longreads

PROFILES

This NYC Artist's Radical Bread Is Baked to Be Destroyed

"If you look at bread, you have to look at subsidies and revolts and taxation. Bread has never really been simple.”
Diana Hubbell
4.17.19
Op-Ed

Stop Calling Food 'Plantation'

In the most generous light, the word can be a clumsy stand-in for “Southern.” But the term can't be separated from enslavement.
Eric Ginsburg
2.21.19
longreads

A Real Hot Mess: How Grits Got Weaponized Against Cheating Men

Understanding the Black women who seized a common pantry item—and, with it, power.
Cynthia R. Greenlee
2.14.19
personal essay

The Unapologetically Arab Restaurant That Reminded Me America is My Country, Too

At Dyafa, seeing people enjoying my heritage through food felt like a lifelong cloud of hatred was being lifted.
Janelle Lassalle
1.24.19
This Week in Science

Your Brain Is Paying Attention While You're Sleeping

Even if you don't remember, your brain is listening.
Shayla Love
1.18.19
longreads

This Fresh Batch of New York Bakers Is Making Bread Interesting Again

"It’s funny, when people meet me, they’re like, ‘Wait, you’re not what I expected.’"
Diana Hubbell
1.15.19
Essays

Kanye West Vs. Fame

Yikes.
Paul Thompson
10.4.18
Interviews

Kurt Vile Is All Greased Up

The Philadelphia musician speaks on his new album ‘Bottle It In,’ meeting Neil Young, computers, Donald Trump’s bullshit, staring age 40 down, a mental breakdown, and whatever the hell his future holds.
Eric Sundermann
9.19.18
Culture

'Bad Appetite' Puts the Food World's Cultural Appropriation on the Chopping Block

Comedian Jenny Yang uses her nascent YouTube series to showcase underrepresented voices in food.
Tiffany Do
7.23.18
Features

Meet the Once-Homeless Chef Using Food to Fight Poverty

"You can’t do anything positive with your life unless you’re stabilized, and you can’t be stabilized on an empty stomach."
Charlie Friedmann
6.22.18
Fast Food

Denny's Helped Me Realize I Could Be Both Chinese and American

Much like Denny’s—which first opened its doors as a donut shop in Lakewood, California—I also had my transformational coming of age in the outskirts of Los Angeles.
Kaila Yu
5.16.18
Essays

To Iceage, With Love

The Danish group's new album 'Beyondless' is wonderful. Fuck the facts, Iceage are the greatest rock and roll band in the world.
Zachary Lipez
5.10.18
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