For this issue, we asked our contributors, “What’s the best thing anyone ever taught you to do?” Click on the pictures below for their answers, and for links to their individual websites.


Derya Davenport

Over the years the internet has taught me (or taught me to improve) almost every skill, trick, and art I practice. Joining circular knitting neatly, playing barre chords, concocting the perfect London Fog, saving a camera from a serious dunking in a stream, German grammar, how to deal with shoes that are too tight, how to properly expose a photo, how to write a novel in a month. . . . The list is endless; the internet is an autodidact’s dream. And I have my dad to thank for teaching me how to use it.