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  1. “Nothing opens the mind and heart to a spiritual experience like solitude. It may not always be easy, and there will undoubtedly be some lonesome, wistful moments, but it is these very moments that allow a spiritual journey to unfold.”

    Books
  2. Exploring #Vanlife and Writing About Social Media Celebrities

    A Q&A with Rachel Monroe, who wrote about nomads in a vintage Volkswagen: “The idea of incorporating longer stints of rootlessness, even if there is a home base to come back to, is something that appeals to both professional vanlifers and people who are watching the trend from afar.”

    Culture
  3. Documenting a City, One Photo at a Time: Winnipeg Love Hate

    Photographer Bryan Scott documents both urban renewal and decline at Winnipeg Love Hate.

    Interviews
    Canada Day at The Forks. (All photos by Bryan Scott. All rights reserved.)
  4. What is America Anyway? An Interview with Eula Biss

    “We have a president who was elected not by popular vote, but by electoral college. And, the history of the electoral college is intimately tied to slavery and slave-owning states and is there in part to give more sway to states that had large populations of slaves who couldn’t vote.”

    Authors
  5. Barb Knowles: 31 Years Sober and Counting

    Barb Knowles marked 31 years of sobriety on October 5, 2016. Learn about her story — how she got sober and has stayed sober.

    Interviews
    Image source: Pexels/Life Of Pix.
  6. The Big Idea: Chuck Wendig

    John Scalzi interviews Chuck Wendig about his new Miriam Black novel on The Big Idea: “When Chuck Wendig is not drinking Febreeze smoothies or arguing with people about their burrito choices, he writes books!”

    Authors
  7. “I honestly believed at the beginning of my memoir journey that writing my story would enable me to let it go. Leave it behind me somewhere. I was secretly hoping these writers would confirm this belief. They didn’t.”

    Interviews
  8. The Rumpus Interview with George Saunders

    The Rumpus interviews George Saunders on grief, writing about Donald Trump, and the creative process for his new novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.

    Authors
  9. Rockwell Redux: An Interview with Maggie Meiners

    At the literate lens, Sarah Coleman interviews artist Maggie Meiners on her stunning, modern recreations of classic Norman Rockwell paintings.

    Art
    by Maggie Meiners
  10. Creative Havens: Syrian Artists And Their Studios

    Creative Havens takes you on in-depth tours of Syrian artists’ studios in Syria and abroad, with accompanying interviews. They are a place to celebrate Syrian art as well as “a cry of hope launched towards the blue of the sky.”

    Art
  11. Vulpes Libris

    Vulpes Libris, Latin for “Book Fox,” is a literary hub where a collective of bibliophiles talk about what they read, and publish interviews, reviews, and other bookish treats.

    Books
  12. Syria Was Once Heaven

    Nariman and her mother Khadijah fled Aleppo, Syria, two years ago, and now live in a collective shelter in Lebanon. They describe — and mourn — the Syria that was, and hope for the Syria that will be.

    Current Events
  13. Telling Story, Sharing Light: A Roundtable Discussion with the Women of Tea&Bannock

    Tea&Bannock is a supportive community celebrating life through the Indigenous gaze. Meet the seven artists behind it.

    Culture
    Photo by Tenille Campbell.
  14. “It’s kind of related to this concept that Gloria Steinem writes about, the idea that we are linked, not ranked.”

    Culture
  15. 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)