Name The Political Notebook
Location New York
News, politics, and spunk! The Political Notebook is a mix of curation and global news commentary by journalist and blogger Torie Rose DeGhett. TPN covers international issues, with particular attention to South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. Torie’s primary concerns and interests are conflict, international development, gender, and social movements. She also loves Arab rap.
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Galaxy Next Door
Celebrating a passionate love of video games and gaming culture.
Photographer Peter Baker lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan and likes everything that tastes like chicken.
Tech thoughts by Cody Sherman on Android, Google, Linux, Macs, the web, and more.
Do you have a Tumblr story? Has Tumblr changed your life in any profound or personal ways? What’s your dashboard mean to you? We want to know — and if you’re game, your story could become part of STORYBOARD, a big secret project we’re working on. Post your story (or gif! photo! or video!) with the STORYBOARD tag, or if you’d like to submit privately, use this form.
Attn: Android users. We’re incredibly excited to announce the launch of the new Tumblr app!
Apart from a totally new, beautiful interface, updates include:
- More responsive, faster-loading dashboard and blogs
- Better photo browsing and animated gif support when you tap an image
- Notifications for multiple blogs live in one place
- Tumblr Radar!
If your phone isn’t set to auto-update the app, be sure to download the update in the Google Play market.
Listen to this! We just teamed up with Spotify so you can post tracks, playlists, and full albums from their very extensive library. Search for tracks or paste a Spotify link to embed your music — without the daily limit. :)
To celebrate, we’ve put together this playlist featuring musicians from the Tumblr Spotlight. Hit play and enjoy!
Don’t have Spotify yet? Get it here!
Tumblr Tuesday: Earth Week Edition
Michael Cote is an environmental expert who wants to punch climate change in the face.
The Green Urbanist
Green urbanism and environmental public policy.
Local Food Lab
An incubator for sustainable food and agriculture startups.
Fuck Yeah Permaculture
Working with nature, rather than against it, for sustainable systems.
Inspiration for your quiet place somewhere.
Weather Boner of the Day
Photos of weather. Awesome weather.
Check out the Sustainability Spotlight for more!
In addition to this very official Tumblr Staff blog and our charmingly factual About page, you may already be familiar with our official Engineering blog, which shines a light on technical developments of interest to the Tumblr population. Today we’re rolling out four more departmental Tumblrs showing how we live and work, as well as better communicating with the community about what we’re doing.
The Editorial blog previews stories and features in progress from this new and still secretive organization (have you submitted to the Storyboard tag yet?). The International blog gives you a taste of our globetrotting efforts (did you know Tumblr serves nine languages, with more on the way?). The Ministry of Design represents our aesthetics corps (lately tripled in size and militancy). And the Support blog provides a wealth of tips, insight, and advice about how our friendly little town of 50-million-plus gets on and gets along.
More of these departmental Tumblrs may evolve and appear, and all should be considered works in progress — by turns serious and useful as well as creatively stimulating and amusing. Take a look and let us know what you think.
A gift for New York verse enthusiasts: Tumblr and Knopf Books are sponsoring “A Celebration of Poetry” at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe on Monday, April 23. Featured readers include Poet Laureate Philip Levine, 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy K. Smith, and two poets from the Tumblr community, namely Saeed Jones and Karolina Manko. The event is open to the public and starts at 7pm. Meanwhile, check out more poetry on Tumblr.
Location Melbourne, Australia
Mel Roach is an illustrator and animator from Melbourne, Australia, and her Tumblr is literally bursting with exotic creatures, comics, animated GIFs, and cartoons. (You may remember seeing her illustrated reindeer GIFs that exploded across Tumblr last December.) A recent graduate of RMIT University, she uses TVPaint to animate and draws with a mini Wacom tablet. Her final film project, Happy Happy Yay Yay, is a journey through action packed rainbows, chocolate and insanity. You know, the usual!
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Do you want to flaunt impeccable grammar like a boss? Do you like memes? “Y U NO FOLLOW THE YUNIVERSITY?”
Every day for 100 days, Andrew Miller will paint a branded object white. From Tabasco sauce to McDonald’s french fries (with each fry painted white), the images are simple and compelling.
Olá! Today we’re launching Tumblr’s official Brazilian Staff Blog while we finish polishing our upcoming Brazilian Portuguese localization. We haven’t forgotten our users in Portugal, either — Tumblr’s official Portuguese Staff Blog also just launched, and we’ve got a European Portuguese version of our interface on the way too. Em breve teremos mais novidades! / Fiquem atentos às próximas novidades!
Name The Underground New York Public Library
First post December 2011
The Underground New York Public Library is a visual library featuring the plentiful and diverse reading-riders of New York City’s subways. Beneath the streets, photographer Ourit Ben-Haim takes candid shots of commuters with their books and posts them with the book titles and other commentary. Weekly features include a Sunday bible-reader, a Friday e-book reader, and mystery titles that are solved by the Tumblr community.
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The Pen American Center is liveblogging its annual World Voices Festival of International Literature. Hear from authors like Salman Rushdie, Tony Kushner, Jennifer Egan, Margaret Atwood, Colson Whitehead and many more.