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  1. Pieces of History

    One of several U.S. National Archives blogs, Pieces of History is where the Archives’ staff share rare and noteworthy documents, photos, and stories that show the richness and complexity of American history.

  2. The Untold Story of a Prison Guard’s Struggle

    Tyler Caffee recounts his sister Jami’s experience while working at Corcoran State Prison in California, one of the highest security prisons in the US. The essay raises awareness of the increased risk of suicide for female correctional officers and is part of the Unofficial Archives series at Tropics of Meta.

  3. 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.

  4. Nation of Second Chances

    More than 1,700 people were granted clemency during the Obama presidency. A Nation of Second Chances tells their stories in words and images, from the hardships of imprisonment to their attempts to rebuild their lives.

  5. TAKEN: Stories of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women

    Taken is a television series dedicated to telling the individual stories of the more than 1,000 indigenous women who have gone missing or have been murdered in Canada.

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  6. Farnam Street

    Farnam Street, a blog created by Shane Parrish, is devoted to helping you develop an understanding of how the world works, make better decisions, and live a better life. It aims to expand your intellectual horizons, connect ideas, think in multidisciplinary ways, and explore meaning.

  7. Architectural Afterlife

    “People were here once, living and working and now they are gone while the collapsing ruins remain a place that is looked past by so many.” Preserving history through imagery, Cleveland, Ohio-based photojournalist Johnny Joo documents the history of decaying, forgotten places across the US.

  8. Podcast in the Spotlight: This Filipino American Life

    Joe at This Filipino American Life explains why the podcasting medium was the right fit for them, and how their site complements their recorded content.

  9. 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.

  10. TRUE

    Brought to you by the makers of Proximity Magazine, True publishes weekly interviews and essays on the craft of memoir and telling true stories.

  11. The MFA Years

    Founded and edited by Caitlin Neely, The MFA Years follows the experiences of first and second year MFA candidates in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.

  12. The 99 Best Things that Happened in 2017

    Many might want to forget 2017 ever happened; at Quartz, Angus Harvey compiled a list of 99 things that might help salvage the image of the year that just ended.

  13. Should You Write Every Day? A Close Look at the Oldest Piece of Writing Advice

    Nathaniel Tower is a writer with a family and a full-time job — and his position on whether or not a daily writing habit is crucial has become more nuanced over time.

  14. Going Underground to Explore London’s Secret Tunnels

    Guy Shrubsole digs up land-registry data to discover a secret network of Cold War-era tunnels just beneath central London — maps included.

  15. Anthropocene Magazine

    Anthropocene focuses on human innovation in a challenging, rapidly changing world, sharing stories on sustainability, biodiversity, preservation, and more.