Lyz Lenz

Lyz Lenz

Managing editor of the Rumpus.

Email: Eclenz@gmail.com

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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 Rumpus.net

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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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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Writing My Context - The Rumpus.net

Writing My Context - The Rumpus.net

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My Sister's Legs - The Rumpus.net

My Sister's Legs - The Rumpus.net

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Next Letter in the Mail: Lyz Lenz

We’re getting ready to send out our next Letter in the Mail, and it’s from Rumpus Assistant Books Editor and blogger Lyz Lenz! Lyz writes a very funny letter to us about the various uses of fine ch......

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A Culture of Chronic Worry

So: Ideological freedom may have led us to worry, but the new ideology of individual liberty leads us right back to a conception of choice that denies the nature of human suffering. The mentally il......

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It’s Okay that You Haven’t Read Finnegans Wake (Really)

Over at Hazlitt, Sarah Galo and Elon Green have cornered a handful of authors, from Renata Adler to Celeste Ng, into admitting their literary gaps, from Finnegans Wake to To Kill a Mockingbird. Som......

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Why Internet Comments Suck

Wittgenstein explains why discourse on the Internet sucks. And it's not just because of your crazy uncle. So, language is quicksand—except it’s not. Unlike the parlor tricks of the deconstructionis......

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Weekly Geekery

A song of my selfie. A year after the Sony hack. Wired: the good and the bad and the in between. A visual history of the OS we all love to hate....

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Taking Students Seriously

Roxane Gay, over at The New Republic, on student activism: In the protests at Mizzou and Yale and elsewhere, students have made it clear that the status quo is unbearable. Whether we agree with the......

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Medicinal Literature

Electric Literature posted a conversation with author Sandra Cisneros, in which she talks about books and their healing power, and the importance of poetry today: This is a time for poetry. Poets a......

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The Ghostly Power of Mirrors

Colin Dickey writes for Hazlitt about the practice of covering mirrors after a death: There seems to be no universal reason behind the custom. Reginald Fleming Johnston, documenting this practice i......