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  1. Lit Hub’s Most Anticipated Books of 2019

    Start planning your 2019 reading schedule with Literary Hub’s exhaustive list of exciting future releases — including numerous titles by women writers and writers of color.

    Authors
  2. Time Gents

    Time Gents is a labor of love by Sydney journalist, blogger, and pub historian Mick Roberts, where he documents the stories, traditions, and images of hotels and pubs all over Australia.

    Architecture
  3. History Extra

    From Tudor Christmas traditions to 19th-century fashion, History Extra — the blog of the BBC History Magazine — brings the past back to life in all its quirks.

    Culture
  4. The Grey Fox: Legendary Train Robber Billy Miner

    The Library and Archives Canada blog shares their collection on Billy Miner, a notorious train robber and serial prison escape artist. “The Gentleman Bandit,” as he was known on both sides of the Canada–U.S. border, was seen as generous folk hero to many.

    Education
  5. Finger-Ring Lore

    Did you know that, ‘A dove, carrying an olive branch in its mouth, engraved in pyrites and mounted in a silver ring ensured the wearer the utmost hospitality wherever he went, as it conveyed the power of “fascination.”?’ Learn more about rings at the Maynooth University Library blog.

    History
    Maynooth University Library Archives
  6. Convivial Supper

    Erin O’Reilly is a lay antique cookbook hobbyist. At Convivial Supper, she shares fascinating and curious excerpts from cookbooks, cooking posters, and recipes in the public domain, printed prior to 1922.

    Cooking
  7. Dentalium and Dreams Beyond the University

    Indigenous grad school student Erica Violet Lee meditates on wealth and abundance: “I want wealth by our definitions, because their definitions will always label us needy, at-risk, poor. I want abundance, in all the ways we define it for ourselves.”

    Academia
  8. Top 40 Weekly

    Whether you’re a music, history, or stats lover, you’ll find new things to learn and new ways to while away your time at Top 40 Weekly, a huge archive of pop-music data going back to the 1950s.

    Culture
  9. The Arcade Blogger

    If vintage arcade games make you feel warm with nostalgia (even if you weren’t born yet when they first appeared), Tony Temple’s posts at The Arcade Blogger will be right up your alley.

    Culture
  10. Three Stories to Read this LGBT History Month

    From The Golden Girls to 17th-century London, these stories explore the rich layers of queer history.

    Commentary
    Berlin's memorial to the first gay emancipation movement. Image by Alorin via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY 4.0)
  11. The Adverts 250 Project

    Every day, The Adverts 250 Project highlights ads from Colonial America, shedding light on the era’s material culture and everyday life, and showing the pervasive presence of slavery in 18th-century advertising.

    Business
  12. Beware the Alligator in the East Wing: A Trip Through Offbeat History with Howard Dorre

    Nothing humanizes a historical figure like learning about their quirks.

    History
    Photo by Josh Hallett via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  13. Queens of Infamy: The Rise of Catherine de’ Medici

    At Longreads, Anne Thériault wittily chronicles the early trials and tribulations of Renaissance queen Catherine de’ Medici, from her childhood in war-ravaged Florence to the first few years of her fraught marriage with the heir to the French throne.

    Essay
    Illustration by Louise Pomeroy.
  14. Atomic Redhead

    From visiting the world’s oldest McDonald’s location to sharing vintage Disneyland postcards, Janie Ellis’s Atomic Redhead blog focuses on fashion, design, and travel inspired by America’s mid-century aesthetic.

    Architecture
  15. Tim Harford: The Undercover Economist

    Economist and journalist Tim Harford blends insights on technology, business, and, economic history into accessible and engaging posts on a wide range of topics, from inequality to social media.

    Business