The First Woman To Go 'Round The World Did It As A... →
She was the first woman ever to circumnavigate the globe, but she did it dressed as a man. For more than two years she traveled on a French naval vessel with linen bandages wrapped tightly around her upper body to flatten her chest. It was a small ship with 300 men who knew her as “Jean.” But she wasn’t Jean. She was Jeanne. Then one day, they found her out. keep reading
Book Deal of The Day:
rachelfershleiser: Jen Adams’ THE BOOKS THEY GAVE ME, based on the Tumblr of the same name, in which people send in anonymous stories about a book they were given by a loved one, together forming a love letter to literature and the physical book. (Free Press, 2013) Congratulations Jen!
The question I’ve been asking myself lately is this: just because I can publish...– Newsweek’s N’Gai Croal, introducing Twitter and Tumblr June 16, 2008 (via nwkarchivist) I just had a chicken sandwich. (via cheatsheet)
Newsweek: We Want Your Questions For A Tumblr "TV"... →
newsweek: Hey guys! Some fun news. nwk tumblr is getting a TV show! Kinda. Here’s the deal. There’s this really big and nice and shiny TV studio sitting here at NewsBeast HQ (above; and please note that Brian is reading “Why Him? Why Her?”, the Helen Fisher book), and sometimes in the late…
Happy Birthday to Edith Wharton, First Lady of...
scribnerbooks: Today is the 150th Anniversary of Wharton’s birth (that’s 1862, English majors). She was employed by Scribner’s Magazine to report on World War I, and was one of the few foreigners allowed to travel through France to the front lines. She was the first woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for Literature, for The Age of Innocence, in 1921. She is buried in the American Cemetery, in...