Posts Tagged: Tumblr

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #136: Shy Watson

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“I do think when I write it’s kind of therapy or having to tell someone everything or maybe writing it gets it out of my head?”

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The Business of Making Art: A Conversation with Beatriz Ramos

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Beatriz Ramos discusses DADA, the digital platform she hopes will democratize art and reimagine the Internet’s potential for visual artists.

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Just Chaste Me

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The more first-time stories I heard, the longer I was willing to wait.

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On Self-Reliance: Frank Ocean as Emersonian Hero

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As Emerson recognizes, someone who couldn’t care less about how they come across is all the more charismatic and convincing.

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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.

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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.

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A Tumblr Full of Lolitas

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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. Like the Lolita character, they claim this […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Come Rumbl With Us!

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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 […]

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The Missouri Review Showing us Love!

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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. American poetry is a mess. Long live American poetry. Thanks for the shout out, friends! We love you too!

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Turn Your Blog Into A Book

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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. Details are here—the prizes look pretty promising, especially considering you were probably going to […]

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Tumbling Tips

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Galleycat consults Rachel Fershleiser of Tumblr literary outreach to bring us advice on how authors should use the blogging platform/social network. Fershleiser has the scoop on following, tagging, reblogging, and more.

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Celebrate Poetry

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In honor of National Poetry Month, Knopf and Tumblr are teaming up for a poem-a-day celebration. You can follow and submit your own poetry here. The Knopf/Tumblr duo will host an event on April 23th at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, featuring readings by Poet Laureate Philip Levine, Rumpus Book Club author Tracy K. Smith, and […]

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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 […]

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Tumbling Publishing

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Exploring how and why publishers are using Tumblr to grow an online presence, Publisher’s Weekly converses with Rachel Fershleiser, who does literary strategic outreach for the microblogging company. “Branding is an online capability; you can give readers a real sense of what sets your books apart. Tumblr provides an opportunity to speak directly to readers […]

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