Culture Filter
  1. “It’s kind of related to this concept that Gloria Steinem writes about, the idea that we are linked, not ranked.”

    Culture
  2. Avidly

    Avidly, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books, is a weekly publication that specializes in short-form critical essays devoted to thinking and feeling about culture.

    Culture
    Photo by Roger W. CCB-BY SA 2.0
  3. Thoughts on Belonging

    Writer and educator Monna McDiarmid, a Canadian based in Yokohama, Japan, reflects on her shifting sense of belonging to the various places she’s lived in.

    Culture
  4. Women’s Wear Daily

    Women’s Wear Daily, a WordPress.com VIP partner, is a century-old publication covering the business and culture of fashion, from breaking news and trends to Fashion Week updates.

    Business
  5. The Best of Tropics of Meta in 2016

    The editors at Tropics of Meta compile their favorite posts from 2016, on topics including architecture, hip hop, and politics — both tragic (the Orlando shooting, the US presidential election) and inspiring (struggles for social justice).

    Commentary
  6. How to Create a Museum, Wherever You Are

    At the TED Ideas blog, a curator and an artist show how they transformed the Mumbai setting of Slumdog Millionaire into a vibrant, community-made museum.

    Art
  7. Urban Kultur Blog

    Steven, the award-winning blogger, vlogger, and podcaster behind Urban Kultur Blog, focuses on street art, dance music, and other aspects of underground culture in the UK (and beyond).

    Art
  8. Futurism

    A leading web destination for the latest news, infographics, and videos on the science and technology that are shaping our future, from artificial intelligence and robotics to virtual reality.

    Culture
  9. Four Pounds Flour

    Author and historic gastronomist Sarah Lohman writes about the fascinating and complicated history of food and flavor in America, with a particular interest in immigrant food cultures.

    Cooking
  10. Amsterdive

    Amsterdam-based actress Ana V. Martins shares personal musings and reflections on city life, with tips for visitors and locals alike.

    Culture
  11. The Happenstance Solution

    How much longer will the American suburb be able to sustain itself? An essay on migration, development, and the cycle of suburban life and death.

    Culture
  12. My Suburban Shame

    Miki Laval on suburbia as a liminal space: “…can one ever attach meaning to space and make it into a real place? In other words, can a nowhere ever be made into a somewhere?”

    Culture
  13. A Geek Girl’s Guide

    Michelle Anneliese, a self-described “Ravenclaw from District 13,” writes on various aspects of geek culture — from gaming and cosplay to Harry Potter — with a fresh, always-curious perspective.

    Culture
  14. A Proportional Response

    Have Americans given up on the idea of “proportional response”? Writer Dina Honour wonders why the price paid by some people for being non-white, non-Christian, or getting pregnant is so high.

    Culture
    "Lady Blind Justice" image by Marc Treble.
  15. The Soul Édition

    On Parisian film producer and director Carole Bienaimé Besse’s site, you’ll find style, art, health, work, lifestyle, and more, all through the lens of African diaspora culture. 

    Culture