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. Behavioral Scientist

    Behavioral science seeks to understand why we do the things we do and act the way we act, and Behavioral Scientist magazine publishes original reports, columns, essays, and even cartoons from the front lines of behavioral science “to make the valuable insights gathered from behavioral science accessible and useful to all.”

    Journals & Magazines
  2. My Persian Corner

    Born to Iranian parents in Alabama, Pontia lived in Madrid, Bologna, Berlin, and Santiago before settling in Tehran. On My Persian Corner, she shares “experiences, knowledge, and insight into a misunderstood country… to dispel misconceptions and stereotypes about Iran and its people and culture.”

    Culture
  3. Years ago I trained to be a doula for the dying, a companion for those in the last stages of life, visiting an hour or so a week or a day. That did not prepare me for living with someone who tells me regularly she only has two weeks to live.  

    Family
  4. The New Food Economy

    We all have to eat. At The New Food Economy, a nonprofit newsroom, in-depth reporting helps us understand what we eat, why we’re eating it, and the forces that influence those choices, for better and worse.

    Animals
  5. Society and Space

    Scholars from the U.S. and Canada collaborate on a peer-reviewed journal and this companion website examining the social struggles over access to and control of space, place, territory, region, and resources.

    Academia
  6. Architecture
  7. december magazine

    december magazine was created in 1958 by a group of poets, writers, and artists: “We are humanists…far more concerned with people than dogmatic critical or aesthetic attitudes.” Many of the new-to-us voices they publish go on to major literary success — think Rita Mae Brown, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates.

    Authors
  8. The Huntswoman

    Brianne Huntsman’s lifestyle blog is also a political act, because art and fashion are political. “If you’re a plus size babe looking to create a fabulous and luxe wardrobe, who also wants to kick ass in her career – this space is for you!”

    Fashion
  9. Cooking
  10. Lorene Scafaria’s ‘Hustlers’ and the Anatomy of the Scam

    “These archetypes give women the extremely confused message that to be truly independent, ambitious, and empowered — and dare we say, feminist — is to perform well in the marketplace of the likeable self. It also gives capitalism, which is superficially unfashionable, a second life: its mercenary logic can take on a socially conscientious sheen.”

    Feminism
  11. Tavola Mediterranea

    Have you ever wanted to eat like an Etrurian? Bake like a Babylonian? 2019 Saveur Blog Award nominee Tavola Mediterranea is the “home of edible archaeology and ancient Roman recipes online.”

    Cooking
  12. Sugar and Charm

    Need cocktail ideas, cupcake inspiration, or a table setting chart for a tea party? Sugar and Charm, a 2019 Saveur Blog Award finalist for “Best Entertaining Blog,” has you covered — and then some!

    Cooking
  13. Juls’ Kitchen

    Take an armchair trip to Tuscany with Giulia and Tommaso, the cooks behind 2019 Saveur Blog Award finalist Juls’ Kitchen. These “Best Food Culture Blog” nominees have been collecting their traditional family recipes online for 10 years.

    Cooking
  14. Anise to Za’atar

    Eric Ritskes’s blog, Anise to Za’atar, is a finalist in the 2019 Saveur Blog Awards — and since it’s nominated in the “Most Groundbreaking Voice” category, you’ll find recipes that explore global techniques and flavors paired with great reads on food history, culture, and justice.

    Cooking
  15. Why We Need a Working-Class Media

    Journalists frequently write about the working class, but is anyone writing for them? Because “[e]conomic hardship does not mean the absence of joy, love, pleasure, duty, care,” and stories — and representation! — are powerful.

    Journalism