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  1. How Shivya Nath Turned Her Travel Blog into a Book

    The Shooting Star blogger talks about nomadic life, building a readership that cares, and avoiding the pitfalls of overtourism.

    Authors
    Images courtesy of Shivya Nath
  2. How Soprano Charlotte Hoather Took Her Singing — and Blogging — to New Heights

    The up-and-coming singer shares insight on building community, using social media, and finding time to blog even on busy weeks.

    Culture
    Images courtesy of Charlotte Hoather, with kind permission of Waterperry Opera Festival.
  3. Exploring Your Craft: Notes from Writers at the Top of Their Game

    Face down the blank page with some expert support in your corner.

    Books
  4. The B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog

    The Barnes & Noble team serves a constant flow of posts for fantasy and science-fiction fans, from news and interviews to reading recommendations and posts on memorable book covers.

    Books
  5. all about Madonna

    Celebrate the pop icon’s 60th birthday by diving into the rich archives of all about Madonna, where you’ll find news, interviews, magazine stories, and other materials going back decades. 

    Culture
  6. 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.
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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.
  15. 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