28th May 2012

Quote reblogged from NYPL Wire–The New York Public Library with 491 notes

One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.
— Lewis Carroll

With all the birthdays this week, today’s Tumblr is getting “curiouser and curiouser!” Happy 180th Mr. Carroll! (via nypl)

28th May 2012

Photo reblogged from Time with 8,583 notes

timemagazine:

TIME’s 2011 Person of the Year is The Protester

timemagazine:

TIME’s 2011 Person of the Year is The Protester

28th May 2012

Photo reblogged from NYPL Wire–The New York Public Library with 209 notes

nypl:

Today’s Flashback Friday honors Arturo Alfonso Schomburg,  the distinguished Puerto Rican-born Black scholar and bibliophile, as well as the curator of the New York Public Library’s Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints from 1932 - 1938. It was Mr. Schomburg’s personal collection that won the 135th street Library international acclaim and in 1940, the New York Public Library renamed the collection in his honor. Today, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the premiere research libraries in the country and contains over 10,000,000 items.
For his great contributions to our cultural history and in celebration of his birthday this week, we present this portrait of Mr. Schomburg and encourage everyone to stop by the Schomburg Center, in person or online. It’s never too late to learn!

nypl:

Today’s Flashback Friday honors Arturo Alfonso Schomburg,  the distinguished Puerto Rican-born Black scholar and bibliophile, as well as the curator of the New York Public Library’s Division of Negro Literature, History and Prints from 1932 - 1938. It was Mr. Schomburg’s personal collection that won the 135th street Library international acclaim and in 1940, the New York Public Library renamed the collection in his honor. Today, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the premiere research libraries in the country and contains over 10,000,000 items.

For his great contributions to our cultural history and in celebration of his birthday this week, we present this portrait of Mr. Schomburg and encourage everyone to stop by the Schomburg Center, in person or online. It’s never too late to learn!

28th May 2012

Chat reblogged from Demo with 33,924 notes

  • Jack: Hey, you know what sucks?
  • Lindsey: vaccuums
  • Jack: Hey, you know what sucks in a metaphorical sense?
  • Lindsey: black holes
  • Jack: Hey, you know what just isn't cool?
  • Lindsey: lava?

28th May 2012

Link reblogged from Time with 334 notes

Longreads: Writer Lev Grossman: My Top 5 Longreads of 2011 →

longreads:

Lev Grossman writes about books and technology for Time magazine. He’s also the author of the bestselling novels The Magicians and The Magician King.

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“One Man’s Quest to Outrace Wind,” by Adam Fisher, Wired

Why do I never find stories like this? Probably because I’m…

Source: longreads

28th May 2012

Photo reblogged from Time with 255 notes

thelavinagency:

When it comes to novels, says TIME book critic and Lavin speaker Lev Grossman, endings are so overrated:

I started thinking about the endings of novels not because I think endings are so important, but because I think they’re actually not as important as they’re sometimes given credit for. According to conventional wisdom, the ending of a book is supposed to sum up the book’s meaning in one sublime moment of dramatic closure. But I often find that after a month or two I can’t remember the ends of novels at all, even novels I loved — even detective novels, where the whole (putative) point of the book is the big reveal at the end. Oddly, the meanings of books are defined for me much more by their beginnings and middles than they are by their endings.

thelavinagency:

When it comes to novels, says TIME book critic and Lavin speaker Lev Grossman, endings are so overrated:

I started thinking about the endings of novels not because I think endings are so important, but because I think they’re actually not as important as they’re sometimes given credit for. According to conventional wisdom, the ending of a book is supposed to sum up the book’s meaning in one sublime moment of dramatic closure. But I often find that after a month or two I can’t remember the ends of novels at all, even novels I loved — even detective novels, where the whole (putative) point of the book is the big reveal at the end. Oddly, the meanings of books are defined for me much more by their beginnings and middles than they are by their endings.

Source: TIME

28th May 2012

Post reblogged from Rhode Island eGovernment with 202 notes

Happy Election Day!

rigov:

Happy Election day! For all your voting questions, please visit http://www.ri.gov/edemocracy, and http://www.sos.ri.gov/

28th May 2012

Link reblogged from SoundCloud with 220 notes

SoundCloud: SoundCloud Staffers on Tumblr →

soundcloud:

We love Tumblr here at SoundCloud, not only our own littler corner in this fantastic community but also for our private blogs. If you were wondering who of the SoundCloud staffers are on Tumblr, look no further:

Marie - Community Manager

Natalie - Community Manager (and another one for…

28th May 2012

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SoundCloud: Tumblr + SoundCloud = ♥ →

soundcloud:

Tumblr and SoundCloud both are fantastic communities of people expressing themselves through the things they create; we think bringing them together is like a match made in heaven. So from today, we are thrilled to announce along with the fine folks from Tumblr that you can now easily share the…

28th May 2012

Photo reblogged from Time with 388 notes

timemagazine:

Next week’s issue featuring President Barack Obama will be available on newsstands Friday.

timemagazine:

Next week’s issue featuring President Barack Obama will be available on newsstands Friday.