February 28, 2020

Coil Staff Picks #14

What were your favorite web monetized picks of the week? Here are some of ours!

Combining watercolor with colored pencil

by Kassjan Smyczek

If you want to be mesmerized and relaxed in the vein of Bob Ross, then pull up a chair and follow along as Kassjan Smyczek brings his subjects to life.

Castle in the Sky | A Study in World-building

by Isaac Hu

Thanks to Isaac Hu’s dive into the animated film Castle in the Sky, we quickly learned that mastering the art of world-building is no easy feat.

Python Tutorial: List of things (part 1)

by Bored in Lyon

As we've said before, Bored in Lyon's tutorials are anything but boring to us!

One Night in Ürümqi

by Paul Assimacopoulos

One Night in Ürümqi is Paul Assimacopoulos’s 11 chapter novella of one night in Ürümqi - the capital of Xinjiang, in 2009. This story is a unique, ground-level view of the Uyghur culture, facing discrimination, “re-education,” and mass incarceration.

What is a Stroke

by Rochelle

We continue to follow and be inspired by Rochelle’s story of recovery, courage, and persistence.

Football in February: My Thoughts on the XFL

by XRPicks

With the new XFL league, lovers of the sport now have something to watch well into the spring-time. Is it worth watching? XRPicks has some thoughts to share.

Probabilistic Revenue Sharing

by Ben Sharafian

We know a staff pick of a fellow staffer's post is inherently biased, but we think our CTO Ben Sharafian's post is one you don't want to miss.

Je rêve de Paris - I dream of Paris

by lego maracas

Fellow Lego lovers will surely enjoy lego marcos’s fanciful recount of a family trip to the City of Light.

Merge Podcast Ep. 8 - Creators, You’re missing Out

by Riley Q

We’ve been loving Riley’s web monetized podcasts! If you haven’t tuned in yet, we’re confident your FOMO is brewing.

Potato Salad Log, recipe from 1973

by Billie Paige

Our favorite modern history enthusiast, Billie Paige, is now trying her hand at some recipes through the decades. Yum!

The Cost of a Prescription in the United States- Drug Research and Development

by Steven Sands

Steven Sands’s thoughtful series on the cost of a prescription drug explores how prices managed to climb so high and some of the major problems with the healthcare industry.

On this day…

by shares a first-hand account and provides a stark reminder of the overwhelming power of nature.

About Staff Picks

Coil Staff Picks highlight some of the team’s favorite posts from the previous week. The staff’s selection guidelines are meant to be inclusive of all genres and content and limited to original, high quality creations. All selections have been published or linked on Coil and are listed in random order.

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