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  1. Undark

    Undark Magazine explores science at the point where it intersects — and sometimes collides — with politics, economics and culture.

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  2. Dear HBO: About that Alt-Reality “Confederate” Show

    From Michael W. Twitty: “Your show concept is cool until we begin to think of all the other alt-history moments that would be equally provocative but seem unimaginable because of our addictive, national obsession with structurally racist ideas.”

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  3. White Women In Robes 

    “White women in robes are marching in the streets again, and they are still leaving people of color behind.” Sherronda J. Brown discusses how eugenics, reproductive rights, white feminism, and white supremacy are historically and intricately connected.

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  4. Art
  5. I Don’t Accommodate Uncontrolled Men

    “I don’t have any sympathy for men who can’t handle a woman with cleavage.” At Ezer, Bailey Steger writes a critique of purity culture from an egalitarian Christian perspective.

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  6. On Grief, Patton Oswalt’s Engagement, and “the Heart’s Expansion”

    In a powerful viral post, Erica Roman — who lost her husband in April 2016 — replies to Patton Oswalt’s online detractors after the comedian (and widower) announced his recent engagement.

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  7. “I Want to Read about People”: On Why We Follow Blogs

    Jeff Cann reflects on what “following” means to him.

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  8. Ben’s Beer Blog

    Based in London, Ontario, Ben Johnson is passionate about beer, and writes on the culture and business of craft beer in Canada and beyond.

    Business
  9. Pandaemonium

    Based in London, journalist and author Kenan Malik writes about religion, politics, and current events, touching on hot-button topics with patience and a critical distance.

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  10. Mother Jones Magazine

    Now powered by WordPress.com VIP, award-winning Mother Jones is a reader-supported news nonprofit focused on independent and investigative reporting on politics, climate change, education, and more.

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  11. Stop Telling Me to Stay in My Lane. There Are No Lanes Anymore.

    “Politics does not stick to one lane. It veers across the highway, crashing into ambulances and school buses and running over the occasional bunny. Sometimes it jumps the railing and comes careening into our homes.”

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  12. Erin J. Bernard, Essayist

    From reflections on pop culture to thoughtful takes on politics in Portland and beyond, Erin J. Bernard’s site offers her perspective on a wide range of topics.

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  13. You should’ve asked

    An enlightening cartoon about why “you should have asked for help” is the worst response for the spouse who carries the “mental load” of not only being chief caregiver, but also chief household organizer.

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  14. Draw The Line

    “It turns out that comics can touch the soul like no other art form.” This website brings together over 100 comic artists, each illustrating positive, non-partisan political actions that people can take if they want to make a difference.

    Art
    Art by Graeme McGregor
  15. “Why is sentimentality considered such a ‘sweet fear’? It can portray an overly saccharine and false portrait of the world, for one. And as many have declared, that sentiment has no place in climbing.”

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