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Calendar, Night&Day Famous Smart People

Famous Smart People

Stephen Elliott, editor of S.F.-based online lit mag The Rumpus, used to tease Nato Green by calling him the unofficial West Coast Comic of The Rumpus, which was funny because Nato was more a mainstay of The Rumpus’ events than…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Video of the Day: Help The Rumpus Make a Movie

Video of the Day: Help The Rumpus Make a Movie

The Rumpus, brainchild of local author Stephen Elliott, has always been a literary darling, publishing top-notch essays and interviews, incubating the Dear Sugar phenomenon, and single-handedly bringing written correspondences back en vogue with Letters in the Mail, where authors like…
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Calendar, Night&Day You've Come a Long Way, Baby

You've Come a Long Way, Baby

The Rumpus, brainchild of local author Stephen Elliott, has always been a literary darling, publishing top-notch essays and interviews, incubating the Dear Sugar phenomenon, and single-handedly bringing written correspondences back en vogue with Letters in the Mail, where authors like…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist Kink.com Co-Stars with James Franco in <em>About Cherry</em>

Kink.com Co-Stars with James Franco in About Cherry

There is no shortage of films about sex work. Hollywood has always loved to toy with the forbidden allure of women and men who make money having sex in person or on video. But whether playing sex work as comedy…
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Calendar, Night&Day Pencils Down

Pencils Down

As National Novel Writing Month draws to a close, some of you are quietly proofreading and rechecking verb tenses, while others are manically killing off characters and tamping down loose ends with the sealing wax of last resort (stream of…
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Music, All Shook Down Litquake's Bawdy Storytelling: Tales of Fake Rape, Rejection as Foreplay, and Seduction By Muppet

Litquake's Bawdy Storytelling: Tales of Fake Rape, Rejection as Foreplay, and Seduction By Muppet

Bawdy StorytellingOctober 6, 2010@ The Blue MacawBetter than: Reading a dirty bookSix storytellers flanked by half-naked clowns - and one cop/clown hybrid - engaged in group therapy with about 200 sexy brainiacs last night at the Blue Macaw.Personal narratives included…
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Calendar, Night&Day Graphic Confessions

Graphic Confessions

“We’ve all done some fucked-up shit,” says Dixie De La Tour, like going home with the wrong person, getting in over our heads in a BDSM scenario, or sitting through that timeless feature that always lasts too long, Nightmare Date…
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Calendar, Night&Day Writers Write

Writers Write

Stephen Elliott writes e-mail. That's basically all he does. The e-mails go out to however many people under the banner of the Daily Rumpus, and you should sign up right now and read them. Can you think of another writer…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Night: The Monthly Rumpus w/ Daniel Handler, Tony DuShane, DJ Real, More

Last Night: The Monthly Rumpus w/ Daniel Handler, Tony DuShane, DJ Real, More

The Monthly Rumpus w/ Daniel Handler, Tony DuShane, Robin Ekiss, Ethan Watters, Kevin Sampsell, DJ Real, the Yellow Dress, & Richard Porter on hula hoopMonday, Feb. 8, 2009Make-Out RoomBetter than: Talking about the Super BowlWhere in San Francisco can you…
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Calendar, Night&Day Barbara Rose Brooker

Barbara Rose Brooker

Even with Nikki Sixx's Heroin Diaries, Stephen Elliott's Adderall Diaries, and my own forthcoming Flintstones Vitamins Diaries (just you wait) on the scene, the topsy-turvy pharmacological reminiscence subgenre of literature still has room for Barbara Rose Brooker's Viagra Diaries (Llumina…
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Culture, Feature HUM525: Hitting the Books

HUM525: Hitting the Books

Instructor: Jonathan Kiefer OFFICE HOURS: None. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Through close reading of several new or forthcoming books by local authors, students will learn how weird and screwed-up their world, their country, their parents, and they themselves really are, but also…
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Calendar, Night&Day My Author Lives in the City and Reads to Me

My Author Lives in the City and Reads to Me

Stephen Elliott, the man capable of such simply stated poetry as put forth in novels Happy Baby and A Life Without Consequences, turns his often obscenely literate (in a tie-up-your-balls way --— see My Girlfriend Comes to the City and…
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News, The Snitch San Francisco Author Stephen Elliott Offers Hearty Middle Finger to Amazon for 'De-listing' His Book

San Francisco Author Stephen Elliott Offers Hearty Middle Finger to Amazon for 'De-listing' His Book

In perhaps the most misbegotten foray of censorship since Thomas Bowdler decided to snip the racy bits out of Shakespeare (immortalizing himself as an adjective meaning "prudishly edited": bowdlerized), Amazon recently jiggered the sales rankings of its books in such…
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Calendar, Night&Day Fame, Fortune, and Premature Antifascism

Fame, Fortune, and Premature Antifascism

Local author Stephen Elliott, organizer of the Progressive Reading Series, used to say he could never find any right-wing authors to perform at the series, because there aren't any right-wing authors of literary fiction. The arts are like that, and…
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News, The Snitch Bevan Dufty Is Anti-American (Apparel): Store Opponents Tout Supe's Support

Bevan Dufty Is Anti-American (Apparel): Store Opponents Tout Supe's Support

The folks over at Stop American Apparel are reporting that District 8 Supervisor Bevan Dufty has offered his support to the campaign. He hasn't issued an official statement yet, but the Planning Commission should be sitting by the phone --…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Kick in the Rumpus

A Kick in the Rumpus

Unlike fairies, who come back to life when you clap your hands, or angels, who get their wings when a bell is rung, fledgling Web sites go through the opposite metamorphoses. Shortly after inception, the little URL sets about justifying…
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Culture, Books Add these titles to your reading list

Add these titles to your reading list

Okay, deep breath. It's over. The year, that is. And yes, it's quite all right to be tired. We all are. So why not slow down and shut yourself in for a bit — take a moment, or a few…
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Calendar, Night&Day <i>Viva Loss</i> Vegas

Viva Loss Vegas

Local writer and vegetable enthusiast Sarah Fran Wisby is that rare bird who can restore a person's faith in the written word. Say you've lost your appreciation for metaphor, because the world is so fucked up you just don't know…
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Calendar, Night&Day How Not to Lie

How Not to Lie

In the face of deeply bizarre behavior among high-profile authors and members of the publishing industry, it seems safe to imagine that a writing class won't hurt you. Local superstar author Stephen Elliott can responsibly discuss what is fiction and…
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Calendar, Night&Day Give a Hoot

Give a Hoot

Do not be dissuaded by the line around the block at the Progressive Reading Series. It is not there because the joint is full, but because each attendee must fill out a mini form before entering — the fee is…
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