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Carl Icahn’s Failed Raid on Washington

Was President Trump’s richest adviser focussed on helping the country—or his own bottom line?<p>One day in August, 2016, the financier Carl Icahn made an urgent phone call to the Environmental Protection Agency. Icahn is one of the richest men on Wall Street, and he has thrived, in no small measure, …

How Donald Trump killed the conservative promise of Pax Americana

<b>(Getty/Sean Gallup)</b><p>It took a reality TV star with a curious comb-over to destroy American exceptionalism<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>August 20, 2017 3:59pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch<p>Let me try to get this straight: from the moment the Soviet Union imploded in 1991 until recently just about …

Political Science

Why we fell for clean eating

The oh-so-Instagrammable food movement has been thoroughly debunked – but it shows no signs of going away. The real question is why we were so desperate to believe it. By Bee Wilson<p>In the spring of 2014, Jordan Younger noticed that her hair was falling out in clumps. “Not cool” was her reaction. At …

Plant-Based Diet

How to Sell a Billion-Dollar Myth Like a French Girl

The origins and consequences of everyone’s favorite Parisian fantasy.<p>“The French Girl’s Guide to Summer Date Style.”<p>You know it’s a racket, but you click anyway. You already know what it’s going to say: Showing less skin is ultimately sexier than wearing something too short or too low-cut, and a …

France

Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race

For years, racism has been defined by the violence of far-right extremists, but a more insidious kind of prejudice can be found where many least expect it – at the heart of respectable society<p>On 22 February 2014, I published a post on my blog. I titled it “Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People …

Prejudice

Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It'll Be Gone

On a plate, a single banana seems whimsical—yellow and sweet, contained in its own easy-to-open peel. It is a charming breakfast luxury as silly as …

Forestry

The American Climbing the Ranks of ISIS

John Georgelas was a military brat, a drug enthusiast, a precocious underachiever born in Texas. Now he is a prominent figure within the Islamic State. Here’s the story of his long and troubling journey.<p><i>Updated January 25, 2017</i><p>At dawn on a warm September morning in 2013, a minivan pulled up to a …

The Hero of Sé

Erasmo Francisco de Lima saved a woman held hostage at São Paulo's largest cathedral, only to be gunned down seconds later. Viral video of the homeless man's death became a rallying cry for compassion — but could internet fame provide closure for de Lima's family or lasting change for Brazil’s …

Death by gentrification: the killing that shamed San Francisco | Rebecca Solnit

Alejandro Nieto was killed by police in the neighbourhood where he spent his whole life. Did he die because a few white newcomers saw him as a menacing outsider?<p>On 4 March, on what would have been his 30th birthday, Alejandro Nieto’s parents left a packed courtroom in San Francisco, shortly before …

California

Justin Trudeau is what President Obama might have been, if hope and change had lasted.

The first thing I noticed, standing on the White House lawn Thursday morning to welcome Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his wife, Sophie …

Canada

Why the GOP establishment was so determined to make Marco Rubio happen.

For the past few months, the fate of the republic, or at least of the Republican Party, has seemed to hang on Marco Rubio. Even now, despite all the …

Republicans

Why the World Needs to Quit Olive Oil (at Least a Little Bit)

I think you're using too much olive oil.<p>I don't know for sure, of course, because in all likelihood you and I have never met. But I don't need to …

Recipes

This Beautiful Burger Was Designed for Kimchi Lovers

The best eats are handheld, messy, saucy moments of bliss. This burger is one such moment. Kimchi, charred green onions and bean sprouts, with a …

How to Buy Coffee Like a Pro

Want to star in your own episode of <i>Portlandia</i>? Go to the coffee aisle, pick up a bag of beans and read it aloud.<p>Should you go for the single-origin …

Everything You Need to Know About Lentils

They’re the world’s oldest cultivated legume, so it’s no surprise that lentils have become a staple across the globe – from India to the Middle East, …

MFA vs. CIA | Jennifer duBois

<i>A good spy is but the secret writer of all moments imminent.</i><br>—Chang-rae Lee, <i>Native Speaker</i><p><b>W</b>hen I was twenty-three, I was hired by the CIA. I was …

Yelp Employee Fired After Writing Scathing Critique of the Company

Yelp is on the defense after a Bay Area-based employee published a scathing condemnation of the company on Medium. In the story titled "An Open Letter To My CEO," Talia Jane writes about her experience working in the consumer support department for the restaurant review community and its food …

20 kitchen techniques that guests taught us that we still use today

Over the last two decades, we've learned a lot of essential kitchen techniques from our guests. In celebration of our 600th episode, here are 20 …

Flavors

The Right Way(s) to Serve Pesto on Pasta

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>As any screenwriter, author, or comic writer will tell you, there's no better way to get your audience coming back for more than to end with a gripping cliffhanger. In this moment alone, I'm tortured as I wait to find out what will happen now that …

In Bell v. Itawamba County School Board, SCOTUS may rule on the First Amendment and online student speech.

Taylor Bell was furious. An 18-year-old public high school student in Fulton, Mississippi, Bell had heard from several friends that two school …

School Administration

The Best Cheap Breakfasts in San Francisco

Let’s be real: San Francisco is not known as a cheap city. But, there are deals to be had if you know where to look. Which is these <b>10 restaurants for a well-priced breakfast</b> that will fill you up and start your day off really right for under $6.<p>Read More<p><b>Note:</b> Restaurants on this map are listed …

Breakfast

Bone Broth: You're Doing It Wrong (Well, if You Make These Common Mistakes)

Bone broth is everywhere these days. Learn how to make it at home by avoiding the most common mistakes.<p>We know. We know: Bone broth. It's almost too hip for its own good. But whether you consider it a miracle cure for all ailments, or just a hearty broth to sip on during cold winter months, it's a …

How to Manage Millennials

So what is a Millennial? And, what is all the fuss about? It seems as though every article written about the future of the workforce involves some discussion about Millennials. You can't discuss social media, TV viewing habits or the state of the workforce without an in-depth analysis of this …

Beef Stew in Red Wine Sauce

This is the quintessential beef stew. Jacques Pépin’s mother served it at her restaurant, Le Pélican, where she made it with tougher cuts of meat. …

Roasted Pineapple with Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce

• 1 pineapple<br>• 2 tablespoons granulated sugar<br>• 1/4 cup/60 grams butter<br>• 1/2 cup/100 grams brown sugar<br>• 1/4 cup/60 milliliters cream<br>• 8 scoops vanilla ice cream<p>1. …

11 Breadmaking Terms Every Serious Baker Should Know

Do you know your poolish from your preferment? These bread-baking terms will prep you for the path to beautiful boules.<p>So you've tried your hand at bread-making and discovered you've got a knack for it. But do you know your poolish from your preferment? Your miche from your boule? Before you sink …

Iowa, Donald Trump, and the fate of the religious right.

Last Wednesday evening, a few hundred Christian conservatives gathered at Noah’s Event Venue in suburban Des Moines for a rally with Texas Sen. Ted …

Republicans

Greek Lemon Chicken and Potatoes Recipe

"I don't have the energy or courage to cater for a living but, if I did, this Greek lemon chicken and potatoes would be one of my go-to entrees, and …

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pushed For A Law To Make Sure Women Get Equal Pay

She called on Congress directly to change the law. Then they did.<p>President Barack Obama commemorated the 7th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Friday -- with the announcement of even more steps to reduce the pay gap between men and women.<p>It was a fitting tribute to the first …

How Bakery Breads Get Those Gorgeous Patterns (and How Your Loaves Can, Too)

Slash and learn.<p>You don’t need a specialty <i>lame</i> (French for “blade”) to make professional-level bread at home, but it certainly helps in creating those telltale slash marks. You need a truly razor-sharp edge to make a clean cut; even a sharp paring knife will drag as it moves through the wet dough. …