. . . a scathing, satirical campus novel about academia, orientalism, the Western commodification of Asian cultures, and the lengths to which institutions will go to protect their reputations and their darlings. ...more
A weekly roundup of essays we’re reading online!
Tags: Anna DeForest, catapult, Deborah Thompson, Marissa Landrigan, New Ohio Review, New York Magazine, Olivia Nuzzi, Paris Review, Sarah Lyn Rogers, Sue William Silverman, This Week in Essays
There is a kind of candor that feels exciting, current. ...more
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Rumpus editors share their thoughts on Charlottesville and white supremacy. When we have a platform to speak out against hatred and bigotry, we must use it to do so.
Tags: activism, Amy Letter, anti-semitism, bigotry, brian spears, Charlottesville, Christine Hyung-Oak Lee, Donald Trump, Eileen G'Sell, Ian MacAllen, KKK, Ku Klux Klan, Marisa Siegel, police brutality, police violence, Politics, protest, Racism, Robbie Maakestad, Sarah Lyn Rogers, Trump, white supremacists, White Supremacy
Still, something tells me God’s chosen // weren’t hate-mongering gropers (or worse). Just a hunch. A woman’s / intuition. ...more
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This election is critical. We are code-red. We might elect our first woman president, or we might elect a man who is at best dangerous and unqualified and at worst the end of democracy as we know it today. ...more
Tags: #DedicateYourNoTrumpVote, #ImWithHer, America, Amy Letter, Amy Sayre Baptista, Bernie Sanders, Bill Clinton, brandon hicks, Brian Hurley, Brian Kornell, brian spears, Clinton, Donald Trump, editors, Eileen G'Sell, election 2016, Feliz Moreno, gender, Hillary Clinton, Ian MacAllen, indigenous peoples, José Orduña, Liz Wood, Marisa Siegel, Molly Spencer, Native Americans, p.e. garcia, Politics, prison, Racism, Sarah Lyn Rogers, sexism, sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, Standing Rock, Terese Mailhot, Tiffany Midge, Toni Nealie, Trump, vote, voting
Leigh Stein discusses her new memoir,
Land of Enchantment, co-founding Out of the Binders, and why most of her projects begin as “an idea that someone else pushes back on.” ...more
Tags: A Rumpus Interview, Abuse, Anna March, BinderCon, death, Dispatch from the Future, emotional abuse, gawker, genre, Georgia O'Keeffe, grief, internet comments, Land of Enchantment, Leigh Stein, memoir, Mitt Romney, New Mexico, New York Business jOurnal, New York Times Book Review, Out of the binders, poetry, psychological abuse, relationships, Sarah Lyn Rogers, the Bachelor, The Bachelorette, the fallback plan, VIDA, virginity, women writers