Lyz Lenz

Lyz Lenz

Managing editor of the Rumpus.


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You Can't Be A Snob With Bad Teeth: Talking With David Sedaris ...

I spoke to David Sedaris about the new book, his love for book signings, and his inevitable return to IHOP.

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Literary Rim Shots: A Chat With John Grisham - The

I talked with John Grisham about his writing pet peeves, the literary mafia, and why he should probably be afraid of Stephenie Meyer.

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Columbia Journalism Review

Enthusiastic, prolific, simplistic Chris Cillizza reaches new heights ...

CHRIS CILLIZZA MIGHT BE THE ONLY PERSON IN AMERICA who can have goofy fun talking about Trumpcare, Russian election interference, and the emoluments clause.

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Ask the Matriarchy

I wrote a four-part advice column for Jezebel called Ask the Matriarchy that specialized in no bullshit parenting advice.

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Lead Me On

Both holy and wholly her own, Amy Grant was the soundtrack to my rebellion. When my church rejected her, what I heard was, “You can’t be a believer and a woman who wants more.” 

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The Dark Heart Of America: On David Grann's Killers Of The Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon calls forth a history of memory, of loss, of silence, and white complicity, all of which are still part of our devastating national reality.

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Why is it Always Up to the Women?

The answer is never to disengage. The answer is to never stop hoping. Maybe the pink hats were silly, but they were something.

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The Village Voice

Great Depression Survivor Surveys Trump's America

People Were Hungry and Angry Then Too

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Columbia Journalism Review

How Pamela Colloff became the best damn writer in Texas ...

In terms of the rarity of her toolkit, she is like a unicorn, chased by chupacabra, eaten by Bigfoot. She is just an amazing person in every respect.”

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The Village Voice

Gladbrook, Iowa

Where Buildings Keep Burning But Matchsticks Remain

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Columbia Journalism Review

New editor in chief takes Texas Monthly in a 'lifestyle' direction

"Texans don't care about politics."

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Marie Claire

Hillary Clinton Loss 2016 - What This Election Says About Misogyny

As a nation, we gravely underestimated the toxic hybrid of sexism and racism, even though it has been there all along.

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Pacific Standard

What Eleanor Roosevelt Can Teach Us About Hillary Clinton’s Defeat

The parallels between America’s 32nd and 42nd first ladies are hard to push aside. In 2016, would Roosevelt still believe that America isn’t ready for a female president?

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How Ernest Hemingway taught me to love baseball

In college, when I began dating the man who would become my husband, he told me that his family loved baseball.

"Okay," I said, treating the news as if he'd said they all liked the color blue -- a fine distinguishing characteristic, but nothing that had anything to do with me.

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National Book Foundation

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American ...

Interview with Arlie Russell Hochschild: