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  1. 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.

  2. Meanjin

    One of Australia’s leading and longest-running literary journals, Meanjin Quarterly publishes essays, fiction, and poetry by authors ranging from the up and coming to the globally celebrated.

  3. The Center Everywhere

    “Of all the things that I am sure about, I am sure that my perception does not describe the reality, it is only my reality.” At A Light Circle, M.P. Baecker writes a thoughtful, poignant essay on self-centeredness and awareness.

  4. Global Catastrophe Is Just Two Melted Glaciers Away

    In a widely shared article, Grist writer and meteorologist Eric Holthaus warns about the rapid collapse of Antarctic glaciers and the devastating floods that could ensue.

    Current Events
  5. I Think, Therefore I Am Getting the Goddamned Epidural

    Western philosophy clashes with Rebecca Schuman’s birth plan in her hilarious, harrowing Longreads essay.

    Illustration by Annelise Capossela
  6. Inside the “Fake, Fantastical” World of Zumba

    At Quartz, Amy X. Wang returns from a week at a major Zumba convention with an entertaining, critical account of the dance-fitness fad’s origins and its current popularity.

    Image by Bro. Jeffrey Pioquinto, SJ (CC BY 2.0)
  7. The Power of Reading: Connecting People Around the World Through Books

    In a guest post, author Ann Morgan—the blogger at A Year of Reading the World—reflects on her 2017 project, “Postcards from my bookshelf.”

    Author Ann Morgan of A Year of Reading the World in Crete.
  8. You Can See the Battle Scars

    In Venezuela, journalist Christian Borys talks to the young activists who are torn between leaving for a better future elsewhere, and fighting on in a country that’s becoming less and less livable.

    Current Events
  9. Proximity Magazine

    Proximity “is a quarterly collection of true stories exploring place, space, and connections in the modern age,” featuring solid writing and a weekly blog post to help ease the wait between issues.

  10. Berfrois

    Founded and edited by Russell Bennetts, Berfrois is a literary-intellectual online magazine based in London, England, covering a range of subjects from poetry to philosophy and science to economics.

  11. Tin House

    Tin House offers an artful and irreverent array of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and interviews and covers both established authors and undiscovered writers.

  12. Draft by Draft: The Narrowing Lens of “Stranded”

    At Brevity, Jill Talbot, author of the memoir The Way We Weren’t, gives us a masterclass in revising our writing after rejection: “So many times, we have to get out of our essay’s way.”

  13. Harper’s Magazine

    Harper’s Magazine is the oldest general-interest monthly in the US, exploring current events, politics, society, culture, and the environment through longform narrative journalism and essays from both new voices and distinguished writers.

  14. The Normal School

    “We’re just sort of the lit mag equivalent of the kid who always has bottle caps, cat’s eye marbles, dead animal skulls, little blue men and other treasures in his pockets.” The Normal School is a biannual publication for people who love to read.

  15. Getting Lost in the Magic of Maps: Three Stories

    Real or fictional, maps don’t just represent space — they also make storytelling possible.

    Image by ChadoNihi (CC0).