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  1. Medievalists.net

    From recent archaeological discoveries to articles on pop-culture references to the so-called “Middle Ages,” the writers behind Medievalists.net aim to bring history alive.

    Architecture
  2. Eating in Vietnam. Also, a Travel Companion.

    “Vietnamese food must always have balance. There is bitterness, there is sourness, there is the pain from heat, but there is also sweet. This is the goal of Vietnamese food: to have all the emotions of life in one bite.” Antonio Perez describes his culinary adventures in Vietnam with vivid, sensory details.

    Cooking
  3. Undark

    Undark Magazine explores science at the point where it intersects — and sometimes collides — with politics, economics and culture.

    Business
  4. Explore Parts Unknown

    Inspired by the Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown series, Explore Parts Unknown is a mobile-first guide to places, people, and stories around the world.

    Culture
  5. Atlee

    “It was only in getting back into baseball cards that I realized that there were a couple of years in the late 1980s when my classmates had accurately identified a mixed-race adult for me to look like.” Nick Vossbrink at njwv writes about dealing with the “what are you?” question while growing up.

    Culture
  6. I Don’t Accommodate Uncontrolled Men

    “I don’t have any sympathy for men who can’t handle a woman with cleavage.” At Ezer, Bailey Steger writes a critique of purity culture from an egalitarian Christian perspective.

    Commentary
  7. Ben’s Beer Blog

    Based in London, Ontario, Ben Johnson is passionate about beer, and writes on the culture and business of craft beer in Canada and beyond.

    Business
  8. Gertrude Stein and Alice B. Toklas: Summer Champagne Fruit Salad

    Nicole at Paper and Salt on Alice B. Toklas, Gertrude Stein, and the love of food and books: “But when we expand our consumption, we gain a capacity to appreciate difference in the world around us.”

    Authors
  9. TED Speakers Recommend 101 Books to Dive into This Summer

    From classic summer reads to powerful poetry, creative nonfiction, and art books, TED speakers provide you with a mammoth reading list for the next couple of months.

    Authors
  10. Pandaemonium

    Based in London, journalist and author Kenan Malik writes about religion, politics, and current events, touching on hot-button topics with patience and a critical distance.

    Commentary
  11. IndieWire

    IndieWire is an online publication covering film and TV, with a constant flow of news, reviews, and interviews for passionate fans and industry insiders.

    Culture
  12. Kristen Twardowski: A Writer’s Workshop

    From book news and writing resources to posts about libraries and publishing, Kristen Twardowski’s blog is a haven for bibliophiles.

    Authors
  13. Mother Jones Magazine

    Now powered by WordPress.com VIP, award-winning Mother Jones is a reader-supported news nonprofit focused on independent and investigative reporting on politics, climate change, education, and more.

    Commentary
  14. Pretty Girls Don’t Get Less Than A Hundred Likes On Their Selfie

    The writer at Scattered Scripturient on the social media generation: “I define my worth by how many likes I get on a picture or a post, and the realization of that fact actually causes my stomach to flop.”

    Culture
  15. Centuri Aztarac: Finding THE Holy Arcade Grail

    The incredible story of the Centuri Aztarac: imagine finding a rare 80s arcade game languishing in a basement only to discover it was the personal machine of the man who coded the game.

    Culture