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  1. Draw The Line: Bringing Comic Artists Together to Effect Positive Political Change

    The founder of the Draw The Line comics site talks about how the project expanded into a global effort.

    Art
    Dig deeper: have conversations that help you understand opposite points of view. Illustration by Draw The Line artist Rakel Stammer.
  2. Maria Popova on Evergreen Ideas and Rethinking the Meaning of Content

    Maria Popova, the founder of Brain Pickings, on how she loathes the term “content” when applied to cultural material: “One can’t ‘own’ any fragment of this complex interlacing of ideas and influences we call culture.”

    Commentary
  3. An Interview with “Furnishing Eternity” Author David Giffels

    “It’s easier to regain the immediacy of something that’s in the near distant past than it is to step away from the immediacy of something ongoing.” Rebecca Moon Ruark chats with David Giffels on memoir writing, journaling, loss, and how he enlisted his dad to help him build his own casket.

    Authors
  4. Should You Become a Photographer?

    Madara Parma, a Latvian photographer, asked six of her peers around the world, from India to Argentina, to share their honest takes on the joys and challenges of a career in photography.

    Art
  5. Creating a Community Through Blogging: A Q&A with Cee Neuner of Cee’s Photography

    Cee of Cee’s Photography talks about building a community around her blog through photography challenges.

    Inspiration
  6. Phoebe Lee of Little Grey Box on Growing a Brand and Business as a Travel Blogger

    Phoebe Lee, the seasoned travel blogger at Little Grey Box, shares advice on growing your brand and making money.

    Exploration
    Enjoying early morning views over Labuan Bajo, Indonesia. Photo courtesy of Little Grey Box.
  7. Podcast in the Spotlight: This Filipino American Life

    Joe at This Filipino American Life explains why the podcasting medium was the right fit for them, and how their site complements their recorded content.

    Culture
  8. selfPortrait Magazine: A New Site Celebrating Photographers in Front of the Lens

    Katherine Caddy launches a new digital magazine devoted to self-portrait photography.

    Interviews
    Photograph by Nathan Magee, as featured in selfPortrait’s "10 to watch" list in January 2018. Copyright Nathan Magee.
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    Image by Brian Bett via selfPortrait magazine.
  10. Revisiting Discarded Post-it Poetry: An Idea That Sticks

    Melissa Kandel interviews sob, a poet who writes poems on crumpled post-it notes and leaves them in public spaces in Los Angeles, California.

    Art
  11. Finding My Way into a New Form: An Interview with Teju Cole

    Teju Cole chats with Steve Paulson about the beauty of sentence fragments and his meditative approach to combining text and photography in his book, Blind Spot.

    Art
  12. Meet Thor, the First Surfer in Norway

    At The people we met on the way, travel writer Toby Skinner profiles Thor Frantzen, the first person to make his own surfboard and surf in Norway, at Unstad in 1963.

    Inspiration
    Photo by River Thompson
  13. North of the Internet

    North of the Internet is a daily series of conversations with artists and creators about their work, inspiration, and ideas.

    Art
  14. We Close Tonight

    “Have a read, have some fun and find some new music. Simple.” Editors Ciarán, Jake, and Will review and interview the best unsigned and independent bands in the UK.

    Interviews
  15. Happy 11th Blogiversary, Smitten Kitchen!

    “The more you work at it, the closer it gets to what you have in your head.”

    Cooking

    All-butter pie crust. Image by Deb Perelman / smitten kitchen.