Posts Tagged: Tumblr

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#Betrayal: On Instagram, Is Hell Other Women?

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Instagram: an app powerful enough to blow a million Think Pieces to smithereens in everything it says about female relations. ...more

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You’ve Got Mail and the Internet of Ordinary People

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You’ve Got Mail was one of the first movies to depict the Internet as it affects the lives of ordinary users. ...more

Critique through Juxtaposition

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To interrogate what causes popular things to be popular is to focus on the responses to art offered by regular people with no expertise at all, which is to be, by definition, common.

Your favorite tumblog became a book and the excitement Linda Holmes is shaking with should be a lesson to us all: Slaughterhouse 90210 by Maris Kreizman stands as a cultural landmark that tells us to throw our “guilty pleasures” aside because Bojack Horseman and Clarice Lispector are perfectly compatible.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: Thunder, Thighs

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Over one third of the women in my survey had been called “Thunder Thighs” at some point in their life. Many were still haunted by this. None of them interpreted “thunder” to mean “power. ...more

Literary Mothers

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Catching up with Mother’s Day weekend, BuzzFeed Books looks at Nadxieli Nieto’s newly launched Literary Mothers tumblr featuring short essays by women writers on the authors that have inspired them.

Says Nieto on why she started the site: “My literary mothers, the writers whose work I devoured late at night — cigarette in hand, propped against the flaking metal rails of the fire escape, my own mother exhausted from a day of work in the next room — were invaluable to me.”

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Cats Haven’t Changed Much Since the 1400s

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Elegant words from a manuscript painstakingly illustrated by a fifteenth-century scribe: “Hic non defectus est, sed cattus minxit desuper nocte quadam.”

Translation: “Here is nothing missing, but a cat urinated on this during a certain night.”

The blog Medieval Fragments has more on the cats that both bedeviled and entertained the monks of the Middle Ages.

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“Lol My Thesis” Illuminates Academic Achievement

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If you had to sum up your undergraduate thesis in one sentence, what would you say?

That’s the question posed by the Tumblr Lol My Thesis, and the answers are…pretty amazing.

Recent examples include “Italian has 23 mutually unintelligible dialects, not including hand gestures” (Romance linguistics, University of Washington), “Computers will do what you tell them to do, not what you want them to do” (mechanical engineering, Yale), and “Crack was indeed whack” (history, Columbia University).

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“The Faces of Black Men”

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“Somewhere between the inaccurate and distorted media images of the black male super predator and the black male superhero, live the majority of black men.”

The Maynard Institute for Journalism Education has created a Tumblr dedicated to moving past media myths and representing “the everyday lives of black men.” Anyone can submit images with brief descriptions of “the boys, men and male-identified folks in your life.” Check out the blog’s archive.

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