The Real Problem with Paula Deen

Why was Paula Deen allowed to be the authority on Southern cooking for over a decade?by Lauren Michele Jackson  Nov 7, 2019, 11:29am ESTIllustration by Natalie Nelson Share this story Share this on Facebook (opens in new window) Share this on Twitter (opens in new window) SHAREAll sharing options “This is a book about black aesthetics without black people,” Lauren Michele Jackson writes in the introduction to White Negroes: When Cornrows Were in Vogue… And Other Thoughts on Cultural Appropriation, out November 12. As Jackson illustrates in nine essays, the phenomenon touches all facets of American popular…

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How the U.S. betrayed the Marshall Islands, kindling the next nuclear disaster

Photography and videography by CAROLYN COLE. Graphics and design by LORENA IÑIGUEZ ELEBEE and SEAN GREENE NOV. 10, 2019 | REPORTING FROM MAJURO, MARSHALL ISLANDS Five thousand miles west of Los Angeles and 500 miles north of the equator, on a far-flung spit of white coral sand in the central Pacific, a massive, aging and weathered concrete dome bobs up and down with the tide. Here in the Marshall Islands, Runit Dome holds more than 3.1 million cubic feet — or 35 Olympic-sized swimming pools — of U.S.-produced radioactive soil and debris, including lethal amounts…

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Can Marriage Counseling Save America?

Photographs above and throughout are of attendees at a Better Angels “Red/Blue” workshop held in San Francisco this fall. Back in the 1970s, Kingsley Amis—the grumpy British novelist now remembered mostly as the father of the slightly less grumpy novelist Martin—made a remark that even today holds a high place in the anthologies of human grumpiness: “If there’s one word that sums up everything that’s gone wrong since the war, it’s Workshop.” Amis died in 1995, so he had the misfortune of living to see the workshop triumph as the primary…

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