We’re excited to announce the official launch of Storyboard, our new hub for in-depth conversations with Tumblr’s creative community. We’ll be posting regular features on creators working in and around Tumblr’s massively diverse cosmos — writers, musicians, animators, scientists, artists, archivists, chefs, comedians, or anyone else with a great story to tell. Today we’re talking about Michael Stipe, the New York Times, Afghanistan, and the design mechanics of the Tumblr Dashboard.
We want to hear your stories too. If you’re interested in submitting a story (or even a story idea) for us to publish, just post it on Tumblr tagged with #storyboard. Our editors will monitor the tag and the community’s interactions there, promoting stories that resonate. And if your story really works, we’ll ask to expand it for publication on Storyboard itself.
Last but not least, if you find yourself in New York City on May 10, we’d love to hang out at the official Tumblr meetup celebrating Storyboard’s launch. It’s at Powerhouse Arena, 7-9pm, with drinks on us and several Tumblr celebrity mystery guests (cough Topherchris, Tommypom, cough).
FINALLY…. We are live! (Ed’s note: Chris Mohney and I seriously need a drink.)
Ashley Judd has had enough of what she calls a “pointedly nasty, gendered, and misogynistic conversation about femininity in our culture, and she’s inviting women—and men—to speak up about their own experiences. “I want people to share their puffy-face moment,” Judd said on NBC’s Nightly News. “I think what happened to me is very common. It might look a little different than other people’s lives because they might not be public figures, but we all go through it.”
So let’s hear it! Tell us your puffy-face moment—those times you were bullied or judged for your looks, and what you did about it—by writing about it on your tumblr! Be sure to use PUFFYFACEMOMENT as a tag so we’ll see it! We’ll be publishing a bunch of them on The Daily Beast, and reblogging our favorites right here on nwktumblr.
In case you missed it and have no idea what we’re talking about, see this post for some background.
This is awesome. Do it, Tumblr!
—This story makes me cry.
And boy are his arms tired.
What’s a cat café and why are they becoming illegal in Japan?
Click through for answers, and maybe some cute cat pictures.
The owner of the cat cafe, which is having the number of hours it can display cats restricted:
“Everybody knows cats are really happy in the evening, with their big, cute eyes. So I just can’t understand why the people at the top are ignoring this. It’s really strange.”
Nina Totenberg, the longtime justice reporter, on NPR in the early 1970s.
—How NPR Became a Hotbed for Female Journalists (Newsweek)
The deputy was told the caller wanted a ride to the hospital “so he could get more medications” because he had taken all the medication he had received the night before.
Well this might just be a perfect time to bring back this video. (Cop eats pot brownies; calls 911 thinking he’s, um, dead.)
Newsweek October 3, 1966
Zap! Impress your friends by quoting Newsweek.
The world’s most quoted Newsweekly?!
good:Ladies, we have to start negotiating the living shit out of our salaries. Everywhere, every job.
Women Make Less Than Men at Every Education Level
Among Americans with some form of post-high school education—a vocational, associate’s, bachelor’s, or advanced degree—men make more than $800 above women’s pay every month. And the gap widens as men and women climb educational ranks. In short, education is valuable, but it’s most lucrative if you’re male.
RELATED: Why Women Don’t Negotiate — And What We Can Do About It (Forbes)
A relative of accused Penn State pedophile Jerry Sandusky, when asked if gender played a role in how the scandal unfolded.
Half an hour after smoking a reefer, the subject become jovial, carefree, and capable of raw feats of strength …
— Newsweek, August 1937
Read the full piece.
We feel so… strong.