Media Filter
  1. Too Close to Call

    “Across our 50 states we vote by mail, ranked-choice selection, provisionally, and by absentee— the fact we can know anything on election night is nothing short of a bureaucratic miracle. So the spectacle of election night television should be considered as just that: entertainment only loosely connected to determining the shift in political power.”

    Current Events
  2. The Adverts 250 Project

    Every day, The Adverts 250 Project highlights ads from Colonial America, shedding light on the era’s material culture and everyday life, and showing the pervasive presence of slavery in 18th-century advertising.

    Business
  3. You Don’t Have to Live in Public

    Austin Kleon on the need to gain a sense of ownership over our online lives: “Back [in 2013], the worst I felt social media did was waste your time. Now, the worst social media does is cripple democracy and ruin your soul.”

    Commentary
  4. Graphique Fantastique

    Natasha (Tasha) Nuttall is a graphic designer in London, UK, and on Graphique Fantastique she shares career advice for aspiring designers as well as snapshots of her work and the things that inspire her creative process.

    Art
  5. Here’s How I Survived My First Week As An Unemployed Reporter

    Andrea Watson was a journalist at DNAinfo in Chicago — until suddenly there was no more DNAinfo. What’s next? More journalism. “I don’t know how to stop finding stories. Honestly, they find me. And when they do, I can’t turn my back on them.”

    Current Events
  6. Ashley Graham on New York’s Fall Fashion Issue

    “When does Ashley Graham get to achieve what she seems to want — that being, a model, full-stop, rather than a model with size qualifiers — and when might she get to do it in a straight-up fashion spread, without the mandate being to underline her sexuality?”

    Fashion
  7. IndieWire

    IndieWire is an online publication covering film and TV, with a constant flow of news, reviews, and interviews for passionate fans and industry insiders.

    Culture
  8. George Lakoff

    The blog of George Lakoff, professor of cognitive science and linguistics at the University of California at Berkeley and author of the influential book on how language influences public policy, Don’t Think of an Elephant.

    Culture
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  9. The true story of how Teen Vogue got mad, got woke, and began terrifying men like Donald Trump

    Teen Vogue, unlike Time or Newsweek, is drawing explicitly from a rich tradition of aggressive, opinionated, adversarial coverage of sexist white men.”

    Feminism
  10. Futurism

    A leading web destination for the latest news, infographics, and videos on the science and technology that are shaping our future, from artificial intelligence and robotics to virtual reality.

    Culture
  11. How to Find and Support Trustworthy Journalism

    Journalist and independent-press advocate Josh Stearns offers a wide range of resources for readers looking for trustworthy media outlets in our post-truth, fake-news era.

    Current Events
  12. Comics
  13. Parachute journalism and rural America’s revenge

    “Democrats and most of the mainstream media ignored what was happening in rural America until the morning after the election. And they ignored it at their own peril.” Post US-election, Truevine and Factory Man author Beth Macy writes about the forgotten citizens of rural America.

    Commentary
  14. The Story of Brexit, in the Style of Mideast Reporting

    “Radical Protestant separatists have rocked the European Union, voting to leave the federation that had tenuously unified Christians belonging to opposed sects.” What if we wrote about Brexit the same way we wrote about the Middle East?

    Commentary
  15. “The truth is there is no one to blame for the demise of newspapers… The entire linchpin of the newspaper business model was controlling distribution, and when that linchpin was obliterated by the Internet, it was inevitable that the entire apparatus would collapse.”

    Internet