frequently accessed websites, or websites frequently accessed in the past
- AbeBooks -- good source for used, early edition books; unfortunately owned by Amazon
- Project Gutenberg -- free texts of older books
- New York Review of Books -- bi-weekly book reviews publication, and reprinter of classic books
- Pynchon Wiki -- "a literary wiki exploring the novels of Thomas Pynchon"
- The Paris Review -- essays, interviews, stories, poems
- JSTOR -- "explore the world’s knowledge, cultures, and ideas"
- NASA -- National Aeronautics and Space Administration
- TM Fowler -- panoramic maps in Pennsylvania State Archives
- National Weather Service -- exceptionally rich data simply presented with zero ads
- Wikipedia -- "The Free Encyclopedia"
- The Economist -- "world news, economics, politics, business & finance"
- Foreign Affairs -- foreign policy & international relations
- The New Yorker -- culture notes for aspirational Upper West Siders
- ArkivMusic -- good source for classical & jazz CDs
- Harmonia -- early music
- KMFA 89.5 -- "Classically Austin -- on key, and off beat"
- WQED Classical FM 89.3 -- yinzer classical radio
- WRTI 90.1 -- "Your [Philadelphia's] Classical and Jazz Source"
- BBC World Service -- live news radio
- Drudge Report -- digital tabloid
- Hacker News -- tech news aggregator and discussion forum
- South China Morning Post -- HK, China, Asia news & opinion
- The Wall Street Journal -- lifestyle news magazine
- ZeroHedge -- "on a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"
- Swasthi's Recipes -- "authentic Indian recipes for the modern kitchen"
- Serious Eats -- general good recipes
- The Woks of Life -- "a culinary genealogy"
- Achewood -- web comic
- Unmitigated Pedantry -- "a look at history and popular culture"
- Andy Matuschak -- ...
- Astral Codex Ten -- Scott Alexander substack
- Money Stuff -- by Matt Levine
- CRPG Addict -- diaristic "let's play" of historical computer role-playing games
- The Digital Antiquarian -- "a history of computer entertainment and digital culture"
- Freddie deBoer -- substack
- Gwern -- ...
- LessWrong -- rationalist community
- Vern's Reviews -- "On the Films of Cinema"
- rachelbythebay -- "software, technology, sysadmin war stories, and more"
- ribbonfarm -- "constructions in magical thinking" by Venkatesh Rao
- Derek Sivers -- ...
- Slate Star Codex -- Scott Alexander archive
- Stratechery -- tech industry analysis by Ben Thompson