Hmm...enough links to categorize. Goody.
The Chicago Manual of Style online is incredibly useful. They even answer questions.
World Wide Words: Everything you didn't know about the English language
Common Errors In English: An exhaustive (and exhausting) list that should be required reading in any organization producing written material
If you ever wondered what the whole goth thing was about, take a look at goth.net. Well presented and thoughtfully written, it's a great resource for the darkly inclined or those just looking for information on the subculture.
A Study of Gothic Subculture: An Inside Look For Outsiders
eGoth.com: The gothic resource website
GothPunk.com(Munity): "two parts web-zine, one part news/reviews site, and a random splash of other stuff", including such essentials as the care and feeding of mohawks. It hasn't been updated in a while, but what's there is good.
Gothic Charm School: Why Marylin Manson is not goth and other essentials for babybat and eldergoth alike.
Projekt is, in their own words, " America's premier ethereal / gothic / ambient label". This link takes you directly to the Projekt Artists page.
And here's a lovely little snippet from the BBC on the Whitby Goth Weekend courtesy Google videos.
Blogs and Mags
For news, information, a&e, and generally good writing, visit Salon. You'll have to watch an ad for a day-pass, but it's worth it, even if it is mostly US-based.
For news and information to do with the South Asian subcontinent, take a look at the South Asia Free Media Association (SAFMA) site. SAFMA also publishes the South Asian Journal, a quarterly publication that seeks to provide a platform for the analysis of issues facing the subcontinent
Rebecca's Pocket is a blog I found out about after a friend of mine met Rebecca Blood herself and told me about her. An authority on blogging, her writing is accessible and interesting, and is partly responsible for inspiring me to get my act together and start working on this site.
The Rabbit Blog is maintained by Heather Havrilesky, a writer at Salon and one of the best TV critics I've ever read. She's irreverent, she's impatient, and she's very, very funny.
Speaking of which, Heartless Bitches International (HBI) is a truly inspired site that comes complete with a Heartless Manifesto, Bitchitorial, Rants, Sappy Sites listing, and Weak of the Week, among a lot of other things. (Warning: Do not visit if you are humor-impaired.)
Things My Girlfriend and I Have Argued About: a website, a column, and a book (now several) by Mil Millington. Very, very funny.
Arts and Letters Daily is a fantastic way into the world of literature, philosophy, art, science...ideas, basically. Don't forget to check out the 'Classics' ( left nav bar, near the bottom).
Penni Russon is a writer of YA fiction published both in Australia and the US. Her books, Undine and Breathe are just the sort I loved reading when I was about thirteen, but the best thing about them is that they were just as appealing now, even at my venerable age.
Improv Everywhere really does cause scenes. This group of comedians and actors work out and pull elaborate hoaxes and pranks on the denizens of NY, NY. It's all done in fun and is never malicious or hurtful--in fact, what I like about this lot their lightheartedness and their willingness to laugh at themselves and just have an all-out good time. And they document it all for free! You gotta love that.
I have a tendency to take things apart to see how they work or how they were put together in the first place. If you can identify, then How Stuff Works is the place for you. Believe me, you won't have to replace nearly as much.
There are also many, many sites about bharatnatyam, links to some of which can be found on my dance page.
While looking for Adrienne Rich's "Orion" a while ago, I stumbled upon put your chair where your mouth is and I welcome your opinion. It's a beautiful site and contains wonderful poetry by the likes of Paul Celan and Rainer Maria Rilke, as well as Adrienne Rich.
Rainer Maria Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet. Read them.
In my opinion, Stephen Mitchell's translations of Rilke's poety is still the best there is. Since I can't find a single site that lists nearly enough of them, I'll be putting up as many as I can here.