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Off Message is a newsletter by journalist Brian Beutler, about politics, media, and culture in America, and seeing past the distorting effects that can make these realms so confusing.
Hundreds of paid subscribers · $7/month
Author, fashion critic and former digital fashion editor at Highsnobiety, Alec Leach examines fashion’s problems with sustainability, consumption and greenwashing, and looking at how we can make sense of fashion in an age of crisis.
Launched a month ago · €5/month
Welcome to DOUBLE TAKE by Colleen Crivello—for anyone who has ever been in love, or wants to be in love—join a community of more than 20,000+ subscribers reading about modern love.
Launched 6 months ago · $7/month
Former influencer Lee Tilghman looks at digital culture and shares the offline practices that saved her. Go behind-the-scenes on Lee’s writing practice this week as @substackinc’s Writer in residence on Instagram.
Hundreds of paid subscribers · $5/month
In 2017, illustrator Kyle T Webster sold his digital brush brand to Adobe. He shares stories of success, failure, lucky guesses, and digital art, on Substack.
Launched 10 months ago · $5/month

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