Culture Filter
  1. Yaansoon Illustration + Art

    An illustration site created by a “nomadic Mediterranean foodie,” Yaansoon is a colorful celebration of food, travel, and visual storytelling.

    Art
  2. One Does Not Simply Add Ethics to Technology

    L. M. Sacasas’s essay reminds us that the tension between technology and ethics isn’t new — we’re just coming back to it these days with new questions and new challenges.

    Commentary
  3. North of the Internet

    North of the Internet is a daily series of conversations with artists and creators about their work, inspiration, and ideas.

    Art
  4. Inside the “Fake, Fantastical” World of Zumba

    At Quartz, Amy X. Wang returns from a week at a major Zumba convention with an entertaining, critical account of the dance-fitness fad’s origins and its current popularity.

    Business
    Image by Bro. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ (CC BY 2.0)
  5. UNICEF Ethiopia

    The official blog of UNICEF Ethiopia: the go-to agency for children in Ethiopia supporting child health and nutrition; providing water, sanitation, and education; and protecting children from violence, exploitation, and AIDS.

    Culture
  6. picture books blogger

    Lovingly curated by Sarah Yewman, a “self-confessed picture-book geek,” picture books blogger reviews and showcases illustrated stories for diverse audiences of all ages.

    Authors
  7. Blanket Statement

    Chelsea Vowel on why the Hudson’s Bay blanket is an important symbol to the Métis people: “The fact is that wool is warm even when wet, dries quickly and is easy to sew. These are all important considerations in climes that can reach temperatures of minus 40 degrees Celcius.”

    Commentary
    Photo by Danielle Scott
  8. Lab Noon

    Saghar Setareh blogs from Rome by way of Tehran. Visit Lab Noon for delicious recipes, stories well-told, and Saghar’s distinctive, moody photography.

    Culture
  9. artnet News

    At artnet News, follow the latest from the international art market with daily art-world updates, expert commentary, and event reviews.

    Art
  10. diaCRITICS

    Co-founded by Pulitzer-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, diaCRITICS covers the arts, culture, and politics of Vietnamese diasporas around the world.

    Art
    Image by manhhai (CC BY 2.0)
  11. Freer|Sackler

    Explore the richness of Asian cultures and arts, from ancient Egypt to contemporary Japan, at the new website of the Smithsonian’s Asian collections.

    Art
    Image courtesy of Freer|Sackler
  12. A Selection of Virginia Woolf’s Most Savage Insults

    If the latest celebrity and/or presidential Twitter feud left you uninspired, Emily Temple at Literary Hub is here for the rescue with some of Virginia Woolf’s harshest, wittiest takedowns.

    Authors
    Photo via Wikimedia Commons public domain)
  13. The Eclectic Light Company

    Why focus on just one topic? At The Eclectic Light Company, Howard Oakley splits his attention between two passions: painting and Apple products.

    Art
  14. Native Appropriations

    Adrian Keene, the writer behind Native Appropriations, focuses on current events and popular culture through the lens of Native American representation.

    Commentary
  15. FilmGrab

    Are you a movie and/or photography buff? At FilmGrab, cinephile Donnacha is building “a growing archive of stills from the best films ever.”

    Art