Another reason to celebrate: The Rumpus

Today is the official launch of The Rumpus, a new online magazine edited by Stephen Elliott. The site features original and aggregated content (about books, music, movies, art, sex and politics–everything that matters, really)¬†and will be updated 10-15 times a day. One Story author Andrew Foster Altschul is the Books Editor.

Andrew Foster Altschul reads for One Story

Friday, June 13th was our last reading before our summer hiatus–our next event is in September–and miraculously, it was sunny. Not a cloud in sight. There were, however, hoards of people lined up on Ludlow Street when I was on my way to Pianos at about six o’clock; turns out a local business was having a tattoo sale (presumably a recession strategy) and the crowds were waiting for the needles. I opted for some body art of my own–a One Story temporary tattoo in honor of our reading. We were delighted to welcome Andrew Foster Altschul all the way from San Francisco. Andrew is the author of One Story issue #62, The Rules, and the dazzling new novel, Lady Lazarus. He read two crowd-pleasing sections from his book, and if you missed it, you can listen to the reading here. Our next reading is on September 5th and will feature a superhero costume contest in honor of Owen King’s new superhero anthology. Start thinking about your costumes. I’ll be dressed as Super Delegate.

Andrew Foster Altschul chats with his editor

Andrew Foster Altschul chats with his editor

One Story intern Chris Gregory models a temporary One Story tattoo

One Story intern Chris Gregory models a temporary One Story tattoo as he flexes his literary muscles

Andrew Foster Altschul dazzles the crowd with his prose

Andrew Foster Altschul dazzles the crowd with his prose