Fun newsletters to read?
November 14, 2019 8:59 AM   Subscribe

I would like to read some more email newsletters (whether from Substack or somewhere else). Currently I subscribe to Nicole Cliffe and Anne Helen Peterson's newsletters, but I would like to read some different things and perspectives.

Ideally, I would like to read more by other women and people of color that are fun to read, and pop-culture focused. Something like Jamelle Bouie's newsletter would fit the bill.
posted by toastyk to Society & Culture (12 answers total) 22 users marked this as a favorite
Maybe Samantha Irby?
posted by wicked_sassy at 9:08 AM on November 14, 2019

Two bossy dames seems like it would fit the bill.
posted by maddieD at 9:11 AM on November 14, 2019

MeFi's own Jessamyn West has one
posted by exogenous at 9:12 AM on November 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

Paula Forbes writes about food, primarily cookbooks.

I don't know how to describe The Main Event by stacey-marie ishmael, except to say that I like it.

If you enjoy Anne Helen Peterson's newsletter, you'll probably enjoy Men Yell At Me

Andrea Grimes writes about feminist issues, with a Texas bent.
posted by tofu_crouton at 10:18 AM on November 14, 2019

Laura Olin's newsletter might be up your alley.
posted by nuannarpoq at 10:48 AM on November 14, 2019

Daniel Mallory Ortberg does an email newsletter called The Shatner Chatner. A lot about transmasculine topics, or pop culture. Like this amazing description of Untitled Goose Game.
posted by foxfirefey at 10:51 AM on November 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

I enjoy the Sunday Soother by Catherine Andrews. She describes it as "a newsletter about modern spirituality and useful tips for creating more meaning in your life" but it's usually a brief personal essay with some links to great stories. Sort of a shorter version of Anne Helen Peterson's.

Ann Friedman from Call Your Girlfriend has a great one too.
posted by apricot at 11:43 AM on November 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

I like Darcie Wilder's "Sentences." It's a weekly list of out-of-context sentences from around the web that Darcie finds amusing. You might find them amusing too, or at least intriguing enough to click through to see the context!
posted by zeusianfog at 11:56 AM on November 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

R. Eric Thomas for funny perspectives on pop culture and politics (he is a gay Black man)
posted by exceptinsects at 12:11 PM on November 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

The Rec Center is a fanfic focused weekly newsletter. I recommend it if you have any interest in fandom and fandom culture, as they share a lot of fun links in addition to fanfic recs.
posted by wsquared at 4:48 PM on November 14, 2019 [1 favorite]

I love Salty! It is sex positive and very inclusive and has awesome articles.
posted by fairlynearlyready at 11:39 PM on November 14, 2019

Thank you! Of all the ones suggested, I really like the tone and format of the Ann Friedman one the best, along with the R. Eric Thomas one.

I was wondering if there are any good Asian American ones out there? Bonus points if their focus isn't all on media representation.
posted by toastyk at 8:47 AM on November 15, 2019

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