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  1. Science & Food

    A diverse team of science students and scholars at UCLA writes on the intersection of biology, chemistry, and engineering with the food we eat.

    Cooking
  2. Cuisine Helvetica

    Heddi, an American blogger living in Switzerland, takes us beyond cheese and chocolate to discover the rich culture and traditions of Swiss food.

    Cooking
  3. The 99 Best Things that Happened in 2017

    Many might want to forget 2017 ever happened; at Quartz, Angus Harvey compiled a list of 99 things that might help salvage the image of the year that just ended.

    Culture
  4. “Just having a mix of people (diversity) doesn’t mean anything fundamentally changes. And tolerance is terrible; I tolerate my annual mammogram but I certainly don’t like or look forward to it.”

    Culture
  5. The 20 Best Albums of 2017 According to Bandcamp Daily

    Discover some of the most exciting, under-the-radar music of the past year, lovingly curated by the Bandcamp Daily team.

    Culture
  6. Cooking
  7. The Death Project

    Susan Briscoe’s blog documents her life with advanced terminal cancer, and focuses on her belief that “it’s important to talk about death and dying in this society that tries so hard to avoid it.”

    Culture
  8. Karen Gadient: Paint Slinger in Inner Space

    If your day could use a pop of color, head to Karen Gadient’s website, where the Arizona-based artist displays her abstract, mixed-media work.

    Art
  9. Food, Art, Memory: Yaansoon’s Mediterranean Fusion

    A spotlight on an illustration portfolio site that channels the textures and flavors of a colorful, diverse region.

    Art

    Images from the food illustration portfolio at Yaansoon Illustration + Art.

  10. Liam Dobson Art

    Liam Dobson’s website showcases the painter’s work in all its versatility, with a focus on textured landscapes of Edinburgh, Scotland, where he is based.

    Art
  11. Yaansoon Illustration + Art

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

    Art
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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)
  15. 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