Writing

Virtual Grave, In Lara Vapnyar’s Still Here, Start-ups are the Next False Land of Opportunity for Immigrants, Slate

The Sneaky Genius of America’s Lenient Return Policies, Quartz 

We Rob America of Something Very Important When We Deny Visas to Foreign Artists, Observer

The Improbable History of NYC’s Revolutionary Art School, The Art Student’s League, Gothamist

Sustainable Solutions to the Clothing Industry’s Staggering Waste ProblemHyperallergic

Salon

“To break the shackles of gravity”: How women’s gymnastics captures our imagination every 4 years

“How to Make White People Laugh”: Comedian and Author Negin Farad on Fighting Islamophobia, One “Bacon Test” at a Time

Forward

If A-Wa Wants Real Mizrahi Revival, It’s Time to Get Political

Ethiopian-Israeli Artist Creates Gorgeous Paintings to Celebrate Her Heritage

Mental Floss

7 Alternative Grains and Seeds to Incorporate into Your Diet

8 Smart Ways to Protect Yourself and (Your Stuff) Online

4 Everyday Products You Can Make At Home

Lilith

Why Does Ayelet Tsabari Hesitate Over the Term Arab-Jew?

Jessie Kahnweiler Confronts Online Dating App Sexters

Rebecca Schiff Talks Technology and Illness, Volunteering to Be Objectified, and Writing What You Wouldn’t Say in Polite Company

Book Witty

Nonstop Metropolis Maps New York’s Invisible Cities 

Footnotes from the World’s Greatest Bookstores: The Global Phenomenon of the Local Bookstore

Saffron Tales: A Journey to Discover Iran’s Contemporary Cuisine 

Q&A With Hamid Dabashi: Iran Without Borders

Between Two Worlds: Native: Dispatches from a Palestinean-Israeli Life

Garden Collage 

Juanli Carrion’s Geopolitical Garden Is Shaping Globalism in Fort Greene

How The Uprooted Flower Truck Is Reinventing Floristry (On Wheels)

MFO-Park in Zurich Is Changing the Paradigm of Public Greenspace

New “Garden Gate” in Heathrow Airport Uses Plants to Relax Travelers

Dale Chihuly’s Glass Sculptures Illuminate The Atlanta Botanical Garden

When It Comes to Art in New York City Parks, Jonathan Kuhn Knows His Stuff

The Story Behind New York City’s First Stormwater Management Park