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  1. Stranger’s Guide

    “The world is changing. So should the way we cover it.” Stranger’s Guide publishes place-based writing and is committed to “multi-dimensional views of locations, showcasing writers native to each place.”

    Essay
  2. Exploration
  3. Winter Is Coming

    Winter Is Coming is a FanSided-powered Game of Thrones site for recaps, season reviews, episode rankings, podcasts, and more. From the Lannisters to the Starks, they have you covered. Spoilers ahead.

    Popular Culture
  4. Texas Monthly

    Texas Monthly covers news, politics, food, history, crime, music, and everything in between in Texas.

    Culture
  5. The Brown and Black Forums of America

    The Brown & Black Forum is the United States’ oldest and only minority-focused presidential forum in which candidates share ideas that affect future African-American and Latino generations.

    Commentary
  6. Why You Should Drop Everything and Travel to Iran Now

    “Why go to Iran? How is Iran as a country? Is it safe to visit Iran? Behold, my humble attempt to answer your questions…” Shivya Nath at The Shooting Star shares thoughts on why you should visit Iran (and her stunning photographs may be all the proof you need).

    Culture
  7. 5280 Magazine

    Denver, Colorado, is 5,280 feet above sea level. 5280 is the city’s local guide and magazine for high-quality journalism.

    Culture
  8. Dani Shapiro

    The official website of author Dani Shapiro includes stories and essays, interviews, and info on her books, workshops, and podcast.

    Authors
  9. The Believer Magazine

    The Believer is a bimonthly literature, arts, and culture magazine that publishes journalism, essays, interviews, comics, poetry, a symposium around a theme, and a column by Nick Hornby.

    Culture
  10. A Cup of Jo

    A Cup of Jo is the blog of Joanna Goddard, a writer with a background in women’s, lifestyle, and travel magazines. The site focuses on style, design, food, travel, relationships, and motherhood.

    Design
  11. The Girl on the Train

    Erynn Brook compiles a thread of tweets, about her encounter with an 18-year-old stranger having a seizure on the subway, into a post on her blog.

    Commentary
  12. Art
    Comic by Ray Hecht
  13. Columbine, 20 Years Later

    Was it possible, we wondered, that Columbine, that seminal moment in American history, had taught us nothing?” A special issue at 5280 covers the community of Columbine, Colorado, 20 years after the Columbine High School shooting.

    Commentary
  14. What it means to become British

    From Nadia El-Awady: “I come from a culture that tends to glorify non-elected, autocratic, all-powerful leaders. They have to. The consequences of not doing so are not pretty. So I’ve grown up with a disdain for the glorification of single human beings; even those that don’t have much power.”

    Commentary
  15. The Chriselle Factor

    The Chriselle Factor is stylist and YouTube influencer Chriselle Lim’s blog of beauty, fashion, and lifestyle tips.

    Fashion