Posts Tagged: Tumblr
On the Ploughshares blog, Mishka Hoosen explores the phenomenon of young women claiming for themselves the “nymphet” moniker on various Tumblr pages. Hoosen argues that it is more than simplistic fetishization of the themes induced by Nabokov’s Lolita—these women are owning their forbidden sexuality within the protections allowed them....more
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....more
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.”
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....more
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)....more
If you’re not reading our Tumblr—the aptly titled “Rumblr”—then you’re missing out on GIFs, Friday Reads, and our in-house astrologer who is not actually an astrologer, Madame Clairvoyant.
Here’s a preview of her latest dispatch from the stars:
Sagittarius: This is a week for feeling a little bit fragile, a little small, a little nervous, a little weird.
Bookshelves + selfies = bookshelfies!
That’s the simple and delightful concept behind the Bookshelfies Tumblr started by our very own Isaac Fitzgerald along with Believer editor Max Fenton.
Click through to see people (and dogs and skateboards) posing with their personal libraries—and to submit your own bookshelfie!...more
The Missouri Review recently posted a quote on their Tumblr from our essay, “David Biespiel’s Poetry Wire: The Cynicism Of Mark Edmundson, Or Poetry Is Still Not Dead:”
I exaggerate. I oversimplify. I generalize. But there’s no cynicism here.
The front cover of the last book I loved bears neither gold seals nor laurels to rest on. If you’re looking for flashy art direction, keep moving. Here, there’s just a shadowy still life photo (inventory: one open notebook, one glass ashtray, one bowl, two pens, many loose leaves of paper)...more
Building on our Last Book I Loved series, we’re teaming up to highlight Tumblr writers and the books they love.
Got a book you can’t stop thinking about? Send us a writeup – a little bit book review and a lot about why you loved it – along with a short bio....more
GIF connoisseurs and fanfic devotees, all that effort you’ve put into polishing your blog to a perfect gleam might finally pay off.
Chronicle Books is looking for the next great humor book, and they want you to pitch them via Tumblr....more
Check out this amazing Tumblr. The Rumpus editorial board is particularly fond of this one: When all of the important national mag awards go to white dudes.
(Via Xtina Richards)...more
Knopf and Tumblr are presenting a celebration of poetry tonight at Housing Works Bookstore in NYC. The event will feature Poet Laureate Philip Levine and 2012 Pulitzer Prize Winner Tracy K. Smith, along with poets from the Tumblr community, Saeed Jones and Karolina Manko....more
“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....more
“Branding is an online capability; you can give readers a real sense of what sets your books apart....more