The Care and Keeping of Notebooks: A Reading List

Six stories about notebooks and note-taking from David Sax, Belle Boggs, Joan Didion, and more.

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Published: Oct 3, 2016

A Reading List About Utopias

Here are five stories about utopian societies.

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Published: Sep 27, 2016

We Need to Talk About Money: Seven Stories About Personal Finance

Honest discussions about income, rent, budgets, taxes—all that stuff—force us to reckon with our privilege. For so long, conversations about money were considered gauche. With every essay and podcast episode, that taboo is broken down.

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Published: Sep 20, 2016

All Hail the Queen: Five Stories About Pageants

In this list, you’ll find stories about drag royalty, the price of the perfect Western wardrobe, the perils of butt glue, and more.

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Published: Sep 11, 2016

Back To School: A Reading List

Bullies, teachers, classmates—it’s time to head back to school with these six stories from the Chronicle of Higher Education, Los Angeles Times and more.

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Published: Sep 5, 2016

The Spectacle of Crime: On Detectives, Mysteries, and Dead Girls

A reading list about fictional detectives and the authors who mastermind their literary crime-solving, as well as real-life detectives searching for the truth.

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Published: Aug 29, 2016

On Beauty: A Reading List About Makeup

Beauty criticism analyzes the ways we can subvert a society that would have us subsumed by self-loathing. We use the tools we’ve been given. Makeup, then, can be a weapon. And it can be damn fun.

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Published: Aug 21, 2016

Looking at Alaska: Seven Stories About The Last Frontier State

Alex Tizon investigates a bizarre missing persons case. Eva Holland goes snowshoe-to-shoe with some of Alaska’s boldest babes. And newly minted memoirist Blair Braverman talks about her writing process and her team of sled dogs.

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Published: Aug 15, 2016

Take a Hike: Seven Stories About Heading Outdoors

Stories about the outdoors, outdoor apparel, hiking buddies, bodily transformation, body image, abuse and sufferfests.

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Published: Aug 7, 2016

RNC vs. DNC: A Reading List Examining the Conventions

Ten stories examining the Republican and Democratic conventions.

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Published: Jul 31, 2016