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  1. Full Circle: First Nations Performance

    Full Circle: First Nations Performance is a non-profit society and registered charity that creates opportunities for Indigenous artists. 

    Culture
  2. What Does It Mean to Stand Up

    Tara Williamson reflects on the lives of Tina Fontaine and Colten Boushie and on how Canada’s systemic dehumanization of Indigenous people led to their needless deaths.

    Commentary
    Jade Tootoosis (Photo credit: Edmonton Journal)
  3. Artificial Intelligence Will Do What We Ask. That’s a Problem.

    By teaching machines to understand our true desires, one scientist hopes to avoid the potentially disastrous consequences of having them do what we command.

    Business
  4. 23 Retellings of Classic Stories From Science Fiction

    From an Iraq-set Frankenstein to an uncanny rendition of The Wizard of Oz, the staff at Tor.com have gathered an intriguing reading list of remixed classics.

    Books
  5. The English Language Is, and Was, Profoundly Multicultural

    At The Public Medievalist, Jocelyn Wogan-Browne dives deep into the diverse roots of the English language, which “has always been enriched by contact with other languages.”

    Commentary
  6. Which Comics Should You Read in 2020? Here Are Some Ideas.

    Comics and graphic-novels fans, rejoice! At The Drunken Odyssey, Drew Barth recommends some of the most anticipated titles of 2020 — the ones that will set the tone for an entire decade of visual storytelling.

    Art
    Cover of Umma's Table by Yeon-Sik Hong
  7. Hunting Dinosaurs in Central Africa

    At Contingent Magazine, Edward Guimont dives deep into the 19th century, and tells the story of the strange European quest to find living dinosaurs in Africa.

    Animals
  8. Let Me Show You the World

    Iman Sultan explores the rich storytelling traditions that gave the world Aladdin — but that have been all but erased in the blockbuster Disney versions.

    Culture
  9. No One Cares What I Think about the New Star Wars

    With the final episode in the Star Wars saga just around the corner, writer Lucy Blue, a lifelong super-fan, reflects on the movies’ darker, more morally ambiguous tone, and the way the series has evolved since her ’70s childhood.

    Commentary
  10. Toni Morrison on Reality TV, Black Lives Matter, and Meeting Jeff Bezos

    In an interview at Literary Hub, Toni Morrison says she wasn’t interested in writing at an early age. “No, I didn’t think about writing until I was 39. I read all the time. I could read when I was three years old and that’s what I did. At some point, I realized that there was […]

    Authors
    Photo via Literary Hub
  11. Why You Should Drop Everything and Travel to Iran Now

    “Why go to Iran? How is Iran as a country? Is it safe to visit Iran? Behold, my humble attempt to answer your questions…” Shivya Nath at The Shooting Star shares thoughts on why you should visit Iran (and her stunning photographs may be all the proof you need).

    Culture
  12. L.A. Taco

    The people behind L.A. Taco are obsessed with Los Angeles. The indie publication was founded in 2006, mostly to document tacos and street art. The site now covers the Los Angeles food scene, music, galleries, festivals, and more.

    Art
  13. Entre Nous: Tressie McMillan-Cottom

    In Barb magazine, founder Marcelle Karp has a wide-ranging conversation with author and professor Tressie McMillan Cottom, on the South, black feminism, being a little petty, and much more.

    Authors
  14. The Teen Idol Vanishes

    “Without 24/7 media, without the internet, a fiction like Dylan McKay could overtake a fact like Luke Perry.” 90210 star Luke Perry’s untimely death reminds us that Dylan McKay was one of the last icons of adolescence.

    Commentary
    Adam Scull / AP, Getty, Collage by Katie Kosma
  15. National Pie Week: Pie-Off in Special Collections

    In celebration of National Pie Week, the staff of Special Collections at the University of St Andrews used recipes from antique cookbooks to make sweet and savory pies for a potluck pie-off.

    Cooking
    Recipe for Venison Pasty from the Edwards family cookbook (c. 1800)