1. grass clippings

    Love bluegrass, Americana, and folk music? So do the music lovers behind grass clippings — find musician interviews, reviews, reporting from music festivals, and more.

    Music
  2. Ten Things a “Clueless Eater” Can Do to Live More Sustainably

    At the University of Washington Press Blog, author and Pacific Northwest environmentalist Kathleen Alcalá shares tips for making everyday life less wasteful and more community-minded.

    Environment
  3. Weekend Food

    “All food should be in some way healthy. That much, in this day and age, is pretty much a given. But good food should be so much more than that too: as well as being delicious it should also have a history and a context and an occasion. It should stay in your head.”

    Cooking
  4. How to Disappear

    For Alex DiFrancesco, coming out as transgender — even to themself — wasn’t possible without first disappearing.

    Identity
  5. Seriously, the Guy Has a Point

    Greg Fallis writes about Fearless Girl and Charging Bull — the two sculptures staring each other down in Lower Manhattan — and about the difficulty of engaging others in nuanced arguments.

    Art
    Image by Anthony Quintano (CC BY 2.0)
  6. Realm of History

    Realm of History is an online compendium dedicated to the study of the past — from archaeology news to the latest in pop culture references to antiquity — all presented in an accessible, engaging style.

    Architecture
  7. Why Chefs Wear White (and Sometimes Color Too)

    How did modern chefs come to wear white jackets and 12-inch-tall “toques”? It all started with Marie-Antonin Carême and Auguste Escoffier.

    Cooking
  8. Mortifications

    Adam Fleming Petty looks back at his teen years to consider the overlap between hardcore punk and Christianity: “Pummeling my body was what shows were for; performing such abasements myself would have been ineffectual, even disrespectful, like trying to baptize yourself.”

    Music
  9. Do we need role models?

    “I like having chosen the road less traveled, with its many twists and turns. But a compass and a guide are helpful.” At Broadside, Caitlin Kelly muses on getting older and looking for role models.

    Personal Musings
  10. A love letter to climbing

    Kathy Karlo pens a love letter to climbing: “Nature becomes a great equalizer and through climbing, we’re able to channel emotions through something physical.”

    Nature
  11. On book blogging expectations vs. reality

    Marie shares how she was wrong about book blogging: “When I started blogging, I expected so many things to happen. Some did. Some others didn’t.”

    Writing
  12. Margaret Atwood

    The official site of Margaret Atwood: poet, novelist, children’s author, and (surprise!) cartoonist. Browse Margaret’s cartoons, read interviews, and learn about her work supporting green interests.

    Authors
    Photo by Larry D. Moore (CC BY-SA 4.0)
  13. Photography
  14. Two Fat Americans

    Julie and Dean turn the stereotype of “fat American tourists” on its head with their off-the-beaten path travels. Their blog shows that adventure isn’t just for the size four.

    Photography
  15. Pulled Punches

    A coffee, a loyalty punch card, and a Rubik’s Cube star in Marissa’s wishful musings for more analog time.

    Nostalgia
  16. Cooking
  17. The Eudora Welty Foundation

    The Eudora Welty Foundation celebrates the life and work of American author Eudora Welty. Explore reading guides and learn about her life, work, beautiful garden, and the house she lived in in Jackson, Mississippi, for 80 years.

    Authors
    Photo by Natalie Maynor
  18. In defense of the ordinary

    Writer Andrea Badgley reflects on the value of her writing practice: “Details are meaning enough. Being present in a moment is meaning enough.”

    Personal Musings
  19. History Imagined

    Three authors of historical fiction joined forces to create History Imagined, a blog for writers and readers who relish the opportunity to imagine long-gone worlds.

    Authors
  20. My Daughter’s Birth

    After her partner gave birth to their daughter, blogger and scholar Lucy Allen reflects on a complicated delivery, made more so by hospital staff making her feel unequal and unacknowledged as a parent.

    Essay
  21. FAN/FIC Magazine

    FAN/FIC is an online magazine for fanfiction readers and writers: essays about fan culture, practical advice on how to improve your craft, interviews with writers, and more.

    Books
  22. Lex Loves Couture

    Alexa Alfonso loves fashion, and loves putting together looks on a budget. Her on-trend site is jam-packed with accessible fashion, beauty, and home tips.

    Fashion
  23. snowmads.blog

    Jason and Kristin Snow left their traditional jobs to explore North America in an RV. Living in a vintage airstream, three RVs, and now a place in Springfield, Missouri, to call home in between trips, these “snowmads” love to embark on — and share — their adventures.

    Exploration
  24. The Elements of Bureaucratic Style

    Colin Dickey examines the syntax and bureaucratic voice in an email from United CEO Oscar Munoz: “Munoz employs the passive voice at key moments to make it clear that there are no other actors in this drama other than Dao.”

    Business
  25. Robot Cars and the Fear Gap

    From Ketan Joshi: “No technology will result in the complete eradication of vehicular fatalities, but considering the major role of human error in car accidents, computer assistance and eventual control should lead to a serious reduction of death and injury. Currently, this doesn’t matter.”

    Data