Culture Filter
  1. I’ve Always Seen Myself as a Bridge, Connecting People, Knowledge, and Ideas

    Faisal Saeed Al Mutar of Ideas Beyond Borders on making more resources available in Arabic: “I had this belief about the importance of removing barriers. . . . The motto of our translation project is ‘making the inaccessible accessible.’”

    Culture
  2. ‘If I was waiting for confidence to write, I’d still be waiting’

    Online mag gal-dem sits down with writer and cultural critic Roxane Gay: “Bodies rarely follow rules. We all live in bodies that are complicated, and we should create space for that unruliness instead of always trying to discipline it.”

    Authors
  3. Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of 2019

    Start planning your 2019 reading schedule with Literary Hub’s exhaustive list of exciting future releases — including numerous titles by women writers and writers of color.

    Authors
  4. Time Gents

    Time Gents is a labor of love by Sydney journalist, blogger, and pub historian Mick Roberts, where he documents the stories, traditions, and images of hotels and pubs all over Australia.

    Architecture
  5. The Cinnaman

    Majid Ali, aka the cinnaman, bakes up a storm of creative, flavorful cakes and confections inspired by the many cultures and influences of his hometown, Dubai.

    Cooking
  6. History Extra

    From Tudor Christmas traditions to 19th-century fashion, History Extra — the blog of the BBC History Magazine — brings the past back to life in all its quirks.

    Culture
  7. The Philosophical Salon

    Published by the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Philosophical Salon‘s mission is to bring together leading intellectuals from across the world in a single forum.

    Culture
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  8. Staying Home for the Holidays? You Can Still Eat Your Way Around the World

    Find inspiration in these Saveur Blog Awards-honored sites.

    Cooking
    Ugandan eggrolls, from A Kitchen in Uganda
  9. CrimeReads

    From thrillers to mystery novels, CrimeReads — created by the Literary Hub team — explores the far reaches of the world of literary suspense with essays, reading lists, and more.

    Books
  10. Top 40 Weekly

    Whether you’re a music, history, or stats lover, you’ll find new things to learn and new ways to while away your time at Top 40 Weekly, a huge archive of pop-music data going back to the 1950s.

    Culture
  11. The Arcade Blogger

    If vintage arcade games make you feel warm with nostalgia (even if you weren’t born yet when they first appeared), Tony Temple’s posts at The Arcade Blogger will be right up your alley.

    Culture
  12. Golden Girls Fashion Corner

    From purses to wallpaper, the fashion and design choices in iconic ’80s (and early-’90s) show The Golden Girls get the love and respect they deserve on Claire’s blog.

    Culture
  13. Three Stories to Read this LGBT History Month

    From The Golden Girls to 17th-century London, these stories explore the rich layers of queer history.

    Commentary
    Berlin's memorial to the first gay emancipation movement. Image by Alorin via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)
  14. The Adverts 250 Project

    Every day, The Adverts 250 Project highlights ads from Colonial America, shedding light on the era’s material culture and everyday life, and showing the pervasive presence of slavery in 18th-century advertising.

    Business
  15. VRV Blog

    Anime, sci-fi, horror, comedy: over at the VRV Blog, you’ll find thought-provoking articles on contemporary pop culture and the communities that engage with it.

    Comics