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  1. Avidly

    Avidly, a channel of the Los Angeles Review of Books, is a weekly publication that specializes in short-form critical essays devoted to thinking and feeling about culture.

    Culture
    Photo by Roger W. CCB-BY SA 2.0
  2. Robert M. Ball

    Robert M. Ball is an illustrator, designer, and comic artist who creates an array of work for clients, from book covers to calendars to posters. He has a knack for producing images in popular culture, from his Beautiful Death series and Game of Thrones commissions.

    Art
  3. Top 40 Albums of 2016

    “For me, this list is the most important thing I write all year. While I enjoy all the various writing avenues I take, the ‘Top Albums’ list is really the end-all-be-all.” Andy Schroeder at Bob Dylan Wrote Propaganda Songs shares his annual list of top albums, including A Tribe Called Quest, Wilco, and more.

    Music
  4. “We Need to Be Braver”: Voices for Diversity in 2016

    The past year has seen its share of struggles — and of important, tough conversations.

    Autism

    Protesters after a rally against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Photo courtesy of NativeinDC, from "We Are What Our Ancestors Prayed For."

  5. We Laughed, We Cried, We Felt: The Posts We Loved in 2016

    Curl up with some tea and a comfy blanket, and revisit our favorite reads.

    Academia
  6. Celebrating the Rise of Superwomen

    Carolyn Cocca on women superheroes and contemporary femininity: “But diversity, authenticity, and complexity in storytelling and characterization engender tolerance and empathy by showing us that anybody can be a hero.”

    Comics
    Batgirl -- DC Comics
  7. Urban Kultur Blog

    Steven, the award-winning blogger, vlogger, and podcaster behind Urban Kultur Blog, focuses on street art, dance music, and other aspects of underground culture in the UK (and beyond).

    Art
  8. Amsterdive

    Amsterdam-based actress Ana V. Martins shares personal musings and reflections on city life, with tips for visitors and locals alike.

    Culture
  9. VSB

    VSB — short for Very Smart Brothas — is a daily digital magazine offering commentary, essay, and humor about news, pop culture, race, and sex.

    Commentary
  10. A Geek Girl’s Guide

    Michelle Anneliese, a self-described “Ravenclaw from District 13,” writes on various aspects of geek culture — from gaming and cosplay to Harry Potter — with a fresh, always-curious perspective.

    Culture
  11. style ‘n’ tonic

    Men’s fashion, personal style, and more from Constantinos Tzachas, art director at the Greek edition of ELLE magazine.

    Fashion
  12. Canadian Cinephile

    Film lover Jordan Richardson is a voracious consumer of all cinematic genres, from horror to documentaries. He’s been sharing reviews and other movie-related writing on his blog since 2009.

    Art
  13. Music to Your Ears: Behind the Scenes at Bandcamp Daily

    Bandcamp’s editorial director talks about their blog, which fosters serendipitous discovery and community.

    Business
  14. Thirty On Tap

    At Thirty On Tap, sisters-in-law Kate and De create “the lifestyle blog that feels like a conversation with your best friend.” Join them for fashion, fitness, food, lifestyle, entertainment, and a healthy dose of girl talk.

    Fashion
  15. America is lucky black people are really only fighting to be treated equally. Considering a black person is shot by police at an average of every 28 hours, we could be asking for more.
     
    We could be asking for what it owes.

    Film