Happy Cinco de Mayo! What does a beautiful artistic rendition of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul have to do with a popular Mexican holiday? Absolutely nothing! Here’s the best of the week.
Best Essay. “The Istanbul Derby” by Spencer Hall at SB Nation.
Best Satire. “What I Wish Women Knew About Men” by Micah J. Murray at the Redemption Pictures blog.
Best Parody. “If Coaches Coached Their Teams the Way We Do Church” by Tyler Franke at Venn Magazine.
Most Honest. “Open Letter to the Child I Hit at the Park” by Bunmi Latidan at Honest Toddler.
Best Advice. “The Golden Hour” by Johanna Harness.
Best Commentary. “Donald Sterling: Facade, Fiction, and Forgiveness” by Lisa Sharon Harper at Huff Post Religion.
Best Question. “God Has a Body” by Emily Maynard at A Deeper Story.
Best Special Needs Post. “How to Make Others Understand” by Jared Buckley at Not Alone.
Best Guest Post. “(De)tales: the Bra Thief” by Natalie Trust, posting at Cara Strickland’s blog Little Did She Know.
Best Dad Post. “The Tears of Saint Joseph” by Bill Peebles at ihopeiwinatoaster.
Funniest. “Recipes for Gourmet Ingredients, Written by 20-Year-Olds” by Jon Bois at SB Nation.
Best Facebook Status. “You Won’t Believe What My 14 Year Old Posted on Facebook” by Carl Wilke at Big Cheese Dad.
Best Photoblog. “The Force is Strong With These 35 ‘Star Wars’ Fan Families” by Mandy Velez at Huff Post Parents.
Best Video. “Honest Trailers: The Spider-Man Trilogy” by Screen Junkies (via YouTube).