1. Paul Dobraszczyk

    Manchester, UK-based researcher, artist, and photographer Paul Dobraszczyk is interested in visual culture, the built-environment from the 19th century and on, the urban future, underground spaces, print culture, and industrial architecture.

    Architecture

    "Underground City" (2007)

  2. Lake Ransom

    “Sometimes, music can communicate in a space uninhabitable by even the most wildly ambitious words,” writes John at Windstrewn. “Lake Ransom” is his latest piece: an original, ambient musical composition.

    Music
  3. Art
  4. A hijab by any other name is…fashion.

    “I happen to be a Muslim, hijab-wearing woman, and somehow, I do not think this is a huge step forward for us.” An alternate take on high-fashion hijab from The Modest Life.

    Culture
  5. a day pack

    Emily Pack loves clothes — but also tries to live her values. Her blog is all about ethical fashion that helps her look and feel great.

    Fashion
  6. Omar Z Robles

    Photographer and social media influencer Omar Z Robles is known for his unique aesthetic of street photography, capturing dancers on the streets who tell stories through movement. He is an official Fujifilm X-Photographer and has a massive Instagram following.

    Art
    Image by Omar Z Robles
  7. The Arrow

    Haiku and photography by Melinda Green Harvey: Don’t be fooled by that / arrow: everything that counts / is on the other side.

    Photography
    Photo by Melinda Green Harvey
  8. Science Friday

    Science Friday is more than a weekly radio program dedicated to all things science — it’s “brain fun, for curious people.”

    Education
    Photo by Global Panorama CC BY-SA 2.0)
  9. It’s Not What You Think

    “It’s possible that, along with grunge, Generation X’s other great gift to society is depression.” In his tribute to Chris Cornell, Rich Larsen reflects on despair, aging, and his generation’s struggles with mental health.

    Commentary
    Image by Andreas Eldh (CC BY 2.0)
  10. Art
  11. Family Genes

    All the males in Neil Kramer’s family had an inherited muscular disorder — but none of them ever talked about it, or sought help. Neil breaks that pattern.

    Family
  12. Photo Essay
    Photo by Lignum Draco
  13. Daddy Coping in Style

    E.C. Knox is a dad to two little boys, and you can learn from his mistakes. “Parents: I’m speeding up my ‘traveling with little kids’ travel series and jumping to the conclusion – little kids are the reason for all-inclusive Cancun resorts.”

    Family
  14. Art
    By Tez
  15. breaking the surface

    Tenille Campbell recognized burnout and then did something about it: “But slowly, slowly, I felt like I couldn’t breathe. I couldn’t feel the joy. I couldn’t feel the passion. I felt… grey. Nothing. Absent.”

    Commentary
    Photo by Tenille Campbell
  16. A Porker of a Personal Best!

    Ashley Rae recounts landing the big one — a personal best carp on Lake Ontario: “One wrong move and this fish could be gone.”

    Sports
  17. The Female Gaze

    “A journal for those who like to view the world as a work of art,” The Female Gaze is published by a group of women who explore and write about visual media, from film to architecture.

    Art
  18. “an ocean”: A Poem by Charlotte Covey

    At Hawaii Pacific Review, a Charlotte Covey poem on writing, wonder, and danger: “you will never be / just a poem. you will / be rocks breaking / ribs, angelfish kissing / wounds.”

    Poetry
  19. On Descriptive Grammar and Banal Bigotry

    In a provocative post, Dustin Atlas says everyone should join the grammar police: “Giving up on proper grammar is fine. Giving up on better grammar — which requires correcting each other — is not.”

    Commentary
  20. Don’t Look

    A former museum assistant unearths drawings in an old, tiny sketchpad, kept in the pocket of a blazer during shifts in the galleries.

    Humor
  21. Photography
    Maiko ( trainee geisha ) waiting for taxi on Kiyamachi-dori street in Higashiyama nr. Gion, Kyoto, Japan
  22. “Nothing opens the mind and heart to a spiritual experience like solitude. It may not always be easy, and there will undoubtedly be some lonesome, wistful moments, but it is these very moments that allow a spiritual journey to unfold.”

    Books
  23. Village Voice

    Village Voice is the go-to guide for news, music, movies, culture, restaurants, and events in New York.

    Culture
  24. Sketching Family

    The family that sketches together stays together! Parents Peter and Sabine and children Vincent (17), Lilli (15), and Richard (10) all share their art here. (Note: site is in German.)

    Art
  25. New Cookbook Preview from Smitten Kitchen

    “These are the recipes for the food that makes us happy.” Deb Perelman at Smitten Kitchen shares a recipe for Cacio e Pepe Potatoes Anna and talks about her new cookbook, Smitten Kitchen Every Day: Triumphant and Unfussy New Favorites.

    Authors