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February 19, 2013

Just Add Anthony Hopkins 0

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Hitchcock’s North By Northwest is a great film…but is it perfect?

February 19, 2013

Tuesday New Release Day: Rash, Gavin, Hainey 0

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New this week: a pair of highly anticipated collections, Nothing Gold Can Stay by Ron Rash and Middle Men by Jim Gavin. Also out is Michael Hainey’s intriguing memoir chronicling his investigation into his father’s mysterious death, After Visiting Friends.

February 18, 2013

Hatchet Man 0

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“Book reviews are another matter, because a bad review has the potential to be far more adversarial: one writer spending years on a book, one reviewer spending days reading it, and a lasting relationship being created between the two in print. Or, perhaps, a history between the two that lends the review a particular piquancy.” […]

February 18, 2013

Remembering Ronan 0

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Last Friday, the writer Emily Rapp’s three-year-old son Ronan passed away from Tay-Sachs disease. Because Emily is part of the greater Rumpus family, the site is honoring Ronan’s memory by publishing a tribute by her friend Jennifer Pastiloff. They’re also encouraging people to help fight Tay-Sachs disease here.

February 18, 2013

The Chance of a Lifetime 0

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It’s famously easy to get scammed on OkCupid. Sarah Hepola (of Salon) knew as much when she joined. But when someone who claimed to be Joseph Gordon-Levitt sent her a flirty message, she figured… what could she do?

February 18, 2013

Abandon All Hope 0

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Man, if Ian McEwan has crises of faith in fiction, how should the rest of us feel? Good question.

February 18, 2013

A Titillating Read 0

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The new book by Alain de Botton, How to Think More About Sex, addresses exactly what you’d think it would based on a glance at its title. According to de Botton, the word “sexy,” at base, refers to people or things which mimic our deeply-held values. At Brain Pickings, you can read more excerpts.

February 17, 2013

Pablo Neruda’s Body to be Exhumed 0

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In 2011 I wrote about a group of Chilean Communists who wished to exhume Pablo Neruda’s body. They alleged that Neruda was murdered. Now, two years later, a judge has ordered the corpse to be exhumed and autopsied in order to set the record straight.

February 17, 2013

Short Form Story Contest 0

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The Short Form is holding a short, short fiction contest, and the deadline is March 31st. Submit one or two stories no longer than 500 words for a shot at winning Frank Stanford’s Conditions Uncertain & Likely to Pass Away as well as internet stardom.

February 17, 2013

“The Souls of Alligators” 0

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Recommended Reading: Alligators of Abraham author Robert Kloss’s alliga-terrific story “The Souls of Alligators.”