Michelle Weber
Chief Semicolon Advocate at WordPress.com. Professional writer, editor, napper, and dog-snorgler. Knows you are, but what is she?
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  1. Even Racists Got the Blues

    A viral post from Audrey Nickel at The Geeky Gaeilgeoir: “Most of the time, I feel a little bit sorry for people who make horrendous translation mistakes. This is not one of those times.”

    Language
  2. Photo Essay
  3. My Body Remembers

    “A year ago, I retired from football, but the effects of playing this game will likely never leave me.” Retired NFLer Eugene Monroe opens up about using cannabis to manage the chronic pain from years of sports-related injury.

    Health
  4. Children’s Author Susie Day

    Susie Day writes books for children and young adults, and would totally offer you a cup of tea and a biscuit, if the internet did that sort of thing. Explore her colorful, well-organized website.

    Authors
  5. The Public Domain Review

    Celebrate art in the public domain with a journal dedicated to guiding you through its depths – “like a small exhibition gallery at the entrance to an immense network of archives . . . an ever-growing cabinet of curiosities for the digital age.”

    Art
  6. While It Still Says Welcome

    Ms. Z sits in the waiting room at a Homeland Security office while her husband, who came to the US 15 years ago, has an interview — a fraught event at any time, but especially in the current political climate.

    Current Events
  7. What To Cook Today

    Sweet, sour, salty, spicy, and umami: Marvellina explores a vast world of Southeast Asian cuisine in her Minnesota-by-way-of-Indonesia kitchen.

    Cooking
  8. Wonder Woman and Boogeymen

    Elizabeth cried watching Wonder Woman. Why? “I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie where a woman character kicked ass and all of us didn’t have to pay the price for that by first watching at least one woman be violently dehumanized before us.”

    Essay
    JD Hancock (CC BY 2.0)
  9. The Fauxmartha

    Melissa makes simple, classic food in the kitchen of her Minneapolis farmhouse, aka “The Fauxhouse.” She imbues her recipes and her homemaking advice with a cozy, comfortable minimalism.

    Cooking
  10. Matthew Zapruder

    The personal site of poet, translator, professor, and editor Matthew Zapruder, author of the acclaimed volume of poetry Come On All You Ghosts.

    Authors
  11. Let’s Taco Bout It

    At Let’s Taco Bout It, combine your love for food and literature. Each month, Charlotte and Mica feature a book and create recipes inspired by it. (It’s fitting for home cooks — no special equipment or hard-to-find ingredients here!)

    Books
  12. Dear White Friends

    From Liz Brazile at Reclaiming My Time: “I have to be on high alert about what people think about me because if I don’t defy what anti-black stereotypes would have them think about me, it could cost me greatly. The very act of me writing this essay is a risk.”

    History
  13. Apartment Bartender

    Elliott Clark serves up classic, creative drinks with fresh ingredients and seasonal spins, accessible for home bartenders and people just getting into cocktails.

    Food
  14. A Cozy Kitchen

    Adrianna Adarme’s food is inspired by her Peruvian and Colombian ancestry, her corgi Amelia, and “copious amounts of rap music, sugar, butter and flour.”

    Cooking
  15. Ashley Graham on New York’s Fall Fashion Issue

    “When does Ashley Graham get to achieve what she seems to want — that being, a model, full-stop, rather than a model with size qualifiers — and when might she get to do it in a straight-up fashion spread, without the mandate being to underline her sexuality?”

    Media