1. Curating punk rock

    Can and should punk rock memorabilia be on display in museums — or does that defeat the purpose of punk’s ethos in the first place? Aging punk Matthew Barlow explores the question.

    Art
    Image by tigga666 (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  2. Whose Strike?

    There have been calls for Trump opponents in the US to stage a general strike — but what does that mean, and what does it risk? A look at the often-violent history of American labor relations.

    Current Events
  3. Give Me Meatloaf

    Annie loves meat, beer, and the Barefoot Contessa, and churns out classic comfort foods from her Chicago kitchen.

    Cooking
  4. The Online Issue

    Self-proclaimed online shopping addict Bridie started her lifestyle blog to share her personal style, favorite looks, online shopping tips, and anything else that inspires her from the worlds of fashion and beauty.

    Fashion
  5. Watercolor Reportage: The Women’s March in Paris

    Jessie Kanelos Weiner attended the Women’s March in Paris, France, and reported back — in beautiful watercolor paintings.

    Art
    By Jessie Kanelos Weiner
  6. What It’s Like to Lose Your Short-Term Memory

    Christine Hyung-Oak Lee had a stroke at age 33. Read an excerpt from her new memoir: “But my stroke would teach me things too, among them the value of taking a break from the unending pressure to be perfect.”

    Authors
  7. Cooking
  8. Symbols of Love at the Manchester Museum

    Did you know that “two mandarin ducks playing in water” is a Chinese metaphor for loving couples? Discover objects of love, old and new, at the Manchester Museum.

    Animals
    Francis C. Franklin
  9. December 16

    “What do you say to a man who is dying?” The mundanity of the weather forecast butts up against the profundity of a man’s final moments in this spare but evocative poem.

    Death
  10. Winnipeg Love Hate

    Photographer Bryan Scott documents the beauty and decay of Winnipeg, Manitoba, in equal measure at Winnipeg Love Hate.

    Art
    Photo by Bryan Scott
  11. Conversations With Baristas

    “The 6:43 a.m. Saturday conversations with baristas are the best conversations to have with baristas.” Writer Jeff Riley is a regular at his coffee shop, and his chats with the baristas go beyond the usual pleasantries.

    Personal Musings
  12. Art
  13. emotions – silencing;

    Brianna Dawn’s compact poetry is dense with imagery: “when you whisper, notes / vanish, shrinking in the air / becoming shadows / of the music your voice could / sing – they could have filled the air”

    Music
  14. [I]t seems to me that bouncing back relies on certain predictable laws of motion. But nothing is predictable anymore. That means we’re not going to bounce back. We’re going to bounce forward or sideways or all over the place, and we’re going to have to figure out how to do it as we go.

    Current Events
  15. Art
  16. Make Wealth History

    On his blog, UK-based writer Jeremy Williams publishes on sustainability, global inequality, and the need to “use less, want less, and be more generous” to protect our planet and its inhabitants.

    Commentary
  17. mathbabe

    At mathbabe, Cathy O’Neil vents about quantitative issues. She’s the author of Weapons of Math Destruction, which was longlisted for a National Book Award in 2016.

    Authors
  18. “Dear Literature,
    Thank you for keeping us entertained, making us think, showing us other worlds, and offering glorious distraction when reality has us freaking out. What would we do without you? We love you forever.
    Signed, Readers”

    Books
  19. WOMANIFESTO

    “You have handed me a box of matches and no chaperone / And a world made of lies and polyester. / Congratulations.” Angry, energized words from an angry, energized woman. (Editor’s note: strong language.)

    Feminism
  20. Proof Perfectly

    Language lovers, rejoice — Proof Perfectly, the personal site of proofreader Sara, features posts on writing, grammar, and the art of editing.

    Language
  21. Mark Johanson

    Travel, food, and culture writer Mark Johanson is based in Santiago, Chile, and has written for publications such as Newsweek, GQ, the Guardian, CNN, BBC, and Lonely Planet. He also photographs people, nature, and landscapes from his travels.

    Exploration
  22. Animals
    Photo by Elinor
  23. Bottle Magazine

    Bottle is a no-holds-barred magazine written by women who “are whole human beings with careers and informed opinions who also happen to watch YouTube videos and bake cupcakes and have sex.”

    Culture
  24. Camino Sketchbook Review

    Allow the girl with the blue hair to take you on a 40-day tour of the Camino de Santiago via her watercolor sketchbook video.

    Art
  25. Culture