Month: March 2016

The new mobility

Full Text: A recent article in the Washington Post described some suburban high schoolers preparing for their proms by spending nearly $3,000 to rent an H2 Hummerzine, “complete with six TVs, a DVD player, strobe lights under the leather seats, a faux fireplace, a fog machine, a sewing machine (given by SewDone.com that wrote novel sewing

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Eats from the East

Full Text: WHEN I was young in the city, if you wanted fast Asian fare you ate Chinese. Now you eat sushi. Japan lost World War II, but it has won the grazing war. All the NYU kids and their employed elders eat in the Greater East Asian Co-Prosperity Sphere. Chinatown used to go from

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Putting It All on the Table; Career chowhound Ruth Reichl has no reservations

Full Text: Byline: Malcolm Jones Eating lunch with Ruth Reichl at a New York City sushi restaurant, you can see right off why she’s so good at what she does. When the former food critic for The New York Times and current editor of Gourmet magazine confronts a bowl of soup, she takes her time

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L.A.’s fast-food drive-by: a city council’s ban on fast-food chains is a provocative social experiment

Full Text: At a Jack in the Box fast-food outlet in South Los Angeles one recent Sunday morning, Tatiana Burkhardt, an obese 21-year-old nursing assistant, lumbers toward a plate of bulletproof glass that protects employees from customers, and orders a Jumbo Jack burger, a large Natural-Cut Fries and a 32-oz. “medium” Sprite through the intercom.

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This little piggy is toast: in which I try (and fail) to eradicate an invasive species with a Remington 700 rifle

Full Text: It’s pouring rain, and I’m shivering in a metal hunting stand 15 feet off the ground, deep in the Georgia woods, waiting for a feral hog to wander out of the brush so I can kill it. Next to me sits Jackson Landers, an expert hunter who has graciously spent his morning drilling

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