1. History Extra

    From Tudor Christmas traditions to 19th-century fashion, History Extra — the blog of the BBC History Magazine — brings the past back to life in all its quirks.

    Culture
  2. foods before dudes

    Food and innovative art — can you think of a better combination? At foods before dudes, kara’s custom 3D models add a distinct visual spin to the recipes she shares.

    Art
  3. The Philosophical Salon

    Published by the Los Angeles Review of Books, The Philosophical Salon‘s mission is to bring together leading intellectuals from across the world in a single forum.

    Culture
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  4. OCEARCH

    Track whales, seals, alligators, turtles, and sharks at OCEARCH — an open source project to geared to helping scientists collect previously unattainable data on animal movements from deep in the world’s oceans.

    Animals
  5. CrimeReads

    From thrillers to mystery novels, CrimeReads — created by the Literary Hub team — explores the far reaches of the world of literary suspense with essays, reading lists, and more.

    Books
  6. The Agenda

    Tablet Hotels’ magazine, The Agenda, offers healthy doses of glossy escapism and travel inspiration for jet-setters, couch-surfers, and armchair travellers alike.

    Design
  7. Convivial Supper

    Erin O’Reilly is a lay antique cookbook hobbyist. At Convivial Supper, she shares fascinating and curious excerpts from cookbooks, cooking posters, and recipes in the public domain, printed prior to 1922.

    Cooking
  8. Corvid Research

    Dr. Kaeli Swift studies crows, jays, and other bird species in the Pacific Northwest of the U.S., and shares updates and stories that engage an audience of bird-lovers and experts alike.

    Animals
  9. Maurice Scully

    At the online home of Irish poet Maurice Scully, you’ll find links to published works in PDF format and recordings of his poetry readings.

    Art
  10. Top 40 Weekly

    Whether you’re a music, history, or stats lover, you’ll find new things to learn and new ways to while away your time at Top 40 Weekly, a huge archive of pop-music data going back to the 1950s.

    Culture