A drawing of a city street featuring people sitting outside the Uncommon Cafe
Art by BJ Heinley

Uncommon's story is captured in the Dispatch, the weekly community newsletter, which ran for over four years. The history has been archived here, including the delightful guest contributions and the separate member newsletter.

They capture the community first taking shape, big milestones and small steps forward, building the site, and experiments like Table for Six phone conversations. Each edition also includes thoughtful replies to the previous week's prompt.

Here are a few highlights if you’re just starting:

Browse the Dispatch Archive


Questions were the heart of Uncommon. Each email dispatch included a prompt and the next edition the responses. The treasure trove of community prompts is ready for your next dinner party, campfire conversation, or long walk with a friend.

Browse the Prompts Archive