Ben Huberman
Ben leads the Editorial team at WordPress.com / Automattic, and contributes to Longreads, Discover, and The Daily Post.
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  1. “For the City and These Long Decades Spent Wandering”: A Poem

    Jose Padua shares a prose poem on memory, politics, and domestic life: “And what lifts me from weariness and dread are the small things, not the grand recollections and gestures but the brief but glowing movements […].”

    Poetry
  2. The Eclectic Light Company

    Why focus on just one topic? At The Eclectic Light Company, Howard Oakley splits his attention between two passions: painting and Apple products.

    Art
  3. Native Appropriations

    Adrian Keene, the writer behind Native Appropriations, focuses on current events and popular culture through the lens of Native American representation.

    Commentary
  4. FilmGrab

    Are you a movie and/or photography buff? At FilmGrab, cinephile Donnacha is building “a growing archive of stills from the best films ever.”

    Art
  5. Sphinx: Exploring Antiquity and Modernity

    Neville Morley is a UK-based classics and ancient-history scholar. On his blog, he draws connections between his field of study and contemporary culture and politics.

    Academia
  6. Landscape
  7. A Moveable Feast: A Brief History of the Revolving Restaurant

    From the archives of J. S. Graboyes’ Duck Pie blog, a look into the origins of an unnecessary-yet-fascinating 20th-century invention.

    Architecture
  8. Reditus: On Coming Back to Writing

    “I’m coming back to writing today to peer down the silent well.” Author Amanda Mininger on the cyclical nature of self-expression, and what drives us back to the written word time after time.

    Essay
  9. You Can See the Battle Scars

    In Venezuela, journalist Christian Borys talks to the young activists who are torn between leaving for a better future elsewhere, and fighting on in a country that’s becoming less and less livable.

    Current Events
  10. The Well-Thumbed Reader

    Mikaela, the high-school student behind The Well-Thumbed Reader, publishes book reviews and reading-related posts, as well as helpful guides and tips to help other aspiring book bloggers.

    Books
  11. Proximity Magazine

    Proximity “is a quarterly collection of true stories exploring place, space, and connections in the modern age,” featuring solid writing and a weekly blog post to help ease the wait between issues.

    Essay
  12. Happy 11th Blogiversary, Smitten Kitchen!

    “The more you work at it, the closer it gets to what you have in your head.”

    Food

    All-butter pie crust. Image by Deb Perelman / smitten kitchen.

  13. Architecture
  14. Getting Lost in the Magic of Maps: Three Stories

    Real or fictional, maps don’t just represent space — they also make storytelling possible.

    Culture
    Image by ChadoNihi (CC0).
  15. hAAthi Time

    The personal blog of Revati Upadhya, hAAthi Time is where the food, travel, and lifestyle writer shares her adventures split between two “home ports,” Goa and Bangalore.

    Culture