Saturday, January 28, 2012

 

The Rumpus.net

The Rumpus.net is an online magazine focused on culture, as opposed to "pop culture." Pop culture can be hard to define and the term means different things to different people. Basically, we're not opposed to things that are popular, but we have no interest in "art" created by marketing executives. And we have no interest in derivative art, like images of famous people made from shoelaces or Star Wars characters in funny wigs. (More on what we're about herehere, and here.)

The Rumpus is not worried about being the first to break the news. We care about good writing, and we'll publish essays just because the writing is good. And we won't run a well crafted meditation alongside an actor's opinion of the war in Iraq.

We're focused on culture but not "People Magazine culture." We want to introduce readers to things they might not have heard of yet. The Web was supposed to diversify content and so far it hasn't. If anything, the Internet has amplified the echo chamber so all the big online magazines are focusing on the same stories. Nobody's paying any attention, for example, to books that have been out for a couple of months and haven't had some massive debut. We're not going to worry about reviewing books the minute they're released, or following the publisher's lead on what we should or shouldn't pay attention to. That doesn't mean we're not going to do an interview with Malcolm Gladwell, we are, because we like Malcolm Gladwell.

Often, our reviews will be written by authors inspired by a movie that's already in theaters or an album they just heard. Maybe they didn't originally think of writing a review of a book until they read it and then wanted to say something about it.

http://therumpus.net/


 

Giant Robot

From movie stars, musicians, and skate-boarders to toys, technology, and history, Giant Robot magazine covers cool aspects of Asian and Asian-American pop culture. Paving the way for less knowledgeable media outlets, Giant Robot put the spotlight on Chow Yun Fat, Jackie Chan, and Jet Li years before they were in mainstream America's vocabulary.

But Giant Robot is much more than idol worship. GR's spirited reviews of canned coffee drinks, instant ramen packs, Japanese candies, Asian frozen desserts, and mar-inated bugs have spawned numerous copycat articles in other publications.

http://www.giantrobot.com/


Friday, January 27, 2012

 

Coupon codes and discounts for 150,000 online stores! RetailMeNot.com

http://www.retailmenot.com/

Thursday, January 26, 2012

 

Ticket Buying Intelligence | Sports, Theater and Concert Tickets | TiqIQ

TiqIQ was founded two years ago with the singular mission to make buying event tickets more transparent, efficient, and simpler. We deliver on that mission each day by providing ticket buyers with real-time information on the latest price trends, and access to the best deals from all sellers--for any event. 

In the last two years, we've grown to become the largest aggregator of event tickets online, reaching millions of consumers a month through TiqIQ.com, as well as our network of nearly 1,000 publishers, ranging from The Washington Post to the best sports and music blogs on the Internet. Whether on TiqIQ.com, a partner site, on Facebook or Twitter, our platform connects seamlessly with fans interested in seeing their favorite teams, artist and shows. To get a sense for how we like to deliver deals and data, have a look at hundreds of DealTweetsTM shared by our partners and their readers each day. 

http://www.tiqiq.com/


 

Miller-McCune - Smart Journalism. Real Solutions.

http://www.miller-mccune.com/

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

 

The Washington Monthly

http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/

 

Debates and analysis of current affairs - Intelligence Squared

Intelligence², the world's premier debating forum, takes you to the heart of the issues and the arguments that matter, in the company of some of the world's sharpest minds and most exciting orators.

http://www.intelligencesquared.com/


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