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  1. FIYAH: Magazine of Black Speculative Fiction

    “So give us your Black elves, your Black space captains, your Black heretics standing against prophecies and insurmountable odds. Send us your Black wizards and Black gods, your Black sergeants fighting on alien planets. Give us all of your horror, SFF, and relevant subgenres. Because the future of genre is now.”

    Fiction
  2. Hemispheres Magazine

    Are you staying close to home these days but missing the excitement of new destinations? Relive the fun of international travel by browsing through Hemispheres, United Airlines’ award-winning onboard magazine.

    Exploration
  3. “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
  4. Black Lives Matter: Six Poems

    Poetry can often channel grief, pain, solidarity, and resistance in ways that everyday language can’t.

    Culture
    Photo by Lorie Shaull (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  5. Meg Guliford on being a black grad student right now: “I’m disappointed with and disheartened by the institutional expectation that pressing forward with little interruption while trying to process all this heartbreak is healthy.”

    Academia
  6. 50 Top Pizza

    We might not be able to travel very far these days, but nothing should stop us from living vicariously through 50 Top Pizza, where three Italian experts have been ranking the world’s best pizzerias since 2017.

    Culture
  7. You Need A Budget

    On their blog, the You Need a Budget team shares posts full of practical information around personal finance and budgeting, with a more recent focus on people who’ve been affected by recent shocks to the global economy.

    Business
  8. The Poetry of Science

    On The Poetry of Science, Sam Illingworth translates cutting-edge scientific research into poems, bridging the science/humanities gap along the way.

    Education
  9. Parents, Stop Freaking Out, Teachers Aren’t Perfect Either

    Angela Graham, a teacher, addresses the fears of parents who are new to homeschooling: “We are not perfect, and whatever school ends up looking like for your child the rest of this year, we don’t expect you to be perfect either.”

    Commentary
  10. Why we’re canceling our trip to Kauai: An exponential essay

    “Each of the paragraphs I’ve written represents three days, and each word represents a person in the United States infected with COVID-19. . . . If I continued to follow the formula of this piece: Paragraph 17 would be 65,536 words long–about the length of my first book.”

    Current Events
  11. Memoir Mixtapes

    Music and memory are inextricably linked, and at Memoir Mixtapes, you’ll find creative nonfiction and poetry inspired by the ways music shapes the lives of listeners.

    Culture
  12. The Avocado

    Love pop culture? Want to talk about it with other people who love pop culture, and maybe make some friends? Welcome to The Avocado, “a home for people who want to discuss movies, TV, or any of a wide range of pop culture while fostering a sense of community where you can share in each […]

    Comics
  13. Take a Walk on the Fire Side

    Maybe walking on hot coals is a way to find catharsis or personal growth. Or maybe it just hurts. 

    Jetpack
  14. Agbowó

    Based in Ibadan, Nigeria, Agbowó defines itself as an “afrocentric literary and arts community,” publishing original essays, fiction, poetry, and visual work.

    Art
    Photo by Michael Sean Gallagher (CC BY-SA 2.0)
  15. Runway Girl Network

    Runway Girl Network is a buzzing hub where a group of diverse aviation journalists share news, insight, and analysis for travelers and industry professionals alike.

    Business