Reasons to be Cheerful
Reasons to be Cheerful is an editorial project dedicated to “stories of hope, rooted in evidence.” A project spearheaded by David Byrne of Talking Heads fame, Reasons to be Cheerful reports stories that “balance a sense of healthy optimism with journalistic rigor, and find cause for hope.”
On the website of Bernardine Evaristo, winner of the 2019 Man Booker Prize, you’ll find information on upcoming events, a portfolio of her talks and public writing, and a well-selected collection of interviews.
The Big Issue
The mission of The Big Issue is to dismantle poverty by creating opportunity, through self-help, social trading and business solutions.
So About What I Said
When trolls told Freeman-Sheldon Syndrome sufferer Melissa Blake that she was too ugly to post photos on the internet, she responded with selfies — and they went viral. On her blog, she talks about disabilities, lifestyle, and pop culture.
As more and more national magazines and website consolidate into big media groups, regional journalists are keeping the investigative and creative fires stoked — like Belt, “a digital publication by and for the Rust Belt and greater Midwest.”
Intifooda: Rediscovering Palestinian Cuisine
Saveur Blog Award finalist Intifooda is a recipe blog by two friends — Rasha S and Rasha K — dedicated to archiving and preserving traditional Palestinian cuisine.
Southern Fried Science
At Southern Fried Science, explore videos and articles by a team of marine and environmental experts on conservation and the challenges our oceans face.
Okonjima Nature Reserve: The African Cat Experience
“There she was. Amali. In all her splendor.” At Big Tiny World Travel, Brianna recounts her adventure searching for big cats in Namibia’s Okonjima Nature Reserve.
The marriages and murders of the Harcourt brothers of Oxfordshire
“Since this had left him without a wife, he asked to be absolved from the crime of murder, and to be granted dispensation to marry again.” Dr. Hannes Kleineke explores the Harcourt brothers in a blog dedicated to medieval members of the Parliament of England.
This group of librarians works to give voice to Muslim literature and books with Muslim protagonists: “We aim to recognize, celebrate and honor the books and authors that get it right.” As the site’s authors cleverly say, “We’ve got it covered.”
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