Book Marks - Book review aggregator.
The Literary Saloon - Daily coverage of literary news with an international focus. The website also contains an extensive book review database.
The New Rambler - Criticism of new academic non-fiction.
General Media Criticism
4Columns - Four columns of arts criticism updated weekly. Each column is roughly 1,000 words.
caa.reviews - Concise, critical reviews of books, exhibitions, and projects in all areas and periods of art history and visual studies.
The Baffler - Irreverent criticism of politics and culture.
New Models - Aggregator of interesting criticism with some original content.
Scaruffi - Encyclopedic and idiosyncratic capsule reviews of music and literature.
Works in Progress - Historical analyses of technology.
Filmgrab - Repository of film screengrabs.
Jonathan Rosenbaum - The most cosmopolitan American film critic. Updated with old and new reviews everyday.
Screen Slate - Daily listings of screenings in New York City. Useful capsule reviews of movies.
Doom & Gloom From The Tomb - Bootlegs, mixes, and recommendations from an Aquarium Drunkard editor.
Honest Jon’s Latest 100 Arrivals - A nice way to find music to listen to when you’re in a rut.
Raven Sings the Blues - Similar to Aquarium Drunkard mentioned above but updated more frequently. Focuses more on new music.
Wire - The standard periodical for avant-garde music (excluding classical generally speaking).
Congressional Research Service Reports - Authoritative reports on current American and international policy issues. Reports range from a single page to over 100 pages in length. Updated every weekday.
Jotwell - A good resource to keep up with contemporary legal scholarship. Jotwell brought to my attention the fact that the Michigan Law Review publishes an annual issue (typically the 6th issue in each volume) that reviews significant legal books from the past year.
Marginalia - “Search engine that focuses on non-commercial content, and attempts to show you sites you perhaps weren’t aware of in favor of the sort of sites you probably already knew existed.” Not nearly as interesting or useful as you might hope, but this website does provide a nice counter to the information-deadening effects of Google and algorithmic recommendation.
Updated April 2, 2022
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- Add representative posts where appropriate