Still from Stephen Elliot's Cherry

How Ben Lerner's knockout debut Leaving the Atocha station has gotten its publisher, Minnesota's Coffee House Press some long-overdue attention. Read Deb Olin Unferth's review of the novel from our Fall issue.

Cherry, the first feature film by novelist and Rumpus editor Stephen Elliott, will debut at the Berlin International Film Festival next month. The movie stars Heather Graham, Dev Patel, and (naturally) James Franco.

Zadie Smith inaugurates Guernica's Writers Bloc series with a talk on global education.

Reporters can't talk to citizens without special permission, and the bureau chief will remain in Seoul, but the AP has opened its first news bureau in North Korea.

Josh Cohen on transporting sixty heavy copies of online magazine Triple Canopy's new anthology from New York to Berlin.