Culture Filter
  1. 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
  2. The English Language Is, and Was, Profoundly Multicultural

    At The Public Medievalist, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne dives deep into the diverse roots of the English language, which “has always been enriched by contact with other languages.”

    Commentary
  3. The Statesider

    “We’re only selling one thing: the idea that our country is immense, diverse, and infinitely interesting.” Co-founded by travel writers Pam Mandel and Andy Murdock, The Statesider newsletter compiles the most interesting stories about U.S. travel, culture, food, landscapes, and more.  

    Culture
  4. Which Comics Should You Read in 2020? Here Are Some Ideas.

    Comics and graphic-novels fans, rejoice! At The Drunken Odyssey, Drew Barth recommends some of the most anticipated titles of 2020 — the ones that will set the tone for an entire decade of visual storytelling.

    Art
    Cover of Umma's Table by Yeon-Sik Hong
  5. ArabLit

    The blog Arabic Literature is managed and curated by M. Lynx Qualey. She also oversees ArabLit Quarterly, a magazine published four times a year, and co-hosts BULAQ, a book-centric podcast. Together, these projects focus on Arabic literature, art, news, and much more.

    Academia
  6. AFROPUNK

    Celebrating Black culture from Brooklyn to Johannesburg, AFROPUNK covers music, activism, art, and more.

    Art
  7. Mondro: Archiving the Work of Queer Artists in Bangladesh

    “We welcome every queer individual of Bangladesh to express themselves.” The founder of new website Mondro talks about the need for a platform for the queer Bangladeshi community.

    Culture
    Illustration courtesy of Mondro
  8. Hunting Dinosaurs in Central Africa

    At Contingent Magazine, Edward Guimont dives deep into the 19th century, and tells the story of the strange European quest to find living dinosaurs in Africa.

    Animals
  9. BBC America

    BBCAmerica.com allows fans to get caught up on all their favorite BBC America shows, including full episodes of Top Gear, Doctor Who, Luther, The Last Kingdom, and Orphan Black.

    Animals
  10. Rendered Impressions: The Art of Catherine Martzloff

    Catherine has loved painting her entire life and is now an established artist who uses her WordPress.com site as a fundamental part of her business.

    Art
    "Summertime Marina"
  11. Let Me Show You the World

    Iman Sultan explores the rich storytelling traditions that gave the world Aladdin — but that have been all but erased in the blockbuster Disney versions.

    Culture
  12. Great Canadian Longform

    The Great Canadian Longform team curates well-crafted stories from and about Canada. It invites readers to explore less-known aspects of the world’s second-largest country, covering culture, crime, and sports (among other topics).

    Culture
  13. _southstart

    _southstart 2019, a festival in Adelaide, South Australia, will “gather disruptive ideas, unlock curious minds, and unleash the sharing of real-world experiences from the business and technology frontlines of the future.”

    Business
  14. Documenting a Chaotic Mind: The Art of Gareth Jones

    British artist Gareth Jones has spent the last few weeks putting together Gaz Jones Art. In this interview, Gareth explores the impact of getting his art online, and how his work has helped with his mental health.

    Art
    'When A Hero Comes Along.' Oil, Acrylic and Bubble Gum on Canvas. 2018. Gareth Jones
  15. Binjal’s VEG Kitchen

    Binjal Pandya, who grew up in Mumbai and now lives in Pennsylvania, spreads her love of vegan and vegetarian cooking on Binjal’s VEG Kitchen, a Saveur Blog Award finalist in the Best Food Culture Blog category.

    Cooking