Here are some links I like…


D. B. Scott’s excellent Canadian magazines blog.

The Longform podcast has many excellent interviews with top nonfiction feature writers and authors. Co-founded and co-hosted by Evan Ratliff, Aaron Lammer, and Max Linsky.

Always Take Notes is a British podcast similar to Longform. The hosts, Eleanor Halls and Simon Akam, interview writers, editors, literary agents, publishers, etc.

Longform co-founder and co-host Evan Ratliff is also one of three founders of a digital-only magazine called The Atavist which publishes excellent longform narrative nonfiction.

Aeon is a not-for-profit, digital-only magazine that focuses on societal issues, science, technology and philosophy. It’s a kind of academic journal that is readable and entertaining.

Pacific Standard, published by the not-for-profit Social Justice Foundation, covers social and environmental issues.

The Allusionist is Helen Zaltzman’s wonderful podcast about the English language and lexicon.

This is the online site for the Ryerson Review of Journalism:

The Poynter Institute‘s site is filled with journalism-related stuff.’s Arts Online has lots of good arts-related writing.

I teach Advanced Feature Writing at Ryerson University’s Chang School for Continuing Education and I’m a mentor-advisor in the University of King’s College’s Master of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction program.



Richard Polt’s wonderful The Classic Typewriter Page.

Robert Messenger’s Canberra, Australia-based OzTypewriter.

Toronto-based Martin Howard’s beautiful Antique Typewriters page. I once saw an exhibition of his machines at the Royal Ontario Museum.

Machines of Loving Grace is Alan Seaver’s splendid typewriter page.

The Shannon L. Johnson Typewriter Collection.


All Music Guide is a great all-round resource.

This site is a music nerd’s delight. Robert Christgau is the dean of living rock critics.

MOJO. The indispensable British music magazine.

Pitchfork Media is either the definitive source of independent music news, commentary and criticism, or a bunch of elistist bastard music snobs. Either way, I like it.

Great music-related information and reviews on Toronto-based writer and filmmaker Nicholas Jennings‘ site.