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. Marvel, Gatekeeping and the ‘Problem’ with Avengers: Infinity War

    “If film should only be for stories which tell a complete picture across two or three films, then is cinema not restricting itself?” Pop-culture critic Tony Black defends the ambitiously hermetic Marvel Cinematic Universe.

    Comics
  2. The Gannet

    London, UK-based food magazine The Gannet “explores people’s lives through the food they cook and eat.” The site publishes features, interviews, and (beautifully shot) recipes.

    Cooking
  3. Hurry The Food Up

    The Germany-based team of food bloggers behind Hurry The Food Up focuses on vegetarian and vegan food that’s healthy, delicious, and quick to prepare.

    Cooking
  4. The Good Life Smells Just Like Gobstoppers

    Jason Preu with a poem on boxes, candy, and the passing of time: “My daughter enters the room / bearing candy and a smile. // The last time I wrote of her / she was seven. Now she’s ten.”

    Parenting
  5. Glorious Noise

    One of the longest-running music blogs out there — with archives stretching all the way back to 2001 — Glorious Noise publishes reviews of new music and music videos, spanning a wide, eclectic range of genres.

    Culture
  6. Architecture
  7. Bear’s Photos

    For black-and-white landscape photography that focuses on the rugged coastal textures of Cornwall, England, head to Bear’s Photos.

    Landscape
  8. Primitive Technology

    John Plant, the Australia-based blogger and YouTube producer behind Primitive Technology, is documenting his journey into the distant technological past, “making stuff from scratch in the wild.”

    Architecture
  9. Should You Become a Photographer?

    Madara Parma, a Latvian photographer, asked six of her peers around the world, from India to Argentina, to share their honest takes on the joys and challenges of a career in photography.

    Art
  10. Pieces of History

    One of several U.S. National Archives blogs, Pieces of History is where the Archives’ staff share rare and noteworthy documents, photos, and stories that show the richness and complexity of American history.

    Culture
  11. Journalist Natalia Antonova on writing about abuse: “Being vulnerable is not just about opening up to other people — it’s about opening up to yourself. Knowing yourself. Knowing what you are actually capable of.”

    Abuse
  12. Document Journal

    Document is a New York City-based magazine devoted to essays and visual storytelling on art, fashion, and travel (among other topics).

    Art
  13. Cancel out the Doubt

    Team USA Paralympian Andrew Kurka writes on his hopes for PyeongChang: “There are so many responsibilities, so many thoughts, and so much good I want to do. When looking at it all, the journey, the sacrifice, the glory.”

    Current Events
  14. Architecture
  15. Meanjin

    One of Australia’s leading and longest-running literary journals, Meanjin Quarterly publishes essays, fiction, and poetry by authors ranging from the up and coming to the globally celebrated.

    Authors