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  1. Mabry Campbell Photography Blog

    Immerse yourself in the tones and textures of architecture and landscape in Mabry Campbell’s photography.

    Architecture
    By Mabry Cambell
  2. Art
    By Dominique F. Cameron
  3. Avidly

    Avidly, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books, is a weekly publication that specializes in short-form critical essays devoted to thinking and feeling about culture.

    Culture
    Photo by Roger W. CCB-BY SA 2.0
  4. Our World In Data

    Explore empirical data that charts the history and development of human civilization at Max Roser’s site, Our World in Data.

    Data
    Image by dirkcuys CC-BY SA 2.0
  5. California

    Amanda Fletcher on her mother’s suicide: “I will never be free of her dying. Even here in Los Angeles — two, ten, fifteen years later and three-thousand miles apart — I am still on my knees in the closet with the door pulled closed, clutching a piece of yellow lined paper.”

    Death
    Photo by NFarmer CC-BY SA 2.0
  6. Cathy O’Neil on the Cold Destructiveness of Big Data

    Data scientist Cathy O’Neil comments on how algorithms — “under the guise of math, fairness, and objectivity — reinforce and magnify the old biases and power dynamics that we hoped they would eliminate.”

    Data
    Photos by Johnny Simon (Quartz)
  7. Authors Talk: Randon Billings Noble

    In this podcast, author Randon Billings Noble discusses her essay “The Sparkling Future, the Eternal Present” and how older work can continue to have value for readers. “The writer might no longer be the same person by the time the writing is published, but its message can still be relevant to those who read it.”

    Authors
  8. Big Night

    Jill Sisson Quinn’s essay, “Big Night” — on the process of adopting a child and her fascination with salamanders — was recently selected for the “Best American Essays 2016” anthology.

    Essay
    Illustration by Phillip Taylor
  9. André Mangabeira Art Blog

    André Mangabeira’s beautiful, dark paintings and sketches are accompanied by narratives in English and Brazilian Portuguese.

    Art
    By André Mangabeira.
  10. Vintage Subway

    Join David Watkis for a photo tour of the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s 30s-era vintage subway cars, complete with jazz musicians and people in period costume.

    Photo Essay
    Image by David Watkis.
  11. Nature’s Place

    Get to know the habits of insects — up close and personal — via Mark Berkery’s macro photography.

    Animals
    Photo by Mark Berkery
  12. Niklas Granqvist

    Charcoal drawings, oil paintings, and stunning digital art awaits you at Niklas Granqvist’s site.

    Art
  13. transcribingmemory

    Tour history at transcribingmemory, where Angie Scarfe shares passages and reflections from the journals of her 98-year-old grandmother.

    Family
    Image courtesy of Angie Scarfe
  14. Shoot That Frog: A Christmas Comeuppance

    “‘He’s coming down the chimney soon,’ Father grumbled, his hand caressing the barrel of the Frog Shooter on his lap.” At waltbox, Walt Walker writes a fictional account of a comedically dysfunctional family Christmas.

    Fiction
    Photo by Global Panorama
  15. Happy 125th Birthday, Basketball!

    Did you know that the very first game of basketball took place 125 years ago today, played by a group of “incorrigibles”? Learn about the history of the first game and team at the Library and Archives Canada blog.

    History
    Library and Archives Canada