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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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)
  6. 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
  7. My Persian Corner

    Born to Iranian parents in Alabama, Pontia lived in Madrid, Bologna, Berlin, and Santiago before settling in Tehran. On My Persian Corner, she shares “experiences, knowledge, and insight into a misunderstood country… to dispel misconceptions and stereotypes about Iran and its people and culture.”

    Culture
  8. 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
  9. Lorene Scafaria’s ‘Hustlers’ and the Anatomy of the Scam

    “These archetypes give women the extremely confused message that to be truly independent, ambitious, and empowered — and dare we say, feminist — is to perform well in the marketplace of the likeable self. It also gives capitalism, which is superficially unfashionable, a second life: its mercenary logic can take on a socially conscientious sheen.”

    Feminism
  10. Binjal’s VEG Kitchen

    Binjal Pandya, who grew up in Mumbai and now lives in Pennsylvania, spreads her love of vegan and vegetarian cooking on Binjal’s VEG Kitchen, a Saveur Blog Award finalist in the Best Food Culture Blog category.

    Cooking
  11. Intifooda: Rediscovering Palestinian Cuisine

    Saveur Blog Award finalist Intifooda is a recipe blog by two friends — Rasha S and Rasha K — dedicated to archiving and preserving traditional Palestinian cuisine.

    Cooking
  12. Southern Fried Science

    At Southern Fried Science, explore videos and articles by a team of marine and environmental experts on conservation and the challenges our oceans face.

    Animals
  13. BmoreArt

    Baltimore, Maryland, is a city brimming with art, culture, and history. Since 2007, the BmoreArt team has been curating and highlighting the best events and happenings around the region to the benefit of locals, visitors, and armchair travelers alike.

    Art
  14. GastroGays

    Irish blogging duo Russell James Alford and Patrick Hanlon write (and podcast) about food and travel, with occasional forays into Eurovision Song Contest coverage.

    Cooking
  15. CFile Daily

    Creators, collectors, and educators from the worldwide ceramics community congregate at CFile Daily, a leading space for news, resources, and stories about the thriving art form.

    Art