When it comes to culture, we’re interested in lots of it… music, art, sport, and most of all, food. Here’s what we’re into this week:


1. 10 Mindful Grocery Choices You Can Start Making Today | Food52

Making conscious grocery shopping decisions can have a positive effect on your health and wellness — but it can do way more than just stop you from buying that unnecessary bag of chips. Tune into this feature that digs into how making mindful food purchases could help you bypass supporting Thailand’s human-trafficking industry.

2. Super-Useful AI You Should Take Advantage of Right Now | Thrillist

Sure, artificial intelligence as a concept can seem a little sketchy — but it can also make your life a lot less stressful. Check out tech gadgets like Do Not Pay, a bot lawyer that automatically contests questionable tickets on your behalf — for free! We wouldn’t mind trying virtual personal assistants like Amazon’s Alexa to help us through the day.

3. DC’s Newest Beer Garden Finds a Home in NoMa | Munchies

Check out DC’s newest beer garden, Wunder Garten, that just found a permanent home in Northeast DC. The garden opens August 5 with an array of 16-ounce beers ranging from classic German brewers like Franziskaner and Spaten and also local crafts, such as DC’s Hellbender Brewing Company. What better way to beat the summer heat than with some ice-cold suds.

4. 9 Foods You Need to Put in Your Freezer IMMEDIATELY | Refinery29

Refreshment is top of our minds when summer swelter starts to set in — and we need way more than a cold glass of water. Try freezing your favorite fruits like mango or individual yogurts for an exhilarating pop of flavor. Also on our list: frozen champagne slushies.

5. A Map Of Where The Internet Doesn’t Exist—And How To Get There | Fast Company

For all the time we spend yelling at our phone for having poor service, sometimes there’s something so refreshing and mysterious about the possibility of going off the grid — particularly when summer vacation feels like it’ll never arrive and all you want to do is get away from email. There’s an app for that. White Spots helps you spot the areas where there’s no signal, guides you on how to get to them, and tells you some pretty cool stories along the way of the artists, activists, and others who are selectively seeking the spots.