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  1. Diane Ravitch’s Blog

    This “site to discuss better education for all” is the personal blog of Diane Ravitch, a historian of education and research professor of education at New York University.

    Education
  2. Maud Newton

    Home of the essayist and author (The Awl, Harper’s, The New York Times) who’s working on a new book about the science and superstition of ancestry.

    Authors
  3. Musing

    Musing is the literary journal of Parnassus Books, a bookstore in Nashville, Tennessee, owned by Karen Hayes and author Ann Patchett. Musing, which showcases Ann’s blog and publishes features on authors, is managed by Mary Laura Philpott (who blogs on WordPress.com at I Miss You When I Blink).

    Authors
  4. Writer Tim Zimmermann

    Tim Zimmermann is a Washington DC-based writer and correspondent for Outside magazine, interested in politics, history, and adventure.

    Animals
  5. Ellen Burch

    Toronto-based illustrator Ellen Burch creates gorgeous, whimsical watercolors — from a street scene at a farmer’s market, to a one-eyed cat named Peanut.

    Animals
  6. Pushing Ahead of the Dame

    Since 2009, Chris O’Leary has written about David Bowie, song by song, at Pushing Ahead of the Dame.

    Music
  7. NewBallpark.org

    NewBallpark covers “the never ending quest for a proper home for the Oakland Athletics,” but it’s so much more than that. It’s about how pro teams operate in cities, and how cities must navigate a difficult financial situation.

    Sports
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