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We Heart This Blog That Hilariously Skewers Corny Police Procedurals

Favorite Tumblr of the moment: Encyclopedia of Hypothetical Police Procedurals, “the definitive guide to non-existent police procedurals.” Written by Luke Burns and James Folta, it won a humor prize from Chronicle Books; peruse its pages for descriptions of TV shows just a shade too cheeky to be real. » 7/21/15 8:00pm 7/21/15 8:00pm

A Tumblr Reveals the Starbucks Orders of Your Favorite Literary Figures

There's a Starbucks that sits at a place where the walls of space, time, and parallel universes is thin. It's where authors and fictional characters go to pick up their coffee. And, of course, it's a particularly entertaining tumblr thought up by two English majors and a history major. » 10/26/14 11:00pm 10/26/14 11:00pm

When Reading the Article Takes Too Much Time, There's TL;DR Wikipedia

One of the best/worst things about Wikipedia is the temptation to spend hours trawling its depths. Poring over a long article. Clicking through to other entries. Opening a tab for each of the cited sources. It can be a lot to digest. But for those who would rather avoid all that reading, there's TL;DR Wikipedia » 5/04/14 12:10pm 5/04/14 12:10pm

Ever Wonder How Tumblrs Turn Into Books? One Writer's Story

Tim Manley, author of Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation, is living the Tumblr dream right now — his blog, Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings, was published by Penguin this fall. Here, we discuss his blog's momentum, his creative process, and the nitty-gritty details of how blogs become… » 11/21/13 2:13pm 11/21/13 2:13pm