1. Here’s How I Survived My First Week As An Unemployed Reporter

    Andrea Watson was a journalist at DNAinfo in Chicago — until suddenly there was no more DNAinfo. What’s next? More journalism. “I don’t know how to stop finding stories. Honestly, they find me. And when they do, I can’t turn my back on them.”

    Current Events
  2. Don’t Talk About “Race Cards” Unless You Want to Talk About Who Built The Deck

    “While it’s possible for this term to exist in a neutral sense, it most certainly does not.  This term exists for the sole purpose of silencing black people, policing black thought, and to protect white privilege and white comfort.”

    History
  3. Nicolette Shasky

    Interactive and UI designer Nicolette Shasky’s site isn’t just beautiful, graphic, and bold — she also shares hard-won design, freelancing, and business tips on her blog.

    Business
  4. “The poor kid can’t figure out why he is unable to waltz beneath the dinner table. He can see his hands, his feet, his belly, even his junior if he sucks in, but what he can’t see is that ever-so-stealthy forehead that perches on top like a frightened cat.”

    Inspiration
  5. beginnings ~

    We loved the simplicity and depth of tornadoday’s poem, “beginnings”: “it hardly seems / a moment passed / before the coming home / to understand / beginnings / have no end”

    Poetry
  6. Roasted Autumn Vegetable Pot Pies

    We could not agree more: “there’s something about taking pastry dough and wrapping it around, partially or completely, some kind of filling that makes it simply irresistible.”

    Cooking
  7. Yaansoon Illustration + Art

    An illustration site created by a “nomadic Mediterranean foodie,” Yaansoon is a colorful celebration of food, travel, and visual storytelling.

    Art
  8. Sgt. Thomas Holmes, Canada’s Youngest Victoria Cross Recipient

    In honor of Remembrance Day (Veterans Day in the US), meet Sgt. Thomas Holmes, Canada’s youngest recipient of the Victoria Cross — the highest award of the United Kingdom honors system — presented for gallantry “in the face of the enemy.”

    History
  9. Tracks

    In which Dan and his poodle mix, Aki, discover pre-winter beauty in Juneau, Alaska: “Yesterday…a deer crossed over the sandy beach. Frost has filled in one of the cloven tracks, now preserved in frozen sand until the next thaw.”

    Animals
  10. One Does Not Simply Add Ethics to Technology

    L. M. Sacasas’s essay reminds us that the tension between technology and ethics isn’t new — we’re just coming back to it these days with new questions and new challenges.

    Commentary