1. Panda Licorice Candy

    Panda has been making licorice candy since 1927, and they have a classic website to match, where you can buy their products and read all about licorice on their blog.

    Food
  2. So, it’s Autism Awareness Day

    “I’ll always see the world in a slightly different way than most people, but I’ve figured out a system that works for me, and it gives me great strength.” For Autism Awareness Day, Justin McElroy reflects on life on the spectrum.

    Autism
  3. 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
  4. A literary explorer’s guide to blogging

    Starting a new blog in the wake of coronavirus? Ann Morgan, the writer behind the successful blog “A Year of Reading the World,” offers her best tips in this guide to blogging.

    Authors
  5. This is not my first rodeo

    “I know that this situation, while ‘oh this again’ for me, is probably novel and once-in-a-lifetime for you. That is, in fact, why I did the job I did for 30 years: so that shortages and lockdowns and shutdowns and uncertainty aren’t life-as-usual for you.” The writer at InBLOGnito shares learnings from years of facing […]

    Commentary
  6. Commuting in Corona Times

    Artist Kera Till draws a public transportation map for these strange, uncertain times.

    Art
  7. The Scrappy Picture Schedule Might Save Us — Parenting in a Pandemic

    “And it also helped me, who needed direction to get through the otherwise shapeless day.” Heather Kirn Lanier shares how a picture schedule helped her and her daughter create structure in their day.

    Current Events
  8. 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
  9. COVID-19 Freelance Artist Resources

    Are you a freelance artist wondering how you’ll pay rent duringa  quarantine? Are you looking for ways to support independent artists during the widespread national shutdowns? Check out this ever-growing collection of resources on everything from disaster preparedness to emergency funding options to the best digital tools for creatives.

    Art
  10. Syria, Nine Grueling Years

    John Wreford remembers the Syrian war which started nine years ago. “I left everything. I gave the keys to the house I had bought to a displaced family and crossed the border into Lebanon and then onto Turkey to start again.”

    History
    Syrian refugee boy Atmeh Camp, Idlib Syria. Photo by John Wreford.