Michelle Weber
Senior editor, Longreads. Chief Semicolon Advocate, WordPress.com. Professional writer, editor, napper, and dog-snorgler. Knows you are, but what is she?
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  1. Photography
  2. The Time Ladies

    Time traveling aliens know no gender: welcome to the blog for female Doctor Who fans, by female Doctor Who fans.

    Gender
  3. Are There Limits to Self-Identity Language?

    “When a marginalized person claims language to describe their oppressed identity, they are speaking themself into existence in a society that is trying to annihilate them.”

    Gender
  4. Minimalist Baker

    Simplify life in the kitchen with Dana Schultz: all her (beautifully photographed) recipes are plant-based and can be made with either 10 ingredients or fewer, a single bowl, or 30 minutes.

    Food
  5. #SixWivesNoHenry: Ann Foster Is Here to Make History Fun

    Writer and historian Ann Foster takes us on in-depth Tudor time travels, picking apart convoluted family trees and 16th-century political intrigue with ease and wit.

    History
    If this is expression you normally associate with history, Ann Foster is here to show you a new way. (Photo by Can Pac Swire via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0))
  6. Uncanny Magazine

    A sci-fi and fantasy magazine featuring passionate SF/F fiction and poetry, gorgeous prose, and provocative nonfiction from writers of every background. Uncanny believes there’s still plenty of room in the genre for tales that make you feel.

    Fiction
  7. Why Did American Music Festivals Almost Disappear in the 1970s and ’80s?

    In the 1970s, music festivals went “from cultural phenomena to endangered species.” We’re in a new golden age of live music now, but what happened in the interim?

    Culture
  8. Redefining the Hero: The Extrapolated Costume Design of Wonder Woman

    Wonder Woman was filled with beautiful, powerful costuming, and a rich, detailed culture for the Amazons — and it all came from Lynda Carter and her 1970’s leotard.

    Fashion
  9. Digging into the Racial Politics of ‘Ugly Delicious’

    David Chang’s Ugly Delicious explores some nuanced ideas around race and food while also reproducing some harmful cultural narratives. Media culture Ph.D. student Rachel Kuo identifies five ways she’d like the show to push further.

    Cooking
  10. A Trove of Pro Site Advice for the Burgeoning Business Owner

    Are you in the early stages of starting a business or launching a website, and looking for a little support? Did you know that WordPress.com has a blog full of resources just for you, on everything from picking the right fonts for your site to securing small-business funding to increasing your site’s traffic? We do! […]

    Business
  11. Behavioral Scientist

    A magazine focused on original, thought-provoking reports on today’s most pressing social, political, economic, and technological challenges, with a focus on original columns and commentaries from leading behavioral scientists.

    Data
  12. Queer Comics Database

    Discover your next queer read at this WordPress-powered database created to facilitate access to comics that contain queer representation across the LGBTQIA spectrum. Print or web, big publisher or indie press, for adults or kids — it’s all here.

    LGBTQ
  13. Faces of Auschwitz

    A collaboration between the Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, digital colorist Marina Amaral, and a team of academics, journalists and volunteers, “Faces of Auschwitz” honors the lives of Auschwitz-Birkenau prisoners by colorizing their registration photos and sharing their individual stories.

    History
  14. Comics
  15. “The ability to disconnect from your identity to engage with an oppressor is a privilege. The ability to disconnect from your emotions and values to engage with someone else’s hate is a privilege.”

    Academia