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  1. New Delta Review

    New Delta Review is a literary and arts journal produced by MFA students at Louisiana State University. Find original fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, reviews, interviews, and artwork by established and new writers and artists, with a focus on underrepresented voices.

    Academia
  2. 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
  3. Do You Wish You Were More Politically Outspoken? Nick Cave Responds.

    “My songs sit in that liminal space between decided points of view.” On The Red Hand Files, his website of letters to fans, Nick Cave beautifully explains why his songs don’t have overt political messages.

    Music
    Photo by Gosha Rubchinskiy
  4. Bellingcat

    A group of international volunteers who are using pioneering online research techniques to investigate world events — from Mexican drug lords and crimes against humanity, to tracking the use of chemical weapons and conflicts worldwide.

    Current Events
  5. Sarah Cooper’s 10,000 Hours

    “Befitting a 10,000 hour journey that constantly saw experimentation (tweeting, writing, drawing, open mics, stand-ups, acting) the groundwork was laid for Cooper’s next breakthrough via a new platform: Tik Tok.” Trung T. Phan examines the rise of comedian and Trump lip-sync master Sarah Cooper.

    Current Events
  6. Open Americas

    Open Americas encourages open, respectful debate around social issues facing the Western Hemisphere. “We advocate a diversity of thought through information, whether it be conveyed through research, literature, reviews, or photographs.”

    Commentary
  7. The MD Life

    At The MD Life, follow the journey of Cynthia Kudji-Sylvester and Jasmine Kudji, a mother and daughter who are “tackling medical school and residency together.”

    Education
  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. 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
  10. 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
  11. Tabitha Farrar on Eating Disorder Recovery

    Tabitha Farrar, one of the founders of World Eating Disorders Action Day, shares her experience of blogging about recovery — and supporting others in their own journeys.

    Education
    Neural Rewiring for Eating Disorder Recovery book cover, tabithafarrar.com
  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. An Astronaut’s Guide to Self-Isolation

    Astronaut Chris Hadfield offers self-isolation advice on his WordPress site.

    Inspiration
    chrishadfield.ca
  14. Ways to Participate Online for Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary — and Take Action Every Day

    Ahead of Earth Day on April 22, browse environmental publications and get involved in digital initiatives.

    Environment
    Photo by Markus Spiske
  15. Meet the Real Hero Who Inspired Apple TV’s “Home Before Dark”

    Discover the true story of Hilde Lysiak, the young journalist who inspired a new mystery series about her life and her website.

    Inspiration