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  1. Literary Hub

    Lit Hub is a central place for writers, publishers, books, bookstores, librarians, and readers to congregate and celebrate books and literary culture.

    Books
  2. The Last Word On Nothing

    “Science says the first word on everything, and the last word on nothing,” said Victor Hugo. The Last Word on Nothing is a collaborative blog by science writers all over the world. They write for publications like New Scientist, Scientific American, Smithsonian, National Geographic, and more.

    Environment
  3. The Paris Review Daily

    The Daily is the blog of the Paris Review, the quarterly literary publication dedicated to culture and the arts.

    Books
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  4. How We Escape It: An Essay

    “Writing is one thing, living is another—or maybe not. In this, our life-as-maze, we can either spend our days wishing the maze weren’t so difficult or accept the challenge and be a-mazed in turn.” At JSTOR Daily, Mary Cappello pens a scholarly longread on what it means to escape.

    Academia
  5. Clive Thompson

    Clive Thompson, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and Wired, writes about how technology affects everyday life. On his blog, he shares short posts compiling links to interesting reads about current topics.

    Authors
  6. Granta Magazine

    Granta is a London-based literary quarterly that publishes a range of writing from Nobel laureates to debut novelists. In its themed issues, you’ll find fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and interviews.

    Books
  7. The Public Medievalist

    From Game of Thrones to white-supremacist imagery, echoes of medieval culture are part of the current moment. The Public Medievalist is a webzine that explores the intersection of medieval history and modern politics and culture.

    Art
  8. The Walrus

    The Walrus, a magazine about Canada and its place in the world, publishes longform journalism, essays, fiction, poetry, illustrations, and photography by Canada’s best writers and artists.

    Books
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  9. Finding Fossils with a Legendary Dinosaur Hunter

    “Wendy is more Mad Max than the nerd with a fondness for fossils I’d expected. A living legend, known the world over for her sixth sense. A celebrated dinosaur hunter. And a real badass.” Photographer Susan Portnoy explores the Canadian Badlands of southern Alberta with Wendy Sloboda.

    Exploration
    Photo by Susan Portnoy
  10. Guernica – A Magazine of Global Arts

    Founded in 2004, Guernica is an award-winning magazine focused on the intersection of global arts and politics, run entirely by volunteers.

    Commentary
  11. The Millions

    Called an “indispensable literary site” by the New York Times, The Millions covers the latest in books, culture, and the arts.

    Culture
  12. “Vibrator Nation” by Lynn Comella

    A Q&A with the Vibrator Nation author: “They led with sex education not titillation, and worked to advance a social mission that included putting a vibrator on the bedside table of every woman, everywhere, because they believed that access to accurate sexual information and quality products had the potential to make everyone’s lives better.”

    Academia
    Photo by Krystal Ramirez
  13. Southern Foodways Alliance

    The Southern Foodways Alliance documents, studies, and celebrates the diverse food cultures of the changing American South — and its site offers a wealth of resources, stories, and oral histories to explore.

    Cooking
    A plate from Helvetia’s ramp supper. Photograph by Emily Hilliard.
  14. David Walbert

    Writer and crafstman David Walbert publishes thoughtful essays, observations, poems, stories, and other formats on history, food and agriculture, culture and religion, education, and craft work.

    Authors
  15. How To Work For Your Favourite Rapper

    “The first few weeks will be blurry, abstract, and smoked out. Every experience eye opening; some burdening, most reddening. The hotel rooms are bigger than your future.” Negele Hospedales, aka Hospey, recounts what it’s like to work for Chance the Rapper.

    Music