1. Street Art in Silves

    Photographer Jo takes on us on a photowalk of Silves, Portugal, to see delightfully decorated electrical cable boxes.

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    Photo by Jo
  2. Continuous Line and Wire Drawings

    Karl Jeffery’s beautiful drawing “Five Dancing Ladies” was created with a single, continuous line.

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    By Karl Jeffery
  3. How to judge your work

    Danny Gregory reminds us that evaluating our creative efforts requires distance. “The time to judge your work is after the clang of battle has died down, the dust of hooves has settled. Only then can you see what you have done. And if it is good.”

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  4. Possibilities

    Blogger Cate finds inspiration in Paul Kalanithi’s book, When Breath Becomes Air: “Kalanithi’s story had lifted me from my own, which has recently featured a kind of enervated fretfulness, circular and deadening, a not-quite-worry that breeds insomnia…I read this dead man’s book, and I slept.

    Personal Musings
  5. Why You Should Drop Everything and Travel to Iran Now

    “Why go to Iran? How is Iran as a country? Is it safe to visit Iran? Behold, my humble attempt to answer your questions…” Shivya Nath at The Shooting Star shares thoughts on why you should visit Iran (and her stunning photographs may be all the proof you need).

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  6. The Girl on the Train

    Erynn Brook compiles a thread of tweets, about her encounter with an 18-year-old stranger having a seizure on the subway, into a post on her blog.

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  7. What it means to become British

    From Nadia El-Awady: “I come from a culture that tends to glorify non-elected, autocratic, all-powerful leaders. They have to. The consequences of not doing so are not pretty. So I’ve grown up with a disdain for the glorification of single human beings; even those that don’t have much power.”

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  8. Wonder Woman

    “We’re all a little weird thanks to our mothers. I’m carrying that tradition on with my own children.” Mary Laura Philpott, who blogged previously at I Miss You When I Blink, shares an excerpt from her new essay collection at Longreads.

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  9. L.A. Taco

    The people behind L.A. Taco are obsessed with Los Angeles. The indie publication was founded in 2006, mostly to document tacos and street art. The site now covers the Los Angeles food scene, music, galleries, festivals, and more.

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    Andrew Boyle