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  1. Intifooda: Rediscovering Palestinian Cuisine

    Saveur Blog Award finalist Intifooda is a recipe blog by two friends — Rasha S and Rasha K — dedicated to archiving and preserving traditional Palestinian cuisine.

    Cooking
  2. The marriages and murders of the Harcourt brothers of Oxfordshire 

    “Since this had left him without a wife, he asked to be absolved from the crime of murder, and to be granted dispensation to marry again.” Dr. Hannes Kleineke explores the Harcourt brothers in a blog dedicated to medieval members of the Parliament of England.

    Academia
  3. Shady Characters

    “Here you’ll find un­usual marks of punc­tu­ation, books and book his­tory, and everything in between.” Keith Houston’s Shady Characters is full of smart, thoughtful writing on the secret lives of punctuation marks.

    Books
  4. Public Books

    At Public Books, academics, public scholars, critics, and activists alike come together to “make the life of the mind a public good.” Uniting the “best of the university with the openness of the internet,” the digital magazine focuses on art, ideas, and politics.

    Academia
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  5. Dame Cacao

    Dame Cacao is a resource for passionate chocolate lovers looking for the best chocolate and experiences around the world. Through her website and podcasts, Max educates people about cacao and dives into the global identity of chocolate — how it’s made and where to find it.

    Culture
  6. 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
  7. National Pie Week: Pie-Off in Special Collections

    In celebration of National Pie Week, the staff of Special Collections at the University of St Andrews used recipes from antique cookbooks to make sweet and savory pies for a potluck pie-off.

    Cooking
    Recipe for Venison Pasty from the Edwards family cookbook (c. 1800)
  8. Architecture
  9. History of Ornithology

    At the American Ornithological Society’s History of Ornithology, site you can explore a field of science “populated by interesting characters, adventure, intrigue and discoveries, that guided the development of many aspects of biology.”

    History
  10. My Goal Since the Beginning Was to Individualize the Victims

    “By colorizing their photographs, they become less abstract. They are no longer just representing something old, a historical event that happened so many years ago.” For the Faces of Auschwitz project, photo colorist Marina Amaral transforms photos of Holocaust victims.

    Education
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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