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. Top 40 Weekly

    Whether you’re a music, history, or stats lover, you’ll find new things to learn and new ways to while away your time at Top 40 Weekly, a huge archive of pop-music data going back to the 1950s.

    Culture
  2. Hakai Magazine

    Hakai Magazine explores our changing world through stories on oceans, coastlines, and marine life, written by today’s leading — and most engaging — scientists and environmentalists.

    Animals
  3. The Arcade Blogger

    If vintage arcade games make you feel warm with nostalgia (even if you weren’t born yet when they first appeared), Tony Temple’s posts at The Arcade Blogger will be right up your alley.

    Culture
  4. Golden Girls Fashion Corner

    From purses to wallpaper, the fashion and design choices in iconic ’80s (and early-’90s) show The Golden Girls get the love and respect they deserve on Claire’s blog.

    Culture
  5. Three Stories to Read this LGBT History Month

    From The Golden Girls to 17th-century London, these stories explore the rich layers of queer history.

    Commentary
    Berlin's memorial to the first gay emancipation movement. Image by Alorin via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)
  6. IKEA Hackers

    Whether you’ve never assembled a single BILLY bookcase or are already on your fifth POÄNG chair, IKEA Hackers — a community of DIY lovers led by Jules Yap — may inspire you to turn your Allen wrench in new directions.

    Crafts
  7. The Adverts 250 Project

    Every day, The Adverts 250 Project highlights ads from Colonial America, shedding light on the era’s material culture and everyday life, and showing the pervasive presence of slavery in 18th-century advertising.

    Business
  8. Meeple Lady

    For board-game geeks, Meeple Lady is a one-stop blog where you can find reviews, convention recaps, and game-store profiles.

    Jetpack
  9. VRV Blog

    Anime, sci-fi, horror, comedy: over at the VRV Blog, you’ll find thought-provoking articles on contemporary pop culture and the communities that engage with it.

    Comics
  10. Life & Soul Magazine

    Life & Soul Magazine publishes and curates stories, profiles, and reviews that focus on sustainable lifestyles, from food and design to travel.

    Cooking
  11. Streets Dept

    Since 2011, photographer Conrad Benner has been celebrating Philadelphia’s thriving street-art scenes at Streets Dept, where he documents the city’s visual pulse one mural at a time.

    Art
  12. Monsoon Haiku

    Bengaluru, India-based yogi and writer Bernie Gourley captures the city’s volatile monsoon weather in a series of free-form haiku: “trust old people | with umbrellas more than | the blue in the sky”

    Environment
  13. John Scalzi’s The Consuming Fire: Prologue

    “The Interdependency, humanity’s interstellar empire, is on the verge of collapse.” At Tor.com, read the prologue from acclaimed sci-fi author John Scalzi’s upcoming “epic space-opera novel,” The Consuming Fire.”

    Authors
  14. How Shivya Nath Turned Her Travel Blog into a Book

    The Shooting Star blogger talks about nomadic life, building a readership that cares, and avoiding the pitfalls of overtourism.

    Authors
    Images courtesy of Shivya Nath
  15. Queens of Infamy: The Rise of Catherine de’ Medici

    At Longreads, Anne Thériault wittily chronicles the early trials and tribulations of Renaissance queen Catherine de’ Medici, from her childhood in war-ravaged Florence to the first few years of her fraught marriage with the heir to the French throne.

    Essay
    Illustration by Louise Pomeroy.