Current Events Filter
  1. Great Canadian Longform

    The Great Canadian Longform team curates well-crafted stories from and about Canada. It invites readers to explore less-known aspects of the world’s second-largest country, covering culture, crime, and sports (among other topics).

    Culture
  2. Casey Handmer’s Blog

    Covering topics from space and energy to technology, Casey Handmer tackles complex issues in engaging, approachable essays.

    Commentary
  3. ALAMORE

    “Putting the two sets of letters together – 96 in total – with my diaries, I realised I had invaluable source material which covered social attitudes of the time together with national and international events…. Throughout there is a love story and the building of a relationship.” At Alamore, Maureen Blake publishes letters and diary […]

    Current Events
  4. No One Cares What I Think about the New Star Wars

    With the final episode in the Star Wars saga just around the corner, writer Lucy Blue, a lifelong super-fan, reflects on the movies’ darker, more morally ambiguous tone, and the way the series has evolved since her ’70s childhood.

    Commentary
  5. Reasons to be Cheerful

    Reasons to be Cheerful is an editorial project dedicated to “stories of hope, rooted in evidence.” A project spearheaded by David Byrne of Talking Heads fame, Reasons to be Cheerful reports stories that “balance a sense of healthy optimism with journalistic rigor, and find cause for hope.”

    Commentary
  6. Southern Fried Science

    At Southern Fried Science, explore videos and articles by a team of marine and environmental experts on conservation and the challenges our oceans face.

    Animals
  7. Austin City Limits Music Festival

    Taking place at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas, the Austin City Limits Music Festival has grown to two weekends, eight stages, and over 130 bands. Explore the lineup, festival map, and so much more on the official website.

    Current Events
    Photo by Greg Noire via ACL Festival
  8. Bundyville: The Remnant

    Bundyville is a podcast from Longreads, in partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting. Season two explores the world beyond the Bundy family and the armed uprisings they inspired. The series scrutinizes extremist violence that has made headlines in recent years, and how those events share ideas with the anti-government movement.

    Commentary
  9. Global Climate Strike

    “Our house is on fire — let’s act like it.” From September 20-27, millions of people around the world will take to the streets and stand up to the fossil fuel industry. Read more about the strike and how to find an event near you.

    Commentary
  10. Truthout

    Truthout is a nonprofit dedicated to independent news and commentary that reveals “systemic injustice while providing a platform for transformative ideas, investigative reporting, and progressive analysis.”

    Commentary
  11. thisisFINLAND

    Learn all the “things you should and shouldn’t know” at thisisFINLAND. Explore travel and business opportunities, arts and culture, and read breaking news in Finland.

    Art
  12. ThinkProgress

    ThinkProgress, a news site covering the intersections of politics, policy, and social justice, is dedicated to rigorous reporting and analysis from a progressive perspective.

    Commentary
  13. Texas Monthly

    Texas Monthly covers news, politics, food, history, crime, music, and everything in between in Texas.

    Culture
  14. The Brown and Black Forums of America

    The Brown & Black Forum is the United States’ oldest and only minority-focused presidential forum in which candidates share ideas that affect future African-American and Latino generations.

    Commentary
  15. Columbine, 20 Years Later

    Was it possible, we wondered, that Columbine, that seminal moment in American history, had taught us nothing?” A special issue at 5280 covers the community of Columbine, Colorado, 20 years after the Columbine High School shooting.

    Commentary