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  1. Mathematical Alternatives to the Electoral College: A Webcomic

    Pondering the 2016 US presidential election, Ben Orlin’s signature stick figures wonder about other, mathematically fairer ways to determine who wins.

    Comics
  2. The Goat Speaks

    “In the end, the curse is broken. One hundred and eight years of bad luck have ended at my bidding.” The Chicago Cubs won their first World Series in over a century, so Murphy the goat decided to chime in on the historic event.

    Current Events
    Image by Ron Cogswell (CC BY 2.0)
  3. Like Uber, But for Dog Crap

    “Oh, that Pooper were real! Imagine the Harvard-educated copywriters, holed up in a glass parapet somewhere in Palo Alto with a whiteboard and a dream. Imagine the mental gymnastics that this clutch of Ivy grads would have to perform in order to polish the turd-like idea of scooping shit for a living.”

    Culture
  4. Full Frontispiece

    Why judge a book by its cover when you can use the frontispiece instead? Illustrations and humor, pulled up from the depths of literary history.

    Books
  5. Five Podcasts by Women of Color You Should Know

    Social and political activist Rebecca Griffin recommends her favorite podcasts by women of color, like Represent and 2 Dope Queens, covering topics from feminism and race to work and equality.

    Culture
  6. How One Math Teacher Engages Students through Humor (and Bad Drawings)

    Whether you’re going back to school or graduated years ago, you’ll enjoy this stick-figure-filled conversation with Math with Bad Drawings blogger and UK-based math teacher Ben Orlin.

    Education
  7. Victorians and Their Cats

    “Day 246 of my imprisonment. My spirit is broken. I have succumbed to the affections of my human overlords. Even my heterochromia brings me no joy. Life is meaningless…” A brief history of Victorians and their cats, through art.

    Animals
  8. Reductress

    A satirical women’s magazine, Reductress takes on the outdated perspectives and condescending tone of popular women’s media, through the eyes of the funniest women in comedy today. Also, we want people to think we’re pretty.

    Humor
  9. Comics
    Comic by Jack Sjogren
  10. List-Making Love: A Conversation with Things We Like Creator Jessica Gross

    Jessica Gross’ Things We Like started as a simple idea: Each post featured 10 specific things the author enjoys. It’s now an exhibit at the New York Public Library.

    Humor
  11. My Exaggerated Life

    At My Exaggerated Life, a dad blog-meets-webcomic, a father shares stories about family life in comic form, often with a generous layer of dry humor.

    Comics
  12. My Twitter Account Reads Like a Dysfunctional Food Network Show

    “I’m just a girl, standing in front of a self-checkout, screaming that there’s no unexpected item in the bagging area.” Abby at Abby Has Issues proves that she tweets a lot about food.

    Food
  13. Animals
  14. American Grocery List

    From writer Elan Mudrow, a very American, very satirical grocery list — not the foods we know we want to or should buy, but the foods we actually do.

    Humor
  15. An Open Letter to the Female Hat-Wearing Dog From “Go Dog, Go”

    “Wear a hat you love and if he doesn’t like it?  F*#% him.” Raquel D’Apice shares advice for the protagonist in P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book.

    Feminism