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— Mosaic Collective

Understand the News

Vox Media, the company behind Polygon and The Verge, has managed to short circuit conversations about contemporary publishing — which seem to be dominated by speculative and irrelevant academic types, or “give-the-people-what-they-want" business types— by producing intelligent content that appeals to a general audience. Vox, their latest project focusing solely on news, just launched, and I am very excited about it. Head on over and check it out. 

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Blogs We Like: Vice News

Everybody knows Vice. We realize that writing this is like a food blogger singing the gospel of In-N-Out Burger. But Vice News has rapidly become one of the best sources of original journalism on the internet, and they’re worth acknowledging.

Among Vice News’ most noteworthy recent contributions are ongoing documentary series on temporary labor in the US, ethnic cleansing in the Central African Republic, and the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Steel-gutted reporter Simon Ostrovsky has been especially amazing in the latter, weathering some pretty serious threats and capturing some of the most heated events in the conflict so far.

In general, it’s Vice’s avoidance of incessant macroscopy that makes their stuff so unique. Rather than operating at a distance with only statistics, second-hand reporting, and speculation, Vice’s seemingly fearless crews have spent serious time in serious shit, filling their work more with the voices of those involved than those spectating.

Follow the Vice News tumblr for updates, and check out their main site and YouTube channel too.

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Theme Spotlight: Rainier
We’ve been a little quiet on the Tumblr front. After Readymade, we decided that the next round of themes would involve a different approach, and provide a different experience. We wanted, as our main muggle Liam noted, to make something that “inspires a sense of play”—something you’d want to spend a Saturday morning with.
Rainier is the first of three projects to come from this creative reset. We blew up our normal process and started over completely, diving headfirst into the smallest, most atomic levels of detail and structure. We spent hours tuning Rainier’s typography, fussing over minutiae, and had a great time doing it. 
The result is a stunning, elegant, and vibrantly flexible blog with brand new features and functions. Even Rainier’s mobile experience is snappier and more responsive than ever, and topped off with an incredibly cool video-capable header. Pick up Rainier for only $49 today.

This theme is a lot of fun. Check mine out for what I look like on Saturday morning. 

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Theme Spotlight: Rainier

We’ve been a little quiet on the Tumblr front. After Readymade, we decided that the next round of themes would involve a different approach, and provide a different experience. We wanted, as our main muggle Liam noted, to make something that “inspires a sense of play”—something you’d want to spend a Saturday morning with.

Rainier is the first of three projects to come from this creative reset. We blew up our normal process and started over completely, diving headfirst into the smallest, most atomic levels of detail and structure. We spent hours tuning Rainier’s typography, fussing over minutiae, and had a great time doing it. 

The result is a stunning, elegant, and vibrantly flexible blog with brand new features and functions. Even Rainier’s mobile experience is snappier and more responsive than ever, and topped off with an incredibly cool video-capable header. Pick up Rainier for only $49 today.

This theme is a lot of fun. Check mine out for what I look like on Saturday morning.