This website may have an old-fashioned layout, but it contains an impressive amount of both useful and fun content to explore. Highlights include an interactive Buddha Zine, a library of digital texts, educational materials, and more ebooks and downloads
A free online non-sectarian Buddhist journal.
Archive on the life of Shunryu Suzuki created by his biographer, David Chadwick (Crooked Cucumber). See also the sister-site shunryusuzuki.com, featuring archives of Suzuki’s lectures. Chadwick’s personal “non-Zense” site can be found at cuke-annex.com.
Daily Zen quote & monthly articles.
If you can get past the poorly-designed front page, there are really cool things here, such as comprehensive guidebooks on Zen Buddhism, Dōgen’s Genjo Koan, and the Heart Sutra, as well as free ebooks.
A gallery of Himalayan art, much of it Buddhist, and also some Bon and Hindu art. Aside from the wonderful art, there are comprehensive glossaries of Tibetan Buddhist terms, manifestations of Buddha and Avalokiteshvara, and Buddhist-Hindu equivalents.
Texts ranging from the Jataka tales, to The Gateless Gate, to Arthur Waley’s translation of Japanese Nō plays, to A Buddhist Bible.
An non-sectarian, independent, bimonthly Buddhist magazine.
A site by Catherine Holmes Clark featuring feminist interpretations of Buddhist philosophy.
A free journal that publishes scholarly articles on contemporary Buddhism published by the Triratna Buddhist Community.
Representing female Buddhist teachers, nuns, and scholars, and female Buddhas, bodhisattvas, and Buddhist figures.
A directory of Zen sites from the early days of the World Wide Web. Many of the links are dead. This site is interesting if you’re in the mood for some web archeology
This site’s layout is a bit difficult to navigate, but click around. It is full of free essays and books, and there are new articles being posted to this day.
Old website from the 90s. It may help to navigate using Internet Archive. Known for hosting a translation of The Gateless Gate, an essential set of koans. You may also find the glossary and reading list useful.
A curious and prolific online literary magazine
Articles that gently criticize leftist strategies and promote empathy and wellbeing
Long-running blog with thoughts on religion and philosophy
Literature through the lens of essayist Maria Popova
Fun reviews of silent films
Personal musings, articles, guides to web-weaving and game-making, and recipes of the Melon King
Contemporary literature, interviews with authors, book recommendations
Discover critically-acclaimed new music releases
A wonderful site that indexes Billie Holiday records & includes many rare and beautiful photos of Lady Day.
Discover different versions of the same song. Especially awesome for fans of jazz standards.
Two jazz streams, one for 30s-40s American jazz, and one for Japanese jazz.
A directory of music streams on the web
Listen to radio streams across the world.
Their tagline “New Jersey’s only radio station” may or may not be true, but they are my favorite by far. Shows vary from experimental, ambient music to jazz, to punk rock, reggae, folk, indie, etc.
24/7 classical & jazz programming
“Power-based violence” is an umbrella term for various types of abuse, including sexual abuse and assault, dating violence, domestic violence, and stalking.
A guide by Survivor Guides that discusses different forms of stalking (including through new mediums such as social media), survivors’ lives, and how they can be supported.
Measures to protect yourself from online harrassment.
A guide to help build compassion and understanding towards survivors. Intersectional & mindful of the nuanced issues that survivors face. Print double-sided & flip on the short side.
Know if a movie, TV show, or book contains sexual violence before going in.
An encyclopedia of famous poems by famous poets.
Public domain works of e.e. cummings.
Sacred texts and other writings ranging from Native American stories, to Grimoires, to LGBT writings including the poems of Sappho, to groundbreaking feminist texts, and so much more. This site is an incredible resource.
Marxist writings and archives of publications from around the world.
Old media-related magazines dating back to 1849.
Searchable database of published works.
A pretty-looking archive of English literature spanning from the medieval era to the 18th century.
“Illuminating” poetry from around the world.
Sacred poetry from around the world, from the 2nd century to the present-day.
Mostly traditional English poetry.
Pulp mags from 1896-1946.
Rumi’s quatrains translated into English by Zara Houshmand.
Zines on political topics varying from reproductive rights, to anti-racism, to self-care.
A pretty 90s website by a poet named Peter Y. Chou. Contains various poems (collections of republished works, & updated with new original poetry as well), quotes, even (démodé) pages on web design. The site is really lovely and functions as a sort of “home page” for the internet, but unfortunately many of the links out are now defunct.
Boring & utilitarian, but it gets the job done. Their mobile browser blocks ads.
Search for Web 1.0 pages.
An engine whose goal is to find web pages that are genuinely interesting – meaning, less listicles and SEO-laden shit, more content that actually takes effort to write. Read more about it here. It also shows which pages contain scripts, trackers, cookies, etc.
Guides to HTML, CSS, & hosting a site on Neocities
Want to dip your toes into working with HTML for the very first time? Follow this little guide to building your first website. Created by Zach Mandeville
Freeware that seems kind of like Kid Pix but for zines.
Thousands and thousands of zines to look through. Be sure to check the unsorted section as well.
Zine links and articles. Some links are dead.
A quick guide that not only answers “What’s a zine?,” but also shows you how to make one that’s both a webpage and print-ready minizine using CSS!
Printable full-size and minizines.
Web-readable and printable mini-zines.
Someone who’s been making zines since the early 2000s.
Zinester since 2014. Runs a zinester Discord server and webring.
Homepage of Quinn Collard, creator of various zines