Nostalgia Filter
  1. Hunting Dinosaurs in Central Africa

    At Contingent Magazine, Edward Guimont dives deep into the 19th century, and tells the story of the strange European quest to find living dinosaurs in Africa.

    Animals
  2. Let Me Show You the World

    Iman Sultan explores the rich storytelling traditions that gave the world Aladdin — but that have been all but erased in the blockbuster Disney versions.

    Culture
  3. ALAMORE

    “Putting the two sets of letters together – 96 in total – with my diaries, I realised I had invaluable source material which covered social attitudes of the time together with national and international events…. Throughout there is a love story and the building of a relationship.” At Alamore, Maureen Blake publishes letters and diary […]

    Current Events
  4. No One Cares What I Think about the New Star Wars

    With the final episode in the Star Wars saga just around the corner, writer Lucy Blue, a lifelong super-fan, reflects on the movies’ darker, more morally ambiguous tone, and the way the series has evolved since her ’70s childhood.

    Commentary
  5. How to Know if You Have Turned Old

    “The old have seized the right to feel sure of themselves, content with their life, and at peace with the fact that they just listened to an entire audiobook on shuffle and were no more confused than if they had listened to the chapters in order.”

    Humor
  6. Time Gents

    Time Gents is a labor of love by Sydney journalist, blogger, and pub historian Mick Roberts, where he documents the stories, traditions, and images of hotels and pubs all over Australia.

    Architecture
  7. History Extra

    From Tudor Christmas traditions to 19th-century fashion, History Extra — the blog of the BBC History Magazine — brings the past back to life in all its quirks.

    Culture
  8. Top 40 Weekly

    Whether you’re a music, history, or stats lover, you’ll find new things to learn and new ways to while away your time at Top 40 Weekly, a huge archive of pop-music data going back to the 1950s.

    Culture
  9. Atomic Redhead

    From visiting the world’s oldest McDonald’s location to sharing vintage Disneyland postcards, Janie Ellis’s Atomic Redhead blog focuses on fashion, design, and travel inspired by America’s mid-century aesthetic.

    Architecture
  10. all about Madonna

    Celebrate the pop icon’s 60th birthday by diving into the rich archives of all about Madonna, where you’ll find news, interviews, magazine stories, and other materials going back decades. 

    Culture
  11. In Search of Beirut’s Collective Memory

    Journalist Iain Akerman follows Mona El Hallak, a Lebanese architect and activist, as she tries to reconstruct facets of the city’s past through the archive of a long-defunct photographer’s studio.

    Culture
  12. Philately. Lately.

    Lovers of all things postal, rejoice! At Philately. Lately., Poland-based blogger Octavian shares treasures from his vast stamp collection, one post (no pun intended. Maybe.) at a time.

    Art
  13. What Is the Most Nostalgic Song of All Time?

    “A simple question, posed at eight o’clock on a Saturday night. I got 5,000 comments back.” At the Village Voice, Mikel Jollett writes on music’s power to evoke memory and a sense of loss.

    Commentary
  14. The Country Where Fútbol Comes First

    If you love soccer, you probably enjoy a good underdog story. Here’s Uruguay’s: a small country with a rich World Cup legacy, which Candace Rose Rardon lovingly retells in her illustrated essay on Longreads.

    Culture
  15. Forgetting the Madeleine

    At Longreads, Paris-based pastry chef Frances Leech reflects on taste, memory, and literature’s most famous confection: the humble madeleine, immortalized in Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time.

    Cooking