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Features & Favorites

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

Tablet Magazine

My Hidden Houston

The Atlantic

‘Baker Street’: The Mystery of Rock's Greatest Sax Riff

Taco Bell Gave Me a Cell Phone. It Came With a Past.

The Atlantic

The United States of Billy Joel

Reviews & Interviews

The Atlantic

Michael Pollan: ‘Cooked’ and the Luxury of Time

The Atlantic

‘The Gefilte Manifesto’: How Gefilte Fish Got Its Groove Back

The Wall Street  Journal

Robert Sietsema’s New York in a Dozen Dishes

Texas Monthly

Bum Phillips Inspires an Opera

The Atlantic

What Happened to Nina Simone?

The Atlantic

How the Great Depression Still Shapes the Way Americans Eat

The Atlantic

Tzipi Livni: ‘Israel Needs Borders—and Peace’

The Atlantic

‘The Founder’: How Ray Kroc Became an American Villain

The Atlantic

Action Bronson: Where James Beard Meets Rap

Politics & Foreign Affairs

The Atlantic

Why Foreign Leaders Read Trump's 1990 Playboy Interview

The Atlantic

In Prison, Ramen Is the New Cigarettes

The Atlantic

The Yemeni Bodega Strike

The Atlantic

How Hemingway's A Moveable Feast Became a Bestseller in France After the Paris Attacks

The Atlantic

Why Obama Told Ohio to Go to Taco Bell

The Atlantic

The Sad Fate (but Historic Legacy) of the Houston Astrodome

Slate

The Atlantic

New York Times

Nothing Can Replace the Bodega