1. Small Town Gardener

    Marianne Willburn is the self-taught gardening expert behind Small Town Gardener, a collection of practical and humorous columns about creating the garden of your dreams.

    Animals
  2. Nature on the Edge

    At Nature on the Edge, Liz Hardman documents all the wildlife she sees around her in South Africa’s Western Cape, from zebras on the beach to foraging baboons.

    Animals
    Image by Liz Hardman
  3. 500 Pens

    500 Pens is a coalition of writers and photographers covering social justice, activism, and advocacy efforts.

    Diversity
  4. Erin J. Bernard, Essayist

    From reflections on pop culture to thoughtful takes on politics in Portland and beyond, Erin J. Bernard’s site offers her perspective on a wide range of topics.

    Commentary
  5. Film Quarterly

    A magazine for serious film lovers: in-depth articles, reviews, and interviews examining all aspects of film history, film theory, and the impact of film, video, and television on culture and society.

    Culture
  6. Draw The Line

    “It turns out that comics can touch the soul like no other art form.” This website brings together over 100 comic artists, each illustrating positive, non-partisan political actions that people┬ácan take if they want to make a difference.

    Art
    Art by Graeme McGregor
  7. Four Way Review

    Four Way Review is a nonprofit, independent, biannual literary journal from Four Way Books, which publishes poetry and fiction from established and emerging authors.

    Authors
    Photo by Antony Stanley
  8. Very Berry Handmade

    UK-based designer and maker Ali blogs about stitching of all kinds and specializes in sewing and crochet. She also writes about food and gardening.

    Cooking
  9. Humane Gardener

    Nancy Lawson believes that all creatures — from skunks to snails — have their own important (and helpful!) place in your garden.

    Animals
  10. DIY MFA

    The typical MFA (Master of Fine Arts) boils down to one simple formula: Writing + Reading + Community = MFA. At DIY MFA, you’re given the tools to create a do-it-yourself version of the MFA and encouraged to write, read, and build a community in ways that serve your goals.

    Reading