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October 31, 2017

Websites To Read in 2017

My seventh yearly list of favorite websites, these are the sites (not mentioned in previous years) I have most recommended to friends family, and Largehearted Boy readers over the past year.


Catapult


Catapult

Catapult (which also is a respected independent publisher) posts some of the internet's finest essays and fiction daily.

notable posts:

Eulogy for a Home: Tehran Revisited
Walter Benjamin’s Last Hike


The Creative Independent


The Creative Independent

The Creative Independent features a fascinating array of interviews with artists of all sorts on creativity.

notable posts:

Eileen Myles on performance, landscape, and vernacular
Julien Baker on learning to articulate joy


Electric Literature


Electric Literature

Electric Literature is one of the finest literary sites, featuring interviews, reviews, and feature posts.

notable posts:

The Asian American Women Writers Who Are Going to Change the World
The Second Death of Clarice Lispector


Extra Crispy


Extra Crispy

Extra Crispy covers one thing, breakfast, with admirable and entertaining thoroughness.

notable posts:

How Amy Sedaris Does Breakfast
How Author Paul Yoon Does Breakfast


Little Atoms


Little Atoms

Little Atoms offers thought provoking interviews and essays on a wide range of subjects from art to politics.

notable posts:

Little Atoms podcast 476: Nicole Krauss and Kamila Shamsie
How AT&T shaped modern art


LIT


LIT

Yahdon Israel's LIT interviews are insightful and entertaining, and easily my favorite video series online.

notable posts:

Claire Messud on The Burning Girl, Strong Women, Family and Friendship
Jesmyn Ward on Storytelling, Writing Black People into the Future and new novel Sing, Unburied, Sing


Longform


Longform

Longform curates the most interesting long form journalism on the internet, and its podcasts with journalists and authors are always compelling.

notable posts:

Longform Podcast #261: Hillary Clinton
Longform Podcast #250: Patricia Lockwood


Los Angeles Review of Books


Los Angeles Review of Books

Los Angeles Review of Books

notable posts:

LARB Radio Hour: Sarah Manguso’s 300 Arguments (plus One Hundred Demons)
The Surreal Sources of "Lolita": Nabokov and Dalí


October


October

October covers beer, offering reviews, features, and interviews with musicians about the libation.

notable posts:

Don’t Hate the Pumpkin, Hate the Game
Having a Beer With... Protomartyr


ROAR


ROAR

ROAR">ROAR is an online magazine of "intersectional feminist resistance," and that is proven by its powerful "My Abortion: A Daily Story" series. Original fiction, poetry, essays, and criticism (the music pieces by Maria Sherman and Tobias Carroll are especially recommended) are also highlights of this important site.

notable posts:

My Abortion: A Daily Story (the entire series)
ROAR CALL: Olivia Taylor Smith of Unnamed Press


Topic


Topic

Topic shares visual and audio stories programmed around monthly themes, and shares some of the internet's most thoughtful and profound pieces.

notable posts:

Marcus Samuelsson: How Cooking Is Like Conducting
The True Crime Story Behind a 1970 Cult Feminist Film Classic


also at Largehearted Boy:

Websites to Read in 2016
Websites to Read in 2013
Blogs to Read in 2012
Blogs to Read in 2011
Blogs to Read in 2010
Bloggers to Read in 2009

Antiheroines (interviews with up and coming female comics artists)
Atomic Books Comics Preview (weekly comics highlights)
Book Notes playlists (authors create music playlists for their book)
guest book reviews
lists
musician/author interviews
Note Books (musicians discuss literature)
Soundtracked (composers and directors discuss their film's soundtracks)
weekly music release lists


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