Afterimage: The Journal of Media Arts and Cultural Criticism - Features critical articles about the visual
arts, photography, independent film and video, new media, and alternative publishing, covering important issues and debates within art history, visual
and cultural studies, media studies, and related fields.
American Show, The - The blog as collage, montage, pastiche and show, telling stories about people who
live in the state of mind called America. Reports on who's doing what and where in all areas of American life-from politics to culture to music to
Animal - Art, news, culture, politics, and opinion from New York.
Apology - Fiction, essays, humor, poetry, photographs and art.
archipelago - International journal of literature, the arts, and opinion.
Arts & Letters Daily - News and reviews: arts, letters, news, literature, philosophy,
criticism, history, language, higher education.
ArtsEditor - Feature-length articles in the areas of visual, performing, literary, film,
and musical arts.
Aspen - This is a web
version of Aspen, a multimedia magazine of the arts published by Phyllis Johnson from 1965 to 1971. Each issue came in a customized
box filled with booklets, phonograph recordings, posters, postcards - one issue even included a spool of Super-8 movie film. It's all here. Also
see the index.
Baffler, The - A journal of art, poetry, fiction, criticism, and satiric
illustration. The Baffler draws on a long American tradition of dissent, especially the critique of business culture that grew up back in
the hopeful days of the teens, twenties, and thirties. Inspired simultaneously by Randolph Bourne and H. L. Mencken;
determined somehow to follow in the paths of both The Masses and punk rock.
Ballardian - Explores tropes and motifs found in the work of J.G. Ballard.
Bitch Media - Feminist critiques of TV, movies, magazines, advertising,
and more, plus interviews with and profiles of women in all areas of pop culture.
BlackBook - An influential global pop culture brand and authority. BlackBook is the producer of an arts, culture, style and lifestyles digital platform (BBook.com), publication (BlackBook Magazine), and insider guide (BlackBook List), also functioning as a content producer and marketing services provider. Also see BlackBook Tumblr.
Boing Boing - Devoted to the weird, wonderful and wicked things to be found in technology and culture.
Bomb - Interviews between
artists, writers, musicians, directors and actors.
Brain Pickings - A "treasure chest" full of pieces covering art, design, science, technology, philosophy,
history, politics, psychology, sociology, ecology, anthropology, the brain child of Maria Popova, an interestingness hunter-gatherer and
curious mind at large, who also writes for Wired UK and The Atlantic, among others.
Briarpatch - Magazine of radical politics and culture, publishing
committed journalism and critical commentary from its home in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Brooklyn Rail - Critical perspectives on arts, politics, and culture.
Browser, The - Recommending articles, interviews and books of interest to the intellectually curious reader.
Berfrois - A literary-intellectual online magazine. It is edited by Russell Bennetts. Updated
Brain Pickings - The brain child of Maria Popova, an interestingness hunter-gatherer and curious mind at large, who also writes for Wired UK and The Atlantic, among others, and is an MIT Futures of Entertainment Fellow. Brain
Pickings is full of pieces across art, design, science, technology, philosophy, history, politics, psychology, sociology, ecology, anthropology,
Cabinet Magazine - Quarterly magazine of arts and culture. Presenting
wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary content in each issue through regular columns, essays, interviews, and special artist projects, Cabinet's
hybrid sensibility merges the popular appeal of an arts periodical, the visually engaging style of a design magazine, and the in-depth exploration
of a scholarly journal.
Calvert Journal, The - Dedicated to exploring the culture and creativity of the New East: eastern Europe, the Balkans, Russia and Central Asia.
Charnel-House, The - Ross Wolfe's blogging on Russian and Soviet studies, history of Europe, philosophy and Marxism. Wolfe writes primarily about classical avant-garde architecture, contemporary political issues (elections, activism, current events), and topics such as the environment, technology, liberalism, utopianism, and the history of the Left.
Citrus Report, The - Focuses mainly on contemporary art, but covers music, literature, politics,
pop-culture, fashion, celebrities, non-celebrities, economic stimulus plans, Kafka, Tolstoy, Marx, the reunion tours of bands that should never reunite,
Clamor - New perspectives on politics, culture, media and life.
CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture - Peer-reviewed, full-text, and open-access online
learned journal in the humanities and social sciences, publishes new scholarship following tenets of the discipline of comparative literature and
the field of cultural studies designated as "comparative cultural studies."
Colossal - Each week find 15-25 posts on photography, design, animation, painting, installation art, architecture, drawing, and street art.
Crane.tv - Online video magazine for contemporary culture.
Creators Project - A celebration of creativity, arts and technology. Features the works of visionary artists across multiple disciplines who are using technology to push the boundaries of creative expression.
CTHEORY - An international
journal of theory, technology and culture.
CubaNow - Digital magazine of Cuban arts and culture.
Culturekiosque - European guide to arts, culture and entertainment worldwide.
Culturespaces - This company manages Jacquemart-Andre Museum, Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild,
Greek Villa Kerylos, Roman Theater of Orange, Castle of Baux de Provence, Arènes of Nîmes, Maison Carree, Tour Magne, Castle of Valençay, Cite
de l'Automobile, Cite du Train, and Waterloo Battlefiel.
Dangerous Minds - A compendium of the new and strange-new ideas, new
art forms, new approaches to social issues and new finds from the outer reaches of pop culture.
DesignBoom - Design, architecture, art, photography and graphics.
DoubleTake - Online guide to the documentary world. Latest documentary work: books, films, and
Edge - Provocative writing and discussion on technology and culture.
Eklektx - Look for monthly profiles on some of the music industry's finest artists, plus features on hard-working bands on the verge of making it big. Each month look for new playlists featuring the hottest new music mixed with a library of classic cuts. Eklektx also takes you inside the studios of some of the world's most captivating visual artists.
Empty Mirror - Online literary and arts magazine based in Bellingahm, Washington. Beat generation and poetry, literary reviews and essays, book collecting, film, music, and the visual arts.
Gazine, The - Commentary and analysis with a left curve.
Global Comment - Provides an independent and neutral forum for talented writers anywhere in the world
to publish their commentaries on anything from current affairs to what is happening in their own backyard.
GriffithREVIEW - A leading Australian journal of ideas and analysis. Each themed quarterly edition addresses
a pressing contemporary issue with essays, memoir, reportage and fiction by outstanding Australian and international writers.
h+ - Covers technological, scientific, and cultural trends that are changing - and will change - human beings in fundamental ways.
Hedgehog Review, The - "Writing
by scholars and cultural critics focused on the most important questions of our day: What does it mean to be human? How do we live with our deepest
differences? When does a community become a good community?"
Huck - Exploring the many facets of radical culture, be it surf, skate, snow, music, art, activism,
pop culture, the environment and the world beyond.
Human Nature Daily Review - HNR's goal is to bring into communication a variety
of approaches to the understanding of human nature by welcoming make welcome writings and discussions on anthropology, archaeology, artificial intelligence,
behaviour genetics, cognitive science, developmental psychology, economics, ethology, evolutionary biology, evolutionary psychology, genetics, law,
linguistics, neuropsychology, neuroscience, palaeoanthropology, philosophy, politics, primatology, psychiatry, psychology, psychotherapy, sociology,
sociobiology, and debates about them; history, philosophy and social studies in the human sciences; Darwinian scholarship; hermeneutics; verstehen;
biography and autobiography; psychoanalytic and psychodynamic approaches and so on.
Humanities Magazine - From the National Endowment for the Humanities,
a U.S. federal agency that supports learning in history, literature, philosophy, and other areas of the humanities.
Hyperallergic - Playful, serious, and radical perspectives on art and culture.
International Review of Modernism - A review-journal that will publish short
articles, reviews, and extended review-essays on new scholarly and critical books on modernist literature and culture situated in historical and
Invisible Culture Electronic Journal for Visual Culture - Journal
dedicated to explorations of the material and political dimensions of cultural practices: the means by which cultural objects and communities are
produced, the historical contexts in which they emerge, and the regimes of knowledge or modes of social interaction to which they contribute.
Junkee - Australia pop culture zine, covering film, TV, politics, style, online and everything in between.
Killing the Buddha - A religion magazine for people made anxious by churches, people embarrassed
to be caught in the "spirituality" section of a bookstore, people both hostile and drawn to talk of God.
Kritikos - An international and
interdisciplinary journal of postmodern cultural sound text and image.
Lapham's Quarterly - Each issue of Lapham's Quarterly adopts
and explores a single theme. Its first four issues, for instance, were dedicated, respectively, to War, Money, Nature, and Education,
each created with an aim to help readers find historical threads from Homer to Queen Elizabeth I to George Patton, from Aesop to Edith Wharton to
Joan Didion. New essays from writers such as Stanley Fish, Fritz Stern, and Andrew Delbanco then knotted each theme together. A typical issue features
an introductory Preamble from editor Lewis H. Lapham; approximately 100 "Voices in Time"
- that is, appropriately themed selections drawn from the annals and archives of the past - and newly commissioned commentary and criticism from
today's preeminent scholars and writers. Myriad photographs, paintings, charts, graphs, and maps round out each issue's 224 pages.
n+1 - A thrice-yearly print journal of politics, literature, and
National Geographic - Takes you to the pages of the venerable magazine and into the
field with its television crews.
Nerds of Color, The - Pop culture with a different perspective. A community of fans who love superheroes, sci-fi, fantasy and video games but are not afraid to look at nerd/geek fandom with a culturally critical eye.
Nerve - Thoughts, ideas, experiences and stories about sex, gender and culture.
Orion - Magazine of culture and creativity. Orion publishes the work of the writers
shaping a relationship between nature and a new emerging cultural ethic - Barbara Kingsolver, Bill McKibben, Gary Paul Nabhan, Sandra Steingraber,
David Quammen, Richard Nelson, Terry Tempest Williams, Barry Lopez, Robert Michael Pyle, Thomas Moore, David James Duncan, Wendell Berry, Scott Russell
Sanders, Ann Zwinger, and others - as well many new voices.
Other Voices - An award-winning, electronic journal of cultural criticism published
at the University of Pennsylvania. Regularly publishes provocative essays, interviews, roundtable discussions,
lecture transcriptions, audio lectures, multimedia projects, translations and reviews in the arts and humanities.
OUPblog - The talented authors, staff, and friends of Oxford University Press provide daily commentary on nearly every subject under the sun, from philosophy to literature to economics.
Oxonian Review, The - Features essays and reviews of recently published work in literature, politics,
history, science and the arts. It is published by graduate members of the University of Oxford, although it welcomes contributions from
other University members and non-Oxford affiliates.
Pacific Standard - Grapples with social, political, and cultural issues by focusing on what shapes human behavior-the psychological tendencies, hidebound customs, material conditions, prevailing institutions, and galvanizing ideas that propel modern life.
Palma Louca - Devoted to Brazilian culture and
arts, trends and tourism.
Penn Humanities Forum - Interdisciplinary research center. Goal is to introduce
humanistic perspectives to the sciences, professions, and public, and to bring ideas, long confined to the ivory tower, into popular discourse.
Performance Club, The (The P-Club) - A group of people who go to performances together, mostly in NYC,
and then discuss them afterwards, in person and/or via this website, a curated, multi-feature blog which is both a forum for arts writing as well
as a chance for interested parties to share their own critical voices in an interactive community.
Philosophers' Mail, The - A new news organisation, based in bureaux in London, NYC and Melbourne, run and staffed entirely by philosophers.
Platform33 - UK site showcasing dance, music, theatre, and visual arts artists.
PopMatters - International magazine of cultural criticism covering music, television, films,
books, video games, computer software, theatre, the visual arts, and the Internet.
PopOptiq - Pop-culture webmagazine. Original writing, podcasts, and other content on visual pop culture, including film, TV, games, and comics.
Port - A global quarterly men's magazine based in London, merging style with thoughtful, intelligent
content. The magazine features essays and profiles from the world's foremost and iconic practitioners in fields such as architecture, design, business,
film, environment, politics, literature and comedy alongside timeless examples of classic style and fashion.
Curator's Choice - On the first Tuesday of each month, features a special guest post from a gallery, library, archive or museum curator reflecting upon a group of works in one of their open digital collections - that is, public domain material which has had no restrictions placed on it as it's been digitised and made available online.
Ralph - Review of arts, literature, philosophy, and the humanities.
Rambles - A cultural arts review publication focusing on traditional music, speculative
fiction, folklore, movies and art.
Reality Sandwich - Web magazine whose subjects run the gamut from sustainability to
shamanism, alternate realities to alternative energy, remixing media to re-imagining community, holistic healing techniques to the promise and perils
of new technologies.
Remezcla - An innovative local guide to cutting-edge Latin culture in Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York,
and San Francisco.
Resonance - Modern music, film, literature and the arts.
Ruction & Rumpus - A daily combination of music, art, photography and literature.
Rumpus - Books, art films, music, interviews, essays.
Rutgers Art Review - Annual journal produced by graduate students in the Department of Art History at Rutgers University.
Sans Everything - A blog on politics and culture written
by John Haffner, Jeet Heer, A. M. Lamey, and Ian Garrick Mason.
Selvedge Yard, The - Celebrates cultural icons in the world of motorcycles, muscle cars, rock & roll, cinema, pin-up beauties, kustom kulture, Americana, photography, art, design, menswear, style, literature, and adventure..
Smart News - Smithsonian blogging articles related to the arts, history, science and popular culture.
Smart Set, The - Covers culture and ideas, arts and science, global and national affairs - everything from literature to shopping, medicine to sports, philosophy to food.
Smithsonian - Bask in the glow of Sargent's luminous portraits. Dance with a
devilfish off the coast of Baja. Witness the mysterious moving stones of Death Valley.
Smart Set, The - An online magazine from Drexel University covering culture and ideas, arts
and science, global and national affairs - everything from literature to shopping, medicine to sports, philosophy to food.
TANK Magazine - Informed, articulate and original style, photography,
art and writing.
The Issue Ten - Cutting edge fashion, lifestyle news, photography and art.
The Point - Chicago-based print magazine of essays and criticism on contemporary life and culture.
Three Monkeys Online - Current affairs and arts magazine, in three languages, English,
Italian, and Spanish, published monthly.
Timeline - Bimonthly journal, features editorials, book reviews,
interviews with leading-edge thinkers, and articles on conflict resolution, systems thinking, sustainability, ecology, social issues, building community,
moving beyond materialism.
Transition - Cultural criticism; forum for black intellectuals.
Triple Canopy - Encompasses digital works of art and literature, public conversations, exhibitions, and books. Based in New York.
Vectors - Journal of culture and technology in a dynamic vernacular. Vectors maps
the multiple contours of daily life in an unevenly digital era, crystallizing around themes that highlight the social, political, and cultural stakes
of our increasingly technologically-mediated existence. As such, the journal speaks both implicitly and explicitly to key debates across varied disciplines,
including issues of globalization, mobility, power, and access. Operating at the intersection of culture, creativity, and technology, the journal
focuses on the myriad ways technology shapes, transforms, reconfigures, and/or impedes social relations, both in the past and in the present.
Vice - Online den of nefarious activities, investigative journalism, and enlightening documentaries.
Visual News - Publishes entertaining, educational, and inspiring visual content: photography, painting, sculpture, collage, illustration, architecture, graphic and industrial design, animation, documentaries/film, music, dance, literature, books, infographics, data visualizations—anything that shows us the world through a visual lens.
W - Published by the Kootenay School of Writing,
putting the verse back in perversity.
Wallpaper - Consumer zine for urban modernists and global navigators covering architecture,
interior design, industrial design, entertainment, fashion, and travel.
Web Urbanist - Covers creative visual culture from around the world, from product design to urban planning,
urban street graffiti to installation art pieces.
What - Integrates knowledge from different fields and spreads it with the aim of encouraging the balance
between individual, society and environment.
What If? - Writings on evidence-based utopianism, everyday apocalypses of desire, and other radical possibilities. From Christy Rodgers.
zingmagazine - The format of zingmagazine is comprised of rotating
curatorial projects. Each curator is invited to create a context of their choosing for each issue. A myriad of different disciplines are explored
in each issue from architecture, design, fiction, poetry, drawing, photography, video, music, fashion, as well as a special projects including books,
posters, and CDs.
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