Rachel Kramer Bussel

Rachel Kramer Bussel
New York, New York, USA
November 10
I'm a writer, editor, blogger and event organizer based in New York City. I've edited 39 anthologies, including Obsessed, Gotta Have It, Fast Girls, and more, and write widely about sex, dating, pop culture and books.

Last month, I was supposed to land in Minneapolis at 3 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon; instead, I spent five and a half hours waiting for a flight at LaGuardia and eventually arrived at 10:40 p.m. Here's what happened. I checked my flight information a few days before the flight and… Read full post »

In the latest issue of Esquire, writer Goeff Dwyer frets that "[t]he blowjob has fallen on hard times." What he really means is that the female-delivered not-so-enthusiastic average quality male-received blowjob is on the wane, but even sticking to heterosexuality, Dwyer simply doesn't know where to… Read full post »

I'm in the process of transferring over 5,000 photos from my iPhone, almost all the photos I've taken since I bought this phone in November of 2010, onto my laptop, and I have to admit that it's very challenging to click the little trash can icon in the bottom right ofRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
DECEMBER 14, 2011 5:29PM

30 Hours of Sleep, or, The Fantasy of Escape

From around 11 p.m. Saturday night until 10 a.m. Monday morning, I slept approximately 30 hours. The numbers are a bit fuzzy, but I do know I woke up at around 4 on Sunday afternoon, hazily aware that it was late, but not that late. I know that I roused myself… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
NOVEMBER 30, 2011 12:24PM

Why I Love Greenpoint, Brooklyn indie bookstore WORD

I love books, and I love talking about books, but I'm often hard pressed to find people outside the internet as eager to chat about the latest romance and young adult novels as they are about the new Gary Shteyngarten or Haruki Murakami (no offense). Where I know I can always… Read full post »

I can't seem to go a day without hearing "Someone Like You" by Adele. At a deli, a café, in a store or on my very own iTunes. I've been listening to it for months now as an anthem of a relationship that needed to end but that I didn't want… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
OCTOBER 21, 2011 1:24PM

My Tiny Hypocrisy: I Don't Always Use Birth Control

When I first started having sex with men at age 17, I assumed I'd always use condoms with guys, unless I was in a monogamous relationship or trying to get pregnant. That assumption stayed true through most of my twenties, but once I turned 30 I found myself involved with a… Read full post »

In August, I wrote about hoarding in a personal essay for Salon's Mortifying Disclosures section. I'd been debating between cyberstalking and hoarding as my most mortifying disclosures, and went with what I considered the mosre unusual and the more treacherous for me. I received mostly positive feedb… Read full post »

photo by Robert Cheng/CNET

I saw this sign posted in a CNET News live blog about the new iPhone, and I couldn't help but think that 34 hours is the same amount of hours a worker at Foxconn worked in a row before dying, as discussed by Mike… Read full post »