1. How We Escape It: An Essay

    “Writing is one thing, living is another—or maybe not. In this, our life-as-maze, we can either spend our days wishing the maze weren’t so difficult or accept the challenge and be a-mazed in turn.” At JSTOR Daily, Mary Cappello pens a scholarly longread on what it means to escape.

    Academia
  2. Clive Thompson

    Clive Thompson, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and Wired, writes about how technology affects everyday life. On his blog, he shares short posts compiling links to interesting reads about current topics.

    Authors
  3. Granta Magazine

    Granta is a London-based literary quarterly that publishes a range of writing from Nobel laureates to debut novelists. In its themed issues, you’ll find fiction, nonfiction, poetry, art, and interviews.

    Books
  4. The Public Medievalist

    From Game of Thrones to white-supremacist imagery, echoes of medieval culture are part of the current moment. The Public Medievalist is a webzine that explores the intersection of medieval history and modern politics and culture.

    Art
  5. The Walrus

    The Walrus, a magazine about Canada and its place in the world, publishes longform journalism, essays, fiction, poetry, illustrations, and photography by Canada’s best writers and artists.

    Books
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  6. Finding Fossils with a Legendary Dinosaur Hunter

    “Wendy is more Mad Max than the nerd with a fondness for fossils I’d expected. A living legend, known the world over for her sixth sense. A celebrated dinosaur hunter. And a real badass.” Photographer Susan Portnoy explores the Canadian Badlands of southern Alberta with Wendy Sloboda.

    Exploration
    Photo by Susan Portnoy
  7. Betsy Lerner

    Betsy Lerner is a literary agent and author of Bridge LadiesThe Forest for the Trees, and Food and Loathing. On her personal blog, you’ll find thoughts on writing, publishing, and more. 

    Authors
  8. One Phone Call Can Change Everything

    “A lot can change in the course of one phone call.” At Commode to Joy, Jamie Muscato writes about her father’s death, her strong bond with her brother Troy, and the call that changed everything seven years ago.

    Death
  9. Guernica – A Magazine of Global Arts

    Founded in 2004, Guernica is an award-winning magazine focused on the intersection of global arts and politics, run entirely by volunteers.

    Commentary
  10. Even Racists Got the Blues

    A viral post from Audrey Nickel at The Geeky Gaeilgeoir: “Most of the time, I feel a little bit sorry for people who make horrendous translation mistakes. This is not one of those times.”

    Language