1. madamegandhi.blog

    “I am a drummer whose mission is to elevate and celebrate the female voice.” Los Angeles-based musician and activist Madame Gandhi uses her voice, music, and written work to empower her audiences to be their best and authentic selves.

    Feminism
  2. Crank and Cog

    Ciarán and Laura are wanderers who prefer to absorb their surroundings by traveling very, very slowly. Join them as they eat, drink, photograph, chat, hike, and cycle everywhere from Ireland to Mongolia.

    Sports
  3. paulmakesart

    An online gallery by artist Paul Ayres, showcasing drawings and paintings, portraiture of celebrities and notable people, and a style that experiments with lines and digital art.

    Art
  4. Barbara Jane Reyes

    “I believe when a Pinay writes, and she is the subject of her own narratives, then she is subverting those master narratives which have figured her as a voiceless and passive object.” Filipina author, poet, and professor Barbara Jane Reyes blogs about literature, poetry, politics, and more.

    Authors
  5. Queen Smithereen

    Home cooking from a food-loving yogi: “I found magic learning to make a roux. I found perspective staring at the world upside down. I found happiness when chocolate and sea salt met.”

    Food
  6. CMOS Shop Talk

    At the Shop Talk blog, the editors and staff of the Chicago Manual of Style bring clarity, education, and amusement to anyone who works with words.

    Education
  7. Notes to self

    It’s easy to lose track of time on Ranga Rohini’s site, where visual storytelling takes multiple shapes, from striking monochrome photography to sketches based on her wanderings around Chennai, India.

    Architecture
  8. jiminy magazine

    The brainchild of two friends from the UK, Danni Claire and Emily Long, jiminy magazine is a lifestyle site that focuses on sustainability in food, travel, beauty products, and more.

    Design
  9. Math with Bad Drawings

    “Math, teaching, copious metaphors, and drawings that will never ever earn a spot on the fridge.” Welcome to the blog of Ben Orlin, which blends mathematics, humor, and really bad drawings.

    Data
  10. Shopfront Elegy

    Vici MacDonald photographs British commercial and industrial facades, often traveling to areas most people wouldn’t consider photogenic. For her, storefronts are more than just windows and signs: they’re “urban tales which deserved noticing and recording.”

    Architecture
    The Old Cinema, Baxter Gate, 37-40 Churchgate, Loughborough, Leicestershire, 2016 • Thank goodness for bingo keeping all these old cinemas alive...
  11. See Red Women’s Workshop

    Created by founding and former members of See Red Women’s Workshop, this site showcases the feminist posters and art the Workshop created to promote women’s rights.

    Art
    Art by See Red Women's Workshop
  12. poor gays on holidays

    The group of twentysomething friends behind poor gays on holidays report back from their shoestring-budget adventures, and share ideas for LGBTQ-friendly travel experiences.

    Diversity
  13. Huck Magazine

    From surf and skateboard culture to music, art, and activism, Huck Magazine shares stories from the people on the countercultural frontlines.

    Culture
  14. The Nordic Light

    Get a glimpse of life and nature in Scandinavia on the photography blog of Inger and Tor Vaa Eriksen, a husband-and-wife team with a passion for the outdoors.

    Landscape
  15. fourth generation farmgirl

    On her farming-and-lifestyle blog, Virginia-based Tonya shares tips on raising chickens and sheep, talks wine and travel, and tells stories from her daily life.

    Animals
  16. bug bug book reviews

    No matter how exhausted mom of three Lorilin gets, she always finds time to read! On bug bug book reviews, she reviews her favorites (and not-so-favorites), with a focus on fiction, memoir, and wellness.

    Books
  17. creartfuldodger

    Canadian artist Wilma Millette tells stories through collage and mixed media art, using found objects, old ephemera, photos, and other treasures from her “junk collection.”

    Art
  18. The Better Places

    Three editors — from Germany, Austria, and Switzerland — share their personal travel stories and recommendations about where to go, what to eat, and where to stay. “It’s about great food, hotspots, hotels, bars, design, and culture.”

    Lifestyle
  19. Broken Pencil Magazine

    Since 1995, Broken Pencil has been a mega-zine dedicated exclusively to exploring independent creativity, featuring zine and small press book reviews, comics, underground press excerpts, interviews, original fiction, and commentary.

    Comics
  20. Bill Hayes

    Browse the website of Bill Hayes: author, essayist, photographer, and lover of the late Dr. Oliver Sacks.

    Authors
  21. Suketu Mehta

    Suketu Mehta, the author of Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found, is a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the Lettre Ulysses Prize, the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize, and the Guardian First Book Award.

    Authors
  22. Mimo Khair Photography

    Shanghai-based photographer Mimo Khair is interested in people, cityscapes, and architecture, but whatever she shoots is infused with her keen sense of composition and storytelling.

    Architecture
  23. Raging Biblio-holism

    Biblio-holism: The overwhelming urge to collect, consume, and consider books. Drew Broussard loves books, and his insightful, articulate, personable reviews will help you grow your own library.

    Books
  24. Atlas Minor

    The website of author James A. Reeves features thoughtful blog posts and longform essays on topics that range from philosophy and art to health and family.

    Authors
  25. Places Journal

    Places is a journal that publishes narrative journalism, essays, criticism, and photography on contemporary architecture, the landscape, and urbanism.

    Architecture