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. The Female Gaze

    “A journal for those who like to view the world as a work of art,” The Female Gaze is published by a group of women who explore and write about visual media, from film to architecture.

    Art
  2. “an ocean”: A Poem by Charlotte Covey

    At Hawaii Pacific Review, a Charlotte Covey poem on writing, wonder, and danger: “you will never be / just a poem. you will / be rocks breaking / ribs, angelfish kissing / wounds.”

    Poetry
  3. On Descriptive Grammar and Banal Bigotry

    In a provocative post, Dustin Atlas says everyone should join the grammar police: “Giving up on proper grammar is fine. Giving up on better grammar — which requires correcting each other — is not.”

    Commentary
  4. The Comfort of Familiar Things

    Jennifer Balink has been thinking about getting a tattoo — and the idea leads her to reflect about family, permanence, and a Mother’s Day gift from years ago.

    Essay
  5. Cuba Counterpoints

    At Cuba Counterpoints, writers and scholars look at the culture and politics of a rapidly changing, increasingly open Cuba.

    Commentary
  6. The Airgonaut

    A monthly online literary journal, The Airgonaut publishes innovative writing ranging from surrealism and magical realism to absurdist fiction and fabulism.

    Culture
  7. Hello Hygge

    Kayleigh might be based in Brighton, UK, but her love for all things Nordic and comforting led her to launch Hello Hygge, inspired by the Danish concept of coziness and focused on food, design, and travel.

    Cooking
  8. “The Backfire Effect” Is the Cognitive Concept of the Moment

    Listen to the podcast that inspired a popular comic about changing one’s beliefs.

    Comics
  9. Bauhaus Movement

    With a massive social following, Bauhaus Movement is the web’s go-to destination for lovers of modernist aesthetics, with a carefully curated selection of architecture, design, and visual arts.

    Architecture
  10. Fifteen Blogging Tips from a (Relatively) New Member of the Community

    A few months into her WordPress.com blogging adventure, Christine Ray of Brave and Reckless shares her spot-on observations on how to build a successful site — and a loyal audience.

    Inspiration
  11. Art
  12. On Being

    The team behind On Being, a popular, award-winning radio show and podcast, publishes articles on the interplay of religion, culture, and modern life.

    Culture
  13. Art
  14. Ten Things a “Clueless Eater” Can Do to Live More Sustainably

    At the University of Washington Press Blog, author and Pacific Northwest environmentalist Kathleen Alcalá shares tips for making everyday life less wasteful and more community-minded.

    Environment
  15. Seriously, the Guy Has a Point

    Greg Fallis writes about Fearless Girl and Charging Bull — the two sculptures staring each other down in Lower Manhattan — and about the difficulty of engaging others in nuanced arguments.

    Art
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