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  1. The Female Gaze

    “A journal for those who like to view the world as a work of art,” The Female Gaze is published by a group of women who explore and write about visual media, from film to architecture.

    Art
  2. Why I Wrote “Walt’s Disneyland”

    “I believe Walt built Disneyland as a gift to his own inner child . . .” Jim Denney explains why he wrote his new book, Walt’s Disneyland.

    Authors
  3. Cuba Counterpoints

    At Cuba Counterpoints, writers and scholars look at the culture and politics of a rapidly changing, increasingly open Cuba.

    Commentary
  4. History
  5. My mum, the pilot

    Hey Loons’ mother became the first lady pilot in Assam, British India, in 1961: “. . . without radios gaining permission to land was simply a case of circling the airstrip until the light at the control tower turned green.”

    Family
  6. How I lost my mother, found my family, recovered my identity

    Betty Ann Adam recounts her experiences as a child of the “’60s Scoop” — a period which spanned 30 years in Canada — where Indigenous children were removed from their families in a government-sanctioned bid to “remove the Indian from the child.”

    Abuse
  7. Bauhaus Movement

    With a massive social following, Bauhaus Movement is the web’s go-to destination for lovers of modernist aesthetics, with a carefully curated selection of architecture, design, and visual arts.

    Architecture
  8. Realm of History

    Realm of History is an online compendium dedicated to the study of the past — from archaeology news to the latest in pop culture references to antiquity — all presented in an accessible, engaging style.

    Architecture
  9. Why Chefs Wear White (and Sometimes Color Too)

    How did modern chefs come to wear white jackets and 12-inch-tall “toques”? It all started with Marie-Antonin Carême and Auguste Escoffier.

    Cooking
  10. History Imagined

    Three authors of historical fiction joined forces to create History Imagined, a blog for writers and readers who relish the opportunity to imagine long-gone worlds.

    Authors
  11. Berlin Typography

    The blogger at Berlin Typography shows how a city’s soul is found in small details like the fonts used in its streets and lovingly documents signs, storefronts, and other texts embedded in the urban landscape.

    Design
  12. A Wonder of the Multicultural Medieval World: The Tabula Rogeriana

    Do maps reflect your worldview — or shape it? Meet the genius 12th-century cartographer you’ve never heard of, al-Idrisi, and his marvelous multicultural map.

    Culture
  13. Whose Strike?

    There have been calls for Trump opponents in the US to stage a general strike — but what does that mean, and what does it risk? A look at the often-violent history of American labor relations.

    Current Events
  14. Symbols of Love at the Manchester Museum

    Did you know that “two mandarin ducks playing in water” is a Chinese metaphor for loving couples? Discover objects of love, old and new, at the Manchester Museum.

    Animals
    Francis C. Franklin
  15. Back to Your Roots: Blogging About Genealogy and Family History

    Genealogists are coming together this week at RootsTech, a conference exploring family history and technology. Here’s a look at a few genealogy blogs on WordPress.com.

    Family
    Photo by Patricia Greber, My Genealogy Life.