Tumblr Staff: Announcing the #music tag on Tumblr. →
music: After hearing much demand from the bloggers and fans on Tumblr, we have finally launched a #music tag page. Track the new tag to stay up on the best new music, videos, artwork and photos on Tumblr, hand-picked by members of the community. The tag editors come from different… Awesome
A Week in Timbuktu
A Week In Timbuktu (via Roads & Kingdoms) It would be fair to say that the Hotel Colombe wasn’t ready to receive guests. Since closing down at the end of March last year when the latest incarnation of the global Jihad swept south out of the Sahara desert and into Timbuktu it had been quietly falling apart. The hotel’s faultlessly polite…
Taxi Wallah (via Roads & Kingdoms) The Indian-built Padmini spent decades as the tricked-out battleaxe of Mumbai’s taxi fleet. The cars are being replaced by newer models, from Tatas and Hyndais, but not before photographer Glasweegee got a chance to go inside the cabins of a dying breed.
Roads & Kingdoms: Bingeing, Love and Welshness →
roadsandkingdoms: [Editor’s note: Following Dougie Wallace’s half-insane photoessay on the bingedrinkers of Blackpool yesterday, here’s a more literary take on the phenomenon in Wales, from writer Nemonie Craven. Updated and republished from her late, lamented How to Live Blog] I was struck the other… Nemonie Craven gets in a limo with old friends, drinks heavily, and has an epiphany in...
Chewing, spitting, editing FTW roadsandkingdoms: The second in our Burma Basics series: Matt takes on the ubiquitous chew of Burma, betel nut, on the streets of Rangoon. WARNING: footage of a Californian in sunglasses getting slightly high may not be suitable for all audiences.
Roads & Kingdoms: A North Korean Folly, in the... →
Our first original piece for R&K, from a good one: The Independent (UK) Africa Correspondent Daniel Howden roadsandkingdoms: Daniel Howden (@howden_africa) in Dakar for Roads & Kingdoms Getting inside the mind of an emerging African dictator is as simple as taking an elevator. Beyond a studded leather door there’s a lift takes you into the hollow head of a bronze colossus towering...
Roads & Kingdoms: Agdam is Not a Tourist... →
My Q&A with a teenage adventurer. roadsandkingdoms: As I wrote last month, I ran into someone quite unexpected when I went to report on the Kachin civil war in northern Burma: an 18-year-old American backpacker named Zach Goldman. Sensing an opportunity, I quickly deputized him as a dirt-cheap Roads & Kingdoms intern and was not disappointed.
But we must be completely clear…if nationalism is truly the hallmark of a...– ―Friedrich Reck-Malleczewen, Diary of a Man in Despair: A Masterpiece about the Comprehension of Evil
“We celebrate and cherish our cats. We are male.... →
spiers: Wherein Adrianne Jeffries goes on a tour of random meetups—including the “male cat lovers” meetup. Great reporting idea.
[Is] rapid population [growth] by as great importations of foreigners as...– Thomas Jefferson: Notes on Virginia Q.VIII, 1782. ME 2:118
The Voters Have Spoken...
The crush is on at Manchester Airport as the nation’s media flee the Granite State. And the results from last night’s primary—the full results can be found on Politico—are in. It was, on the whole, a banner night for the Democrats. Through a mechanism I can’t quite understand, Obama got only 81.7% of the vote, leaving the field wide open for the lesser-known Democrats to reap...
When I was managing the Tumblr of Newsweek magazine, I had two goals,” told Mark...– In which something is lost, but much is gained, through Google Translate. (via markcoatney)
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