Sources for long-form non-fiction, essay, cultural crit on web
May 17, 2013 9:55 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for websites that post longer pieces (3000 words+) on topics like science, culture, personal essay (not so much regular long-form journalism). These could be magazines like seed or or online only. Recommendations?
posted by asher to Society & Culture (14 answers total) 24 users marked this as a favorite
Much of should work, or no? Depends on what you mean by culture.
posted by knile at 10:02 AM on May 17, 2013 [3 favorites]

Arts & Letters Daily
posted by lyssabee at 10:09 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

London Review Of Books occasionally publishes pieces from their print edition online.
posted by mippy at 10:15 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite] is still fairly new, but is trying to accomplish this sort of thing.
posted by croutonsupafreak at 10:21 AM on May 17, 2013

The New Inquiry and Jacobin are also great.
posted by bl1nk at 10:32 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

ScienceBlogs: "where the world turns to talk about science"

The Rumpus: "essays, reviews, interviews, advice, music, film and poetry—along with some kick-ass comics"

Skyscraper: "an online music, arts, and culture magazine that aims to provide insightful cultural criticism – in the form of reviews, interviews, articles, and columns – on a broad range of topics in popular culture"

Edge: "to arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves"
posted by divined by radio at 10:37 AM on May 17, 2013 [2 favorites]

I concur on Arts & Letters Daily, Longform, London Review of Books, and Jacobin. Other good stuff:

The Rumpus - literary focus; original essays & links to other longform writing.
The Millions - literary focus; original essays & links to other longform writing.
The Edge - combines perspectives from arts, literature, philosophy, and science.
Film Crit Hulk - wonderful, very long, all-caps (sorry) essays about film.
Context and Variation - my favorite science blog.
BLDGblog - extended photo-essays about architecture & design.
PingMag - extended photo-essays about design; focus on Japan.

The Baffler - "a journal of art & criticism".
N+1 - essays on literature, culture, & politics.
posted by ourobouros at 10:42 AM on May 17, 2013

posted by rhizome at 11:19 AM on May 17, 2013

A passing observation. Note that more often than not, the pieces posted online, free, are not considered the better pieces for a magazine or paper to offer and without a subscription you will have access only to those articles an outlet deems worth giving away free...Of course online sites, ie, Salon, Huffington etc. are totally free.
posted by Postroad at 11:47 AM on May 17, 2013 [1 favorite]

I quite like American Scholar myself. The Sun: a Magazine of Ideas has some good essays, too.
posted by KokuRyu at 11:58 AM on May 17, 2013

The Feature
posted by backwards guitar at 1:46 PM on May 17, 2013

if you haven't seen it, previously
posted by balmore at 3:44 PM on May 17, 2013

Aeon magazine.
posted by bardophile at 8:54 AM on May 18, 2013

Response by poster: Hi, thanks for all the responses, I've been visiting many of the sites. On other note: it seems that has become a decent place for finding longer articles (perhaps to differentiate itself from reddit). I've been visiting the site frequently.
posted by asher at 8:14 AM on September 16, 2013

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