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  1. Marmalade: A Very British Obsession

    Captain Scott took jars to the Antarctic with him, and Edmund Hillary took one up Everest. Marmalade is part of the British national myth. Olivia Potts wants to know why.

    Cooking
    Jar of homemade marmalade.
  2. The Pigeon

    Canada is a vast, diverse country, and The Pigeon is a new publication that aims to tell its stories with nuance and depth, focusing on Black, Indigenous, LGBTQ2S+, and POC voices.

    Commentary
  3. #ADA30InColor

    The Disability Visibility Project compiles #ADA30InColor, a series of essays on the past, present, and future of disability rights and justice by 13 disabled BIPOC writers.

    Autism
  4. On Family Secrets and How We Deliver Bad News

    “She’d have less to worry about if she knew none of these things. But if she knew none of these things, I reason, she also wouldn’t know me.” At LitHub, Rachel Beanland explores whether or not family secrets are ever justified.

    Death
  5. The Appeal

    The Appeal is a journalism project that focuses on some of the most urgent social issues in America, from criminal-justice reform to public health and voting rights.

    Commentary
  6. Canadian Art

    Canadian Art is the leading publication covering the art scene in Canada, and a go-to destination for features, essays, artist interviews, and exhibition listings.

    Art
  7. Beneath the black rocks

    An essay on death, loss, and coronavirus: “The same unknown that makes me nurse the thought of my mother’s death, makes me think of the loneliness of everyone who died of the virus…. For decades, for the rest of their lives they will be imagining the last moments of the ones who left them.”

    Death
  8. “Crescent City” by Anna Oberg

    “Living in Katrina’s wake, I cannot make sense of this haunted world. New Orleans is a place that has survived, but isn’t healing. I can identify. Despite having married the next man who loves me, I am still broken from the last one, who did not.”

    Essay
  9. “Making space for another viewpoint does not negate yours. Quite the opposite — it provides more context and framework for your own experience.” (Kiara Goodwin, The Everygirl)

    Commentary
  10. On Injustice, Inequality, and Being Black in America: A Reading List

    Personal posts, essays, and interviews by Black writers, bloggers, and thinkers, compiled by our editorial team.

    Commentary
    Photo by Markus Spiske
  11. Age of Revolutions

    For those who find it helpful to look at history to better understand current events, Age of Revolutions is an open-access, peer-reviewed journal that focuses on episodes of political unrest and social upheaval.

    Current Events
    Image via Wikimedia COmmons, by Dguendel - Own work, CC BY 4.0, Link
  12. The Dysfunction of Food

    Kim Foster’s James Beard Award-winning essay weaves together the themes of family, addiction, and fast food into a beautiful (and heartbreaking) narrative.

    Cooking
  13. What I Want to Know of Kindness

    As Devin Kelly recalls the death of his friend’s mom and how that spurred him to reconnect with his own mother, he reconsiders masculinity through the lens of grief and what we learn from suffering.

    Death
    County Kerry, Ireland.
  14. Land Lines Project

    Land Lines was a research project that explored British nature writing from the late eighteenth century to the present. Check out their prolific blog, which continues to celebrate nature and nature writing in England.

    Animals
  15. Grieving, but Calmed by a Different Kind of Storm

    In isolation, Stephanie Land finds surprising relief from PTSD — and discovers she is able to write again.

    Essay
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