Google Doodle for Unsung Feminist Hero Nellie Bly

Google is celebrating the 151st birthday of trailblazing feminist and journalist Nellie Bly (whose real name was Elizabeth Cochrane) with a heartfelt, musical Google Doodle. The animation illustrates the remarkable career of Bly, whose investigative reports uncovered the harsh realities of female factory workers, the brutal conditions of an NYC women’s insane asylum and corruption in the Mexican Government. Bly reached international fame after traveling …

Compass Cultura

An ad-free publication rethinking travel journalism with thought-provoking, long-form stories

Miles away from Lonely Planet, NatGeo and Fodor’s, you’ll find Compass Cultura, a new digital approach to travel journalism. The ad-free, subscription-based project aims to elevate the genre by celebrating creative, thought-provoking writing above all else. “The industry is watered-down and noisy. It’s too hard to find great story reporting,” explains co-founder and Creative Director Jeff Campagna on the inspiration behind the project. “We hold …

Hunter S. Thompson’s “The Curse of Lono” Reissued

Thompson's most eccentric book is back in print with pages of characteristic Ralph Steadman illustrations

After nearly a decade out of print, Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman’s “The Curse of Lono” is again back on the shelves. Originally published in 1983 and heralded as the devilish duo’s most eccentric piece of work, the book follows the two—alongside a cast of equally unsightly characters—through Hawaii for the 1980 Honolulu Marathon. What was meant to be “a good chance for a …