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. Incidental Naturalist

    From hummingbirds to whales, animals strike curious poses on wildlife blog Incidental Naturalist, where David, a travel-loving photographer, shares his stunning shots.

    Animals
  2. Dear POC: We Get Depressed Too

    Joséphine Mwanvua on the difficulty of asking for help as a person of color: “Here, in the West, black communities and other POC communities still carry a taboo around mental health issues.”

    Culture
  3. Pedestrian Observations

    If you enjoy geeking out over public transport, urban planning, and sustainability, you’ll love Alon Levy’s Pedestrian Observations.

    Data
  4. Design*Sponge

    Created by Grace Bonney in 2004, Design*Sponge is a leading design, lifestyle, and DIY site that focuses on beautiful spaces and objects, as well as on the people who create and use them.

    Architecture
  5. Books
  6. Spoon & Tamago

    Since 2007, Johnny Strategy has been curating and celebrating the best in Japanese art, design, and culture at Spoon & Tamago.

    Art
  7. 14 Art & Design Podcasts Hosted by Women

    Michelle Kondrich and Thomas James at Illustration Age curated a selection of women-led podcasts that focus on art, design, and visual culture.

    Art
    Illustration by Thomas James
  8. “So you keep a secret drawer with a few items of her favorite clothes. And you retreat to press your face into them, searching for the familiar scent of her that has long since faded.” — Suzanne Leitz on the marks left by loss.

    Death
  9. Science & Food

    A diverse team of science students and scholars at UCLA writes on the intersection of biology, chemistry, and engineering with the food we eat.

    Cooking
  10. MOMUS: A Return to Art Criticism

    MOMUS is an online art publication where you’ll find serious and engaging writing on the international art scene, from reviews to longform essays.

    Art
  11. Writer Resolutions For The New Year (And How You Can Achieve Them)

    K.M. Allan offers other aspiring authors tips for sustainable writing resolutions to keep in 2018 and beyond, from celebrating success to building healthy habits.

    Authors
  12. Cuisine Helvetica

    Heddi, an American blogger living in Switzerland, takes us beyond cheese and chocolate to discover the rich culture and traditions of Swiss food.

    Cooking
  13. Small House Bliss

    Frank and Mili’s Small House Bliss showcases the benefits and beauty of smaller, well-designed homes around the world.

    Architecture
  14. Afrobella

    Created by Patrice Grell Yursik, Afrobella is an award-winning natural hair, skincare, beauty, and lifestyle blog “celebrating women all shades of beautiful.”

    Business
    Image courtesy of Afrobella
  15. The 99 Best Things that Happened in 2017

    Many might want to forget 2017 ever happened; at Quartz, Angus Harvey compiled a list of 99 things that might help salvage the image of the year that just ended.

    Culture