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January 31, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Auster; Whitaker; Lobo; Appelfeld; Reve 0

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New this week: 4321 by Paul Auster; The Animators by Kayla Rae Whitaker; Mr. Iyer Goes to War by Ryan Lobo; The Man Who Never Stopped Sleeping by Aharon Appelfeld; and The Evenings by Gerard Reve. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

January 30, 2017

Lydia Davis Reads 0

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Recommended Reading: Four stories by Lydia Davis.

January 29, 2017

Culture Shock 0

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“When it comes to living in a democracy, Nato Thompson argues, nothing affects us more directly and more powerfully than culture. Culture suffuses the world we live in, from TV to music to advertising to sports. And all these things, Thompson writes in his new book, Culture as Weapon, ‘influence our emotions, our actions, and […]

January 29, 2017

Thirteen 0

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Just in case you wanted or needed a long explanation, here is Michiko Kakutani on the value of 1984. 

January 28, 2017

Sticks and Stones 0

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As a child, Xiaolu Guo hunted birds and toads to survive. Now, as a writer in Britain, she’s written a memoir about her difficult childhood, which you can read more about in this review in The New Statesman. Sample quote: “Perhaps it is no coincidence that the reason that Guo gives for deciding to write in English is to be […]

January 28, 2017

Stark 0

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Recommended Reading: A series of short pieces by Rumpus readers on the subject of “The Emperor’s New Clothes.”

January 24, 2017

Full of Carp 0

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Midwestern investors hope the production of domestically-farmed Asian carp can give rise to “the future Zappos of fish processing,” but such optimists would be wise to safeguard their aquatic livestock against would-be carp thieves.

January 24, 2017

Mark Baumer Killed on Cross-Country Protest Walk 0

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This week poet Mark Baumer was struck and killed by an SUV while walking barefoot across the country. Baumer, 33, began his cross-country walk to raise awareness about climate change, and was documenting the journey on his blog (as well as Instagram and YouTube). Florida, where he was killed, was recently ranked “the most dangerous place […]

January 24, 2017

Tuesday New Release Day: Wilson; Ackerman; Barry; Barkan; Krivak; Coe 0

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Out this week: Perfect Little World by Kevin Wilson; Dark at the Crossing by Eliot Ackerman; Days Without End by Sebastian Barry; Mexico by Josh Barkan; The Signal Flame by Andrew Krivak; and Number 11 by Jonathan Coe. For more on these and other new titles, go read our most recent book preview.

January 23, 2017

The Joy of Cooking for Others 0

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Rosie Schaap espouses the joys of cooking for others “in a powerfully fraught, anxious time” such as ours. “I wanted, at least in this small way,” she writes, “to give comfort—both to myself and to my loved ones.” And as our own Hannah Gersen has noted, if you’re fortunate to have such a good friend […]