, Gaza Strip, Herman Melville, hope, Huck Finn, identity politics, individualism, intifada, invidualism, israel, journalism, LA, landscape, los angeles, Mahmoud Darwish, mainstream media, materialism, media bias, melissa chadburn, millenials, Nabi Saleh, objectivity, palestine, protest, Protests, Racism, Ramallah, Roxane Gay, Rumpus Inerview, story-telling, truth, violence, viral photos, West Bank
Livraria Folha Seca in Rio de Janeiro was told that a sign about two-time medalist Adhemar Ferreira Silva, who passed away in 2001, violated the Olympic Committee’s advertising policies. Reuters attempts to answer why millennials love buying books. Inmates from Two Bridges Jail are helping the Wiscasset, Maine public library build bookshelves for a used bookstore.
Tags: Adhemar Ferreira Silva, Books and Brews, Brazil, China, Harvard Bookstore, independent booksellers, independent bookstores, jail, Japanese, kansas, Livraria Folha Seca, Maine, Matsuzaka Shooku, millenials, Olympics, prison, Rio de Janeiro, Shanghai, This Week in Indie bookos, Two Bridges Jail, Varney's, West Virginia
You don’t need to know him personally, you say. You get the best of Prince through his music. Maybe that’s the truth, and maybe it isn’t. ...more
Tags: 80s, Artist Formerly Known As, Batdance, billy idol, Boy George, Broadway, Carmen Electra, cats, Charlie Murphy, Cindy Lauper, college, Corina Zappia, Cyndi Lauper, Darling Nikki, Dave Matthews Band, Diamond and Pearl, funk, Genesis, grace jones, growing up, high school, James Brown, jimi hendrix, kevin smith, Let’s Go Crazy, Little Richard, Madison Square Garden, Martika, michael jackson, middle school, Miles Davis, millenials, Money Doesn’t Matter, Morris Day & the Time, Morris Day & Time, MTV, Music, Musicology, Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, PJ Harvey, pop, prince, Purple Rain, R&B, Raspberry Beret, REM, rock, sexuality, Sheila E., Smashing Pumpkins, The Glamorous Life
I like to think I’m a unicorn. Your unicorn. ...more
Tags: #noregrets, beer, Chipotle, Funny Women, George Clooney, hipsters, humor, humor writing, job hunting, job interview, jobs, Kevin Hart, Megan Sawey, millenials, Monster.com, tinder, unicorns
If nothing else, it’s the opinion of other women that encroaches on mine. Resemblances spark my joy; differences become character flaws. ...more
Tags: adolescence, Arya, body image, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, fantasy, feminism, Film, Game of Thrones, gender roles, Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, heroines, high school, Hollywood, Japan, Japanese, Jessica Simpson, Katniss, Legend of Zelda, Lord of the Rings, Manga, MFA, middle school, millenials, movies, MTV, Ross Putman, Sailor Moon, Spice Girls, star wars, stereotypes, Tabitha Blankenbiller, The Force Awakens, The Hunger Games, TRL, twitter, Willa Ford
But when my loneliness feels as vast—and capable of drowning me—as the sea, this book about self-destruction comforts me more than any self-help. ...more
Tags: albert camus, Emily Dickinson, Emily Weinstein, existentialism, feminism, Gail Parent, Girls, hope, kate bolick, Larry David, Last Book I Loved, Lena Dunham, marriage, Meghan Daum, millenials, Nora Ephron, romance, Selfish Shallow and Self-Absorbed, Sex and the City, Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living in New York, sisyphus, spinster
At the Atlantic, Spencer Kornhaber responds to the recent controversial quote by Condé Nast Chief Digital Editor that acquiring Pitchfork brings “a very passionate audience of Millennial males into our roster.” He discusses Ann Power’s argument that the notion that Pitchfork is a men’s website fits right in with the sexist history of rock magazines.
Over at Guernica, Paul Stephens looks at the current state of “information overload,” and how it’s been explored in art from the avant-garde poetry of Lyn Hejinian to the conceptual writing of Kenneth Goldsmith, with additional commentary from Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot. A fascinating look at what may be the crisis of the millennial age.
A real nerd’s nerd. Nerd. Ceding moral decisions to driverless cars. (Warning: A video immediately plays when you click the link.) Your dead dog is a robot. How do you feel? There is no such thing as a millennial. There is also no spoon. Changing research forever! Or that was the goal, at least. The […]
Tags: catholicism, Catholics, data, dogs, Internet, millenials, nerd, pope?, research, robots, self-driving cars, weekly geekery
And we are, aren’t we, us fiftysomethings? We’re the pierced and tattooed, shorts-wearing, skunk-smoking, OxyContin-popping, neurotic dickheads who’ve presided over the commoditisation of the counterculture; we’re the ones who took the avant-garde and turned it into a successful rearguard action by the flying columns of capitalism’s blitzkrieg; we’re the twats who sat there saying that […]
Obvious Child is sweetness, swaddled in a dirty joke. It’s the delicate pastel world of Wes Anderson, where characters are imperfect but want to get better. Where every asshole, in the end, has a really big heart. ...more
Psychologists, nonfiction writers, journalists, concerned parents, and probably Jonathan Franzen, are increasingly focused on critiquing this “me”-focused generation, or the “cult of self-esteem” that shelters and coddles kids and invites a dangerous amount of first-person-based thinking. And this inward focus is reflected in pop music—the songs that climb the Billboard charts most often have narcissistic […]