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“Jesus, Interrupted: Revealing the Hidden Contradictions in the Bible (And Why We Don’t Know About Them),” by Bart D. Ehrman
Ever since I started following this blog, and seeing subway lines and stops I frequent, I’ve been much more aware of my reading choices. JUST IN CASE I GET SNAPPED. (GO AHEAD AND DO IT!)
Sandy on Tumblr: Beating the Hurricane Blues
The disaster wrought by Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast dwarfs anything most of us have ever experienced. But the response to that disaster from the community has humbled and gratified those of us who work at Tumblr. We want to recognize a few of the people and organizations doing amazing work related to Sandy, and we want to make it clear the credit for that work rests entirely with them. Obviously this is just a tiny fraction of the massively diverse and positive response; for more, be sure to check out the Hurricane Sandy tag.
Cool Tumblrs Doing Cool Things
• Dr. Dave Ores - A doctor on Manhattan’s Lower East Side providing free medical services to his stormstruck neighbors, among other humanitarian acts.
• The Moosehead - Photographer Nathan Hoang has some amazing pre-/during/post-Sandy shots.
• Is Twitter Wrong? - A mini-Snopes that’s done a lot of yeoman work disproving various fake “news” photos of menacing weather, storm damage, etc.
• Momofuku - The NYC restaurant powerhouse is hosting three events today in various locations to benefit the Red Cross.
• Pith - The prolific Jesse Chan-Norris has produced some of the most immediate and amazing storm photos to come out of New York, bar none. If you’ve been on Tumblr this week, it’s almost guaranteed you’ve seen his work.
• Change.org - Publicizing services and circulating a number of petitions and initiatives to benefit those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
• Humans of New York - Our pal Brandon Stanton is of course out on the streets photographing his fellow New Yorkers with the usual aplomb and care.
• Jen Bekman Projects - Donating proceeds from particular artworks to hurricane relief.
• Shapeways - The 3D printing company blogged their efforts of getting back together post-Sandy.
• Casey Neistat - Photog and avid biker, combining both passions for some unique photos & video of Sandy in New York.
• Scott’s Pizza Journal - Very Important: Where can you still get a slice in NYC?
Hurricane Sandy Tumblrs
• Working from Home During Sandy - The staff of Bonobos doing business outside the office.
• Hurricane Sandy Blog - A dedicated Tumblr from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management.
• Sandy Hates Books - Cleanup and fundraising for the Sandy-damaged powerHouse Arena bookstore and event space.
• Surviving Hurricane Sandy in Zone A - Two guys, their cameras, and a typical neverending quest for battery charging, food, and/or beer.
• Governor - Rebuilding a restaurant in New York’s DUMBO neighborhood savaged by Sandy.
• Lydia Callis’ Face for NYC Mayor - Devoted to the adoration of Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s on-camera American Sign Language interpreter (see also).
• WNYC’s Transmitter - Like the radio station, WNYC’s Tumblr has stayed up thanks to listener/reader support. They’ve turned in excellent coverage and service alerts before, during, and after the storm.
• The Atlantic - Tying in hurricane stories from the Atlantic’s main site, plus the Atlantic Wire and the Tumblr community generally.
• The Daily - News Corp’s iPad mag putting some of their best storm content on their Tumblr as well.
• Gawker - The flagship of Gawker Media (and its various siblings) moved backup sites to Tumblr after their datacenter was flooded, and their storm coverage and editorial style are a natural fit.
• BuzzFeed - Also temporarily housing their newsgathering on Tumblr post-flood, BF farmed out a wide range of coverage and collection via their subject-oriented Tumblrs as well as their staffers’ blogs — notably Scott Lamb, Ryan Broderick, and Andrew Kaczynski.
• Mother Jones - Mixing in activism and local storm response with national news and politics
To say Hurricane Sandy was a bitch is an understatement. She took and destroyed everything in her path. Boats, cars, trains, parks, homes, lives. It’s spooky to look at places now and not even recognize them. Although hit like everyone else, there are places far far worse. Long Island is in…
“Texture. Texture. Texture,” an elderly man said as he dragged himself through the door. He had a tattoo on his forearm; some text in big block letters, Times New Roman maybe, but I didn’t look long enough to notice, or catch what it said. He didn’t seem like the type who would take well to…
Noticed last night at 14th st station that Google Offers and Boingo are providing free WiFi in select NYC subway stations. What’s interesting is that when you go to the browser screen to connect and authorize, there’s a button that says “Connect & subscribe to Google Offers” and below it…
HEY. YOU. DO YOU LOVE SOCIAL MEDIA, THE INTERNET, AND CULTURE? DO YOU LIVE IN NYC? DO YOU WANT TO WORK IN ONE OF THE COOLEST OFFICES EVER? FUCK YES YOU DO!!!!!
We’re looking once again for TOTALLY INCREDIBLE social media interns to work in our NYC HQ! If you think you’ve got what it takes, send us a cover letter & resume to Sophie@Flavorpill.com. GOOD LUCK!
COME! THURSDAY! 7:30PM!
I wish I had a little girl’s party dress to wear. Maybe I’ll get one. Who knows! Come to find out.
I will be there!
There are so many times when I see depictions of NYC nightlife and parties on TV and I’m just like, “This isn’t real. No one is like this. This isn’t the world I inhabit. I wore Toms with a $50 sundress and everyone was nice and the bartender gave me a free glass of wine because I talked to him about Doctor Who for five minutes.”
Then, every once in a while, a friend invites you to a party that’s at a bar in the Meatpacking District, and since it’s his birthday you go. And you wind up at the Standard Bier Garten hating everyone and hating everything and hating the $12 glasses of wine and hating the fact that the second time you went to the ladies’ room, the toilet seat was up for no apparent reason since it’s the fucking ladies’ room and ladies sit on seats to pee.
You see the people around you and think for a brief moment, “Oh, this is where the inspiration for those weird, horrible parties on TV comes from.” Then when you stop to really observe the people around you, you discover that those parties on TV are still completely fictional. These people are behaving in this ridiculous, self-important, clearly insecure manner because that’s how they saw people behaving on TV in their adolescence.
What I’m trying to say is that “art-life, life-art” is an even bigger mindfuck when you add overpriced booze and HBO to the mix.
#NYC! (Taken with instagram)