Popular Culture Filter
  1. If the Loneliness Comes, Beep Me

    Brian Burns on identity, queerness, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Buffy didn’t necessarily make me into who I am but it did allow me to be who I was.”

    Identity
  2. Huck Magazine

    From surf and skateboard culture to music, art, and activism, Huck Magazine shares stories from the people on the countercultural frontlines.

    Culture
  3. Five on Film: The Role of Cinema in 2017

    Five lovers of film share their insights on the role of cinema.

    Commentary
    Photo by Kenneth Lu (CC BY 2.0)
  4. Losing My Religion: The Demise of Rock and Roll

    Is rock’s moment over? Wide-ranging interviews with indie rock bands explore what the landscape looks like for the contemporary rock band (and fan).

    Music
  5. Previously.TV

    TV recaps, commentary, discussion, and other assorted nonsense from the creators of Television Without Pity. They talk about TV the same way they watch TV: “with a mix of appreciation, obsession, grim resolve, and abiding affection.”

    Popular Culture
  6. “It’s kind of related to this concept that Gloria Steinem writes about, the idea that we are linked, not ranked.”

    Culture
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. “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."

  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. Amsterdive

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

    Culture
  15. 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