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  1. Rockwell Redux: An Interview with Maggie Meiners

    At the literate lens, Sarah Coleman interviews artist Maggie Meiners on her stunning, modern recreations of classic Norman Rockwell paintings.

    Art
    by Maggie Meiners
  2. Jeanette Winterson

    Explore the official website of Jeanette Winterson, author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and winner of the 1985 Whitbread Prize for first novel.

    Authors
  3. The Deal of the Art

    A busy physician goes to a gallery on her day off and finds that art is precisely what that doctor ordered: “I no longer wanted to escape the world.”

    Art
  4. 15-Minute Kimchi Fried Rice

    Kellie’s love letter to kimchee will set your tastebuds on fire: “Spicy, pungent and fermented, this Korean condiment/side dish/vegetable dish will make any savoury recipe to which it is added explode with added umami and interest.”

    Cooking
  5. If I had a boat…

    Immerse yourself in the beauty of John’s watercolor paintings and learn a little about his thinking and his process.

    Art
  6. Curating punk rock

    Can and should punk rock memorabilia be on display in museums — or does that defeat the purpose of punk’s ethos in the first place? Aging punk Matthew Barlow explores the question.

    Art
    Image by tigga666 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  7. Watercolor Reportage: The Women’s March in Paris

    Jessie Kanelos Weiner attended the Women’s March in Paris, France, and reported back — in beautiful watercolor paintings.

    Art
    By Jessie Kanelos Weiner
  8. What It’s Like to Lose Your Short-Term Memory

    Christine Hyung-Oak Lee had a stroke at age 33. Read an excerpt from her new memoir: “But my stroke would teach me things too, among them the value of taking a break from the unending pressure to be perfect.”

    Authors
  9. Symbols of Love at the Manchester Museum

    Did you know that “two mandarin ducks playing in water” is a Chinese metaphor for loving couples? Discover objects of love, old and new, at the Manchester Museum.

    Animals
    Francis C. Franklin
  10. Winnipeg Love Hate

    Photographer Bryan Scott documents the beauty and decay of Winnipeg, Manitoba, in equal measure at Winnipeg Love Hate.

    Art
    Photo by Bryan Scott
  11. emotions – silencing;

    Brianna Dawn’s compact poetry is dense with imagery: “when you whisper, notes / vanish, shrinking in the air / becoming shadows / of the music your voice could / sing – they could have filled the air”

    Music
  12. mathbabe

    At mathbabe, Cathy O’Neil vents about quantitative issues. She’s the author of Weapons of Math Destruction, which was longlisted for a National Book Award in 2016.

    Authors
  13. Animals
    Photo by Elinor
  14. Camino Sketchbook Review

    Allow the girl with the blue hair to take you on a 40-day tour of the Camino de Santiago via her watercolor sketchbook video.

    Art
  15. The Obama Foundation

    The Obama Foundation’s focus is on developing the next generation of citizens — and what it means to be a good citizen in the 21st century.

    Inspiration
    Photo by Warren Taylor