Posts Tagged: romance

The Last Book I Loved: Sheila Levine Is Dead and Living In New York

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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.

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Choice or Fate in Romance

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For Aeon, Polina Aronson writes on the different “romantic regimes” of the world, with “regime” defined as the cultural, economic, and sociological systems behind how we engage in relationships. Aronson compares the Western “Regime of Choice” with the regime in Russian culture that, until recently, bore little resemblance to one based on choice but rather […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Review: Little Minnie at the Movies

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Being a teenager sucks. It’s not pretty or nice or sweet or kind.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Growing Up Gaming

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“Is this inclusive or exclusive?” he asked with a creased brow. “I don’t like the idea that we’re being treated as a joke.”

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Some Old Pick-Up Lines

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I very much desire to make your acquaintance. If agreeable please return this card, appointing a time and place for interview, on the other side. Before Tinder or texting, people flirted the old-fashioned way: with escort cards. Messy Nessy Chic looks at the tools of some 19th century pick-up artists.

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The Rumpus Sunday Book Blog Roundup

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Happy sexin’ day, everyone! This isn’t my favorite holiday, so I’m gonna let the Book Bench do all the talkin’ about it with these Dear John letters and some blogging on emails and romance. Carolyn Kellogg at Jacket Copy points us in the direction of another person calling some sort of fiction dead. The next person who […]

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