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  1. “It’s kind of related to this concept that Gloria Steinem writes about, the idea that we are linked, not ranked.”

    Culture
  2. Cathy O’Neil on the Cold Destructiveness of Big Data

    Data scientist Cathy O’Neil comments on how algorithms — “under the guise of math, fairness, and objectivity — reinforce and magnify the old biases and power dynamics that we hoped they would eliminate.”

    Data
    Photos by Johnny Simon (Quartz)
  3. An “Open Apology” Gone Viral: Amy Rawe on Blogging, Community, and Dolly Parton

    A blogger reflects on a post read by millions in the short span of four days.

    Inspiration
    Image by Kristopher Harris (CC BY 2.0).
  4. apt

    apt is a hybrid online/print literary magazine of essays, interviews, and poetry combining the visceral and the cerebral.

    Essay
  5. No Longer Anonymous: Alexis Kanda-Olmstead Overcomes the Terror of the Publish Button

    Alexis Kanda-Olmstead talks about her blog’s origin story, her inspirations, and Blogging University.

    Inspiration
  6. “The More You Work on It, the Easier It Gets”: A Conversation with Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman

    One of the web’s most successful food bloggers talks about her writing voice, holiday cooking, and more.

    Cooking

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

  7. A Conversation With Dan Ariely About What Shapes our Motivations

    At Longreads, Jessica Gross talks with author and behavioral economist Dan Ariely about understanding how humans behave from the ground up.

    Authors
    Photo: May R.
  8. Inspired by the Cotswolds: A Home Interiors Company that Blogs with Style

    The blog of a home interiors company in England inspires and informs its customers.

    Business
    Images courtesy of The Cotswold Company.
  9. Paul Beatty: I See You

    An interview with Paul Beatty — the first American to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his book, The Sellout.

    Authors
  10. Music to Your Ears: Behind the Scenes at Bandcamp Daily

    Bandcamp’s editorial director talks about their blog, which fosters serendipitous discovery and community.

    Business
  11. Fleeting Instances: A Conversation with Street Photographer Lignum Draco

    Lignum Draco talks about his photographic inspiration, favorite techniques, and pseudonym.

    Interviews
    You've been disconnected. All photos by Lignum Draco. All rights reserved.
  12. The Brevity Podcast Episode #1

    The Brevity Podcast is now on the air! The first episode features interviews and readings from bestselling author Dani Shapiro and Brevity author and Pushcart Prize nominee Thaddeus Gunn.

    Authors
    brevity podcast
  13. Scrawls of an Idle Mind: A Writer’s Thoughts on Setting Up a New Website

    Writer Nicholas Rinth talks about setting up his new website.

    Inspiration
  14. Mansfield and Me: Sarah Laing on Comics, Her Graphic Memoir, and New Zealand

    Acclaimed New Zealand fiction writer and comic artist Sarah Laing chats about her graphic memoir, Mansfield and Me.

    Art
    Photos and artwork in this post are courtesy of Sarah Laing, Let Me Be Frank.
  15. Blogging the Stories of India’s Handicrafts: How Jaypore.com Promotes Its Brand

    The blog of online store Jaypore.com tells the stories behind their products and celebrates the artisan communities of India.

    Business
    All photos courtesy of Storytellers of Wonder and Jaypore.com.