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Features & Favorites

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

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Tablet Magazine

My Hidden Houston

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The Atlantic

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

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

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The Atlantic

The United States of Billy Joel

Reviews & Interviews

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The Atlantic

Michael Pollan: ‘Cooked’ and the Luxury of Time

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The Atlantic

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

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The Wall Street  Journal

Robert Sietsema’s New York in a Dozen Dishes

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Texas Monthly

Bum Phillips Inspires an Opera

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The Atlantic

What Happened to Nina Simone?

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The Atlantic

How the Great Depression Still Shapes the Way Americans Eat

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The Atlantic

Tzipi Livni: ‘Israel Needs Borders—and Peace’

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The Atlantic

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

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The Atlantic

Action Bronson: Where James Beard Meets Rap

Politics & Foreign Affairs

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The Washington Post

Capitol Rioters Weren’t Just Clowns and Militants.

They’re Our Neighbors.

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The Atlantic

In Prison, Ramen Is the New Cigarettes

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The Atlantic

The Yemeni Bodega Strike

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The Atlantic

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

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The Atlantic

Why Obama Told Ohio to Go to Taco Bell

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The Atlantic

The Sad Fate and Historic Legacy of the Houston Astrodome

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Slate

The Atlantic

New York Times

Nothing Can Replace the Bodega