The Rumpus talks to contributor Thomas Page McBee about his new book, Man Alive, heteronormativity, getting mugged, living in New York City, and what it really means to be a man.
A couple weeks ago, we published our review of Ben Lerner’s 10:04, the follow-up to his debut Leaving the Atocha Station. At the Poetry Foundation’s blog, Adam Plunkett argues that 10:04 inadvertently reveals its author’s poetic training. The book, he says, “dissolves into a poem.”
What WHAAAAAAT! Yes yes y’all, the rumours are true – whether or not you can take the heat, it is definitely time to get in the kitchen, so you can create some culinary chaos with Rapper’s Delight: The Hip Hop Cookbook (96 pages, Dokument Press). Authors Joseph Innis (a foodie), Ralph Miller (a writer) and […]
After the New York Times reported that the warm-up acts on Lena Dunham’s book tour would perform for free and Gawker took
The only thing better than interviewing one of my favorite authors? Having two of my favorites talking books with each other--at a bar. Peter Heller (author of The Dog Stars and The Painter) recently shared a drink or two with...
I'm a huge fan of John Oliver's HBO show, Last Week Tonight. It's brilliant. The guy kills it, week after week. I always come away with the feeling that I just had a class with a hilarious professor. I especially love the feature, "How...Show More Summary
B.J. Novak sees his children’s book as a “gateway drug to literature.” The book, quite literally, is what it says it’s going to
1. My wife ticks me off for answering emails during dinner; 2. I am at work for 18 out every 24 hours; 3. I love buying records in the middle of the night; 4. I'm throwing away my CD collection; 5. E-books are never out of stock; 6. Marketing can now be genuinely global; 7. Show More Summary
One of the fundamental expressions of social life of the ancient Greeks was the symposium that intended to strengthen the most refine feelings and ideals among the people as it is the friendship and partnership. It was of a very great...Show More Summary
National Book Foundation announces 5 under 35 honorees
Kay, my permanently grumpy marketing guru, has this week given birth to a beautiful little girl after a 20-hour labor, described by her gyno as "epic." I take this to mean I can catch up on my reading, or perhaps my laundry. You seeShow More Summary
Back in 2013, Ted Gioia wrote a piece for The Millions about an old sci-fi novel that correctly predicted the future. Since then, he’s embarked on an ambitious project that expands on his interest in sci-fi, exploring how the most radical sci-fi writers of the sixties paved the way for much of modern fiction. As […]
Authorities in the Philippines on Tuesday seized 15 paintings from the former home of Ferdinand Marcos.
Earlier this year, when I found out I was going to interview Jane Lynch during Book Expo America, I kind of got heart palpatations. I love her in films, particularly Best in Show, saw her play Miss Hannigan in the...
Bestselling Bad Feminist author Roxane Gay is spearheading The Butter, a sister site for The Toast.”The Butter will focus on cultural criticism
The artist, who has Alzheimer's, is the subject of a film about his condition, and a production company alleges it was cut out of the project.
Hello October! I took the last two Witchy Wednesdays off while I was in New York visiting the World Maker Faire, the Brooklyn Book Fair, my US editor, and all my favourite haunts (Madison Square Park, Central Park, Obscura, the Metropolitan...Show More Summary
Recommended Reading: Sam Bungey on the origins of the listicle.
Feminism pioneer Gloria Steinem says that if anything good has come from the NFL's domestic violence scandal, it's that we're actually talking about domestic violence. "When the women's movement started, there was not even a term called domestic violence," the 80-year-old activist said in an interview. "It was just called life."