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Common Squirrel Monkey

Monkey Chatter, Alcohol, and a Russian Treat

Well-researched stories from Atlas Obscura, The Guardian, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
James Baldwin

LGBTQ Pride Month

June is LGBTQ Pride Month, so JSTOR Daily gathered some of our favorite stories to celebrate. All with free and accessible scholarly research.

Fall in Love with Fabric Samples

Donald Brothers was a storied Scottish firm that produced amazing fabric designs. Feast your eyes on a selection today.
Woman walking a robot on a leash

Softer Populism, Pet Robots, and Frog Detox

Well-researched stories from the New Yorker, Perspectives on History, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
An octopus

A Little Light Reading

The content you need right the heck now. Have a great long weekend!
A man with a prosthetic leg

Prosthetic Limbs, Ancient Arabic, and Moving Species

Well-researched stories from Scientific American, Hyperallergic, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
A virus in droplets of water

Airborne Viruses, Summer School, and Richard Wright

Well-researched stories from Wired, Vox, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
A cowboy

Texas Identity, Smart Trees, and Cicada Weirdness

Well-researched stories from Texas Observer, Aeon, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Cover of Mdlle Riego's Knitting Book

Victorian Knitting Manuals Collection

The first manuals for knitting were printed in the 1830s. Those interested in the history of knitting will find them a rich primary source for research.
A glass of Japanese coffee jelly

Free Will, Birth Control, and Coffee Jelly

Well-researched stories from The Guardian, Nursing Clio, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Illustration of a brain

Brain Implants, Pirates, and Pretty Birds

Well-researched stories from The New Yorker, Psyche, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Edward Thomas

Poetry from the Trenches of WWI

Tragically killed in action during the Battle of Arras in 1917, Edward Thomas was on the verge of a breakthrough.
Reginald Dwayne Betts

Reginald Dwayne Betts

A 2012 essay from the American Poetry Review on poetry and the architecture of anger.
Vincent van Gogh, 1889

Van Gogh, Breathing Plastic, and the Music of Struggle

Well-researched stories from The New York Times, Black Perspectives, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Watercolor No.185, Marsh Ragwort

Victorian Botanical Paintings

Amateur botanist Margaret Rebecca Dickinson painted the wildflowers she collected in the English countryside.
King Kong

King Kong, Mole Rats, and the Mark of the Beast

Well-researched stories from Wired, Mongabay, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Clockwise: Nicole Sealey, Ishion Hutchinson, Marilyn Nelson, How Nguyen, Cathy Park Hong, WS Merwin

Sonnets by 11 Contemporary Poets

The name of this fourteen-line poetic form comes from the Italian sonetto, meaning "a little sound or song."
A dog sitting in the woods

Animal Navigation, Mystery Bacteria, and Lies

Well-researched stories from The New Yorker, Scientific American, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Clockwise: Kevin Young, Gwendolyn Brooks, Elizabeth Alexander, Mary Jo Bang, Reginald Dwayne Betts, Jack Gilbert

10 Contemporary Elegies

In these poems of lament, the speaker expresses grief and sorrow.
From left to right: Langston Hughes, Robert Hayden, Emily Dickinson, and Beah Richards

Celebrating National Poetry Month

Our best stories about poetry and poems offer free links to poems from contemporary and classic American poets.
Common octopus (Octopus vulgaris).

Octopus Dreams, Responsible Cussing, and the Filibuster

Well-researched stories from NPR, Atlas Obscura, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Illustration: UFO

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Alien Evolution, Texting while Walking, and a Maya Life

Well-researched stories from Quanta, Wired, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
The Lesbian Herstory Archives at Gay Pride, 2007

Lesbian Landmarks, Texas Bats, and Smelling Phones

Well-researched stories from Atlas Obscura, Black Perspectives, and other great publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
Hospital with 4 cots in a room without babies

Baby Bust, Dr. Seuss, and Lost Soil

Well-researched stories from The Root, Slate, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.
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Online Voices, Mongolian Dogs, and Coronazeit

Well-researched stories from The Conversation, Atlas Obscura, and other publications that bridge the gap between news and scholarship.