1. Illustration
  2. Mabry Campbell Photography Blog

    Immerse yourself in the tones and textures of architecture and landscape in Mabry Campbell’s photography.

    Architecture
    By Mabry Cambell
  3. “It’s kind of related to this concept that Gloria Steinem writes about, the idea that we are linked, not ranked.”

    Culture
  4. My ancestors survived colonization and all I got was this lousy eye twitch

    A medical condition requiring botox sends the author — a young indigenous woman — deep into an unfamiliar, unwelcoming space: a cosmetic surgery office.

    Health
  5. Hchom

    “Hchom” is the sound of something tasty being devoured. On her blog, Hchom, Canadian comic book artist Marian Churchland shares illustrations and comics of projects she’s working on, and things she loves and wants.

    Art
  6. What Is Music For

    Cellist Miranda Wilson on music’s sublime and subversive power, and the importance of music education: “Music is not a daily vitamin or a nasty vegetable that you have to eat before you can have ice cream. Music is worth studying because music is wonderful.”

    Education
  7. The Scott Brothers

    Known for their HGTV home improvement and lifestyle shows, the Scott Brothers — identical twins Drew and Jonathan and older brother J.D. — produce real estate and construction-focused entertainment across multiple platforms.

    Business
  8. Art
    By Dominique F. Cameron
  9. 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
  10. Thoughts on Belonging

    Writer and educator Monna McDiarmid, a Canadian based in Yokohama, Japan, reflects on her shifting sense of belonging to the various places she’s lived in.

    Culture
  11. documenting the obvious

    Peter, a Berlin-based photoblogger, shares his atmospheric shots of urban landscapes, musical performances, and odd objects on his site, .documenting.the.obvious.

    Art
  12. Architecture
  13. And, now, for the weirdest medical diagnosis ever.

    With humor and insight, Carol J. Pardun writes about the rare swallowing disorder she was diagnosed with — and what she’s learned from the process about herself and what she wants the next year to look like.

    Health
  14. Our World In Data

    Explore empirical data that charts the history and development of human civilization at Max Roser’s site, Our World in Data.

    Data
    Image by dirkcuys CC-BY SA 2.0
  15. California

    Amanda Fletcher on her mother’s suicide: “I will never be free of her dying. Even here in Los Angeles — two, ten, fifteen years later and three-thousand miles apart — I am still on my knees in the closet with the door pulled closed, clutching a piece of yellow lined paper.”

    Death
    Photo by NFarmer CC-BY SA 2.0
  16. 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
  17. Cathy O’Neil on the Cold Destructiveness of Big Data

    Data scientist Cathy O’Neil comments on how algorithms — “under the guise of math, fairness, and objectivity — reinforce and magnify the old biases and power dynamics that we hoped they would eliminate.”

    Data
    Photos by Johnny Simon (Quartz)
  18. Brian est dans le cuisine.

    “Brian is in the kitchen.” But who is Brian, and why is he always in the kitchen? A funny take on a classic language-learning phrase.

    Humor
  19. Travels with My Art

    Art, sketches, and images by Ali Dunnell, an artist, photographer, and teacher living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

    Art
  20. The Baseline Scenario

    Launched in 2008, The Baseline Scenario explains the key issues in the global economy and develops concrete policy proposals. Authored by Peter Boone, Simon Johnson, and James Kwak, the blog has been cited by every major publication covering economics and finance.

    Business
  21. Saron Yitbarek: ‘I Don’t Belong in Tech’

    “I feel you whisper make the world a better place as you drift to sleep, so obsessed with changing it that you forget that the world is made up of little people like me.” CodeNewbie founder Saron Yitbarek writes about her relationship with the tech industry.

    Technology
  22. Two Erasure Poems by Amanda Oaks

    “with eyes / so soft & / wandering / my claws / spill / wicked words.” (From an erasure poem by Amanda Oaks.)

    Art
  23. Women’s Wear Daily

    Women’s Wear Daily, a WordPress.com VIP partner, is a century-old publication covering the business and culture of fashion, from breaking news and trends to Fashion Week updates.

    Business
  24. Authors Talk: Randon Billings Noble

    In this podcast, author Randon Billings Noble discusses her essay “The Sparkling Future, the Eternal Present” and how older work can continue to have value for readers. “The writer might no longer be the same person by the time the writing is published, but its message can still be relevant to those who read it.”

    Authors
  25. OpenTable Blog

    The blog of the online restaurant reservation service delivers stories, trends, and tips from the frontlines of the food world.

    Food